Aamir Khan Explains Why He Takes A Share Of Profits Instead Of Fee For A Film
Aamir Khan: “It is my responsibility to take care that the cost is recovered”
- Aamir Khan stopped charging a fee for films a few years ago
- Aamir’s last few films have yielded fabulous returns at the box office
- He’s currently awaiting the release of Thugs Of Hindostan
Aamir Khan, who has made blockbuster films such as 3 Idiots, Dangal and PK, said that he doesn’t charge a single rupee for the films he stars in and instead he takes a share in the profit, which gives him a “sense of responsibility,” reports IANS. Speaking at a special programme aired on Tata Sky, Aamir Khan said: “I don’t charge a single rupee for my films. It is my responsibility to take care that the cost is recovered and the whole crew has been paid. And when this is done, I get my share in profit. This gives me a sense of responsibility, of which you all can see the results.” Aamir Khan is currently awaiting the release of Thugs Of Hindostan, produced by Yash Raj Films.
Earlier in March, Aamir Khan told news agency IANS that he had stopped charging a fee for films a few years ago. “If the film makes less money, I make less money, and if the film makes more money, I make more money,” IANS quoted him as saying.
Aamir Khan mostly releases one film in a year, which normally closes the box office with a big bang. Aamir Khan’s previous few films have created box office history not only in India but also in China. Films such as Dangal, PK and 3 Idiots performed exceptionally well in China making huge profit for the filmmakers.
As of now, Aamir is looking forward to the release of Thugs Of Hindostan, in which he’s joined by Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The film is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and it opens in theatres on November 8.
Aamir said, “I think the script is the foundation (of a film) and I make sure that once I love the story and the film is in the making, people who are investing money should not be in loss. I don’t allow the producer to shoulder the responsibility alone. There is a worrying trend that now the star has started taking about 80 per cent of the film, not profit but actually as his fees. Even though he is letting his fees go, it ultimately comes to the actor taking away 80 per cent. In 20 per cent, how are we going to make a successful film?”