Aamir Khan Make Films Without Charging ‘A Single Rupee’ Upfront

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We all know that Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is able to make whatever passion project he wants to, and still, he is one of the most bankable stars in the Bollywood industry. Have you ever wondered why? Aamir Khan had explained in detail his ‘business model’ in 2018, and in this model, he does not charge ‘a single rupee’ before the film starts getting a profit.

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Aamir Khan has delivered record-breaking blockbuster hits such as 3 Idiots, PK, and Dangal. The star was last seen in the critical and commercial flop movie Thugs of Hindostan.

In an event, Aamir Khan gave a glimpse about the methods through which he makes films and he gave examples of movies such as Taare Zameen Par and Talaash. Both the movies were small budget projects, but were huge successes for him. He stopped taking money up front and did not charge a single rupee for his movies. If the movie flops, the investment is first recouped and when everybody is paid and the cost is recovered, the actor earns some percentage in profits. So if a film does not make big at the box office, he does not take the money and takes the responsibility for the failure.

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He said, “I’ve stopped taking money upfront. I don’t charge a single rupee for my films. If a film does well, first the investment is recouped. When everyone is paid and the cost is recovered, I earn a percentage in profits. So if a film doesn’t work, I won’t make money. But no one should suffer a loss, I feel responsible for that.”

Giving the example of the movie Talaash, he said that the movie was very close to his heart and made sure that the budget of the movie did not cross a certain amount. He predicted the movie will fetch around 60 crore, but ultimately it made up 95 crore, which was way ahead of the prediction.

Aamir hasn’t worked in a movie since Thugs of Hindostan, but will next be witnessed in highly anticipated project, Laal Singh Chaddha, the official remake of Hollywood classic Forrest Gump. Helmed under the banner of Advait Chandan, the movie was postponed owing to the pandemic.

Published by Ricky Tandon on 11 Apr 2021

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