Films of stars get sold on their brand name. At the peak of their careers, the films are sold at high prices. But when the producers and buyers place high hopes on a star's film, and the hopes crash at the box-office, there have been instances of the said stars returning part of their humungous fee to those inflicted with losses.
Those falling into the bracket include south Indian superstar Rajinikanth and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Now, Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan has also joined this category.
This year, Shah Rukh had a release in Jab Harry Met Sejal and the film flopped at the box-office. And that's when Shah Rukh obliged and got to the rescue of the distributors.
According to reports, Shah Rukh is reported to have refunded 30% to the distributors of the Imtiaz Ali film which starred Anushka Sharma opposite him.
This was not the first time that Shah Rukh has done this as his previous films 'Dilwale', 'Asoka' and 'Paheli' too flopped at the box-office and he had gone on to refund his distributors.
Some time before the release of Jab Harry Met Sejal, Salman's Tubelight hit the screens. The film too failed to entice Salman's fans. Similarly, Salman pitched in to fill the losses. Now it seems to be Shah Rukh's turn.
The film that was expected to make Rs 100 crore in Indian market barely made Rs 64 crore.