Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s movie ‘Tubelight’ released on Eid this year. But surprisingly the film did not do well at the box-office. Both the producers and distributors suffered huge financial losses and if reports are to be believed, they even demanded a refund from the actor.
Now it is being learnt that the ‘Sultan’ actor has agreed to pay the distributors to make up for the Tubelight’s losses.
“Salman Khan has agreed to refund monies to distributors to make up for losses in Tubelight. A lovely gesture. That’s being human!” tweeted trade analyst Komal Nahta.
The actor will pay a sum of Rs 55 crore to the distributors.
Salman Khan’s father Salim Khan told Mid-Day that they are going to pay back the distributors.
He said: “When a distributor suffers a loss, the producer needs to show some responsibility and share the burden. We, too, have done the same thing. We met a few of them and are trying to find a middle ground. We will pay back the distributors.”
Tubelight released on June 23 and the movie took a week to cross the 100 crore mark. But the actor seemed happy with the critics’ reaction to the film. He even said that he was expecting poor ratings as it was not a song-and-dance movie.
On the work front, Salman Khan will be next seen in Ali Zafar’s ‘Tiger Zinda hai’.