Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan who will next be seen in the forthcoming movie ‘Thugs of Hindostan’, said that his first rupee comes to him when the film’s cost is recovered from every aspect and when the producer have earned their profit share and he also said that he does not allow the producer to bear the entire responsibility on their shoulders alone.
Speaking in an interaction with writer Anjum Rajabali at the Indian Screenwriters press conference, Aamir went on to say: “I think the script is the foundation. I ensure that once I love the story and the film is in the making, people who are investing money should not face loss. I don’t allow the producer to shoulder the responsibility alone.”
Sitting in the audience lot, veteran actress Shabana Aazmi asked the actor about the new trend of stars demanding 80 per cent as the fees and how was it possible to make a successful film in 20 per cent.
To which Aamir replied: “My first rupee comes to me when the film’s cost is recovered in every aspect, after the producer’s and everybody else’s money is recovered. That’s the model I work with, and I take a higher cut in the percentage because I am risking my time on that, and I think producers are happy with that too.”
Aamir believes it is the best business model because in most of his films, “If producer is not losing money, it is but obvious that he will sign me for the next film. That is why I always ensure that if I am signed in a film, there is no loss.”