Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is the current revenue machine of the industry, has just experienced a setback through his latest flick, Tubelight. The movie, which was touted to be an experimental venture focusing more on the storyline, has not gone down well with the audience and eventually has ended up as a loss venture for the movie's distributors.
Salman Khan, whose previous movies have raked in massive profits, was expected to replicate the same result with Tubelight as well, and the movie was sold at a considerably exorbitant price. Since the movie tanked at the box office, the consolidated loss for the distributors is said to be a whopping 55 Crores.
However, the star who believes in 'Being Human' tagline is said to be preaching the mantra what he is practicing. Sources say that the handsome hunk is set to step forward in order to compensate the losses through his personal account. This has come as a welcome move and the industry folks are going gaga over his sweet gesture.
This is not the first instance of a humanitarian gesture by an actor turned producer. On a certain occasion, Shahrukh had refunded the money of up to 50% of the losses incurred by his movie, Dilwale.
The idea of sharing the loss with distributors not only shows the kindness of these two Bollywood biggies, but also keeps the art called cinema alive!
Not to forget the fact that pioneer of sharing loss was started down South by none other than the Thalaivar of Indian cinema. Superstar Rajinikanth, who had acted and produced the much-anticipated movie, Baba in 2002, fizzled at the box office.
Though the profits and losses were to be embraced by the distributors, the Superstar felt that movie's debacle in terms of money were to be accepted and shared by the producer as well and not just the distributor alone. Rajinikanth stepped forward and compensated the loss faced by the movie's distributors.
His 2014 released movie, Lingaa, which had grossed a huge 150 Cr at the box office failed to be successful at the box office since the distribution sales were sky high. The 67-year-old legendary actor stepped in and sorted things amicably between distributors and the movie's producer.
Rajinikanth is the only known Superstar down South to have shown such a rare gesture and the Bollywood biggies, both SRK and Salman who adore Thalaivaa have stepped in the footsteps of the Superstar.