Salman Khan arrived with his big Eid release Tubelight. But surprisingly the film failed to do wonders at the box-office. The collections of the film left us thinking how long will it be able to survive at the cinema halls. Due to this, the distributors of the film suffered huge losses and reportedly, several producers and distributors were demanding a refund from Salman. And now it is being learned that Bhaijaan of Bollywood has agreed to bear all of it and refund the money to the distributors.
Trade analyst Komal Nahta, tweeted to confirm the report. He wrote, “SalmanKhan has agreed to refund monies to distributors to make up for losses in Tubelight. A lovely gesture. That’s being human!” According to a report in ANI, Salman has agreed to pay Rs 55 crore to the distributors. The movie has grossed Rs. 114.50 crore net at the Indian box office till now. Moreover, with last weekend releases like MOM, Guest Iin London and also Spider-Man: Homecoming doing well at the ticket counters, Tubelight’s collection is expected to see a further downfall.
Further, Salman’s father and screen writer Salim Khan confrmed the same. According to a Mid-Day report, 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.”
However, Salman was happy with critics’ reaction to Tubelight for they were not as bad as he expected them to be. Earlier in an interview he said, “The critics were like really good. I was expecting minus 3 and minus 4 and they gave me 1 and 2, apparently. So, I am very pleased with that.” He said further, “What happens with a film like this… It’s an Eid release and it has been seen in recent years that there will be song-and-dance so, they went expecting that kind of film but got to see something else. So, now this film is not supposed to be seen with buddies and the thought ‘let’s have fun’. It’s a very emotional film. Howsoever cold-hearted, emotionless a person is, he or she will get teary-eyed after watching the film. This is that kind of a film, where you need to take your parents, grandparents, and families.”
Meanwhile, Salman is busy shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tiger Zinda Hai and has recently also shot for a cameo in the remake of his blockbuster hit, Judwaa 2.