Aamir Khan earns Rs 175 crore from Dangal – I am like a street performer, he had said
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has made a whopping Rs 175 crore from his latest movie Dangal.
This is over four times of what many top Bollywood stars charge for a movie.
Aamir Khan does not charge any upfront money for his movies but takes 33% of the total revenue they earn. As Dangal has reportedly made Rs 532.56 crore so far, his share works out to Rs 175 crore.
Giving details of Aamir Khan’s remuneration, a report in DNA says he took Rs 35 crore upfront as well from Disney UTV, which seems to have been paid from his 33 per cent share.
He will continue to earn 33% of Dangal’s future revenue as well.
Aamir Khan had earned more than Rs 150 crore from his previous film PK, in which also he had a 33% share of revenue.
Speaking to The Hindustan Times sometime ago, Aamir Khan had explained why he opts for a share in revenue.
Hiring a big star is the most expensive item on a producer’s budget and by avoiding that Aamir Khan helps the producer brings down the risk.
The arrangement also ensures that he stays totally committed to the project and goes all out to ensure its success.
Aamir Khan had said he had developed this approach after seeing his producer-father losing his money on flop films.
He told HT that he was like a street performer, who never charges upfront, but collects money only after the show ends.
He also suggested he tries to strike a balance between business and creativity. When he chooses a story he never worries about its box office potential. If it touches his heart he goes for it.