Salman Khan’s Eid release Tubelight failed to perform well at the box-office. While the producers made huge profits, the distributors have to face heavy losses. Reportedly the distribution rights of the film were sold for 132 crores.
Now according to the latest reports, Salman Khan has agreed to compensate the losses suffered by distributors. A few distributors met Salman to request him for a refund. The meeting was held on Saturday. “The distributors met Salman at his home, where his father, Salim Khan, was also present. Salman has agreed to compensate them for their losses,” a source present at the meeting said. While the compensation amount hasn’t been disclosed yet, it’s believed to be close to Rs 60 crore.
Salman’s father Salim Khan spoke to Mid-Day regarding this development and 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.”
Salim Khan adds that the practice of returning the money to the distributors isn’t new. “We all have to work with each other in the future. So, it’s good that like-minded people come together and make a decision, which acts as a win-win situation for both the makers as well as the distributors.”
In the recent past, Shahrukh Khan had also compensated distributors for Dilwale.