At a recent event, Salman Khan was asked if he was worried about the subdued response to his new release Tubelight. He stared back at the journalist, grinned and then stretched his arms saying, “Do I look worried?”
He went on to explain why the film took a weak opening. “People expected a different film. An Id film with singing and dancing. They can’t see me cry.”
He was confident that the movie would do well. But trade experts say the film may lose up to Rs 60 to Rs 65 crore or even higher.
A producer says, “When Salman says he is not worried, he is probably right. His financial liabilities regarding the film have been taken care of, as his films lose nothing even if the movie underperforms. It is the distributors who are likely to suffer.”
So would Salman compensate the distributors? Says the producer, “It would be the right thing for Salman to do because the distributors are likely to suffer substantial losses. But it all depends on Salman’s discretion. If he feels he owes it to the distributors, he will.”
Perhaps it is time for Salman to show what being human is all about.