Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan recently opened up about the profit sharing model of his films. Yes, he finally unveiled the ultimate theory in the inaugural ceremony of the 5th Indian Screenwriters Conference (ISC) at Mumbai. And certainly, we couldn’t help but agree that this theory is apt as his films are hugely successful at the box office.
There’s a reason why he is labeled as Mr. Perfectionist of B-Town. No matter which film he opts for, he just pours his heart and soul into it. There is ample evidence to support the same.
Now speaking of his profit-sharing model, according to media reports, the actor charges his fee out of the profit which the film makes.
“I don’t charge a single penny for a film…The producer, the financier, the distributor, the sub-distributor and the exhibitor all have to recover their costs and then what remains is the profit, out of which I charge my fee.”
You heard that right! Apparently, Aamir Khan charges a considerable amount of fee from the profit. Veteran actress Shabana Azmi also attended the event. Interestingly, she asked Aamir regarding the profit margin and amount that some actors charge. And the Dangal star’s reply was commendable.
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“I know of situations when actors charge upfront fees. When you are charging upfront fees you are loading the project and then on top of that again you are charging a percentage of profits whatever the share might be.”
Apparently, everybody gets their due in the process and no one is left unpaid which makes this model successful.
This simply means that if a film does well at the box office then the star gets a good share from the profit itself.
“Certainly I take a higher percentage of profits because I am risking my time. And I think the producers are happy with that too.”
Aamir further added:
“If a film costs Rs 100 crore to make, I don’t take any money in that. The money that is earned goes into P&A. Once that is recovered, the producer has recovered his Rs 100 crore investment and then I go into the percentage of profits.”