Bollywood star Aamir Khan has done a lot of films throughout his career, and there is still no stopping him. But did you know that the actor never charged a single dime for the films he was a part of? According to Hindustan Times, Aamir has a business model through which he does not earn anything before a film’s release.
In a 2018 interview, he shared: “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.”
He explained: “The model that I work on is, let’s say a film costs INR 100 crore to make. So all the cost involved – cast, crew, production – I don’t take any money. When the film releases, at that point I get zero money. As it starts to earn money, it goes towards the P&A (prints and advertising), which is over and above the INR 100 crore. Then, the investment is paid back. Now, the producer has recovered his cost. And then, I go into percentage of profits. There is no way the producer loses any money. So if the film sustains a loss, I don’t get paid. The first rupee I earn is when the costs have been recovered.”