The actor at a screenwriters conference went on to talk about his way of taking the profit.
Profit sharing in Bollywood has been a burning topic and while most of the time stars refrain from discussing this topic, perfectionist Aamir Khan is an exception.
At the inauguration of the 5th Indian Screenwriters Conference at St Andrews Auditorium in Mumbai, the Dangal actor spilled the beans.
“I don’t know if I should be blamed for that. 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, you again charge a percentage of profits whatever the share might be,” he said.
Aamir explained his business model to illustrate his point. “The model that I work on is that, say a film costs `100 crore to make but I don’t take any money in that. After the film releases and starts earning money it goes into PnA (marketing). Say PnA is `25 crore so it goes into recovering that. Once the PnA is recovered and the producer has recovered his investment cost, I come into the percentage of the profits,” he said.
“There’s no way that the producer can lose any money. Certainly, I take a higher percentage of the profits because I am risking my time. And I think the producers are happy,” he smiled.