- "Some films work, some don't," said Salim Khan
- "In this case the losses were comparatively higher," said Salim Khan
- Salim: Film's business didn't justify the price for which it was bought
In a statement to Mumbai Mirror, Salman's father and veteran writer Salim Khan said that 'film's business did not justify the price for which it was bought' and a cheque of Rs 32.50 crore has been dispatched to the distributors with an undertaking that out of it, Rs 1.50 crore would be refunded to exhibitors.
"Whenever there's a problem or a discussion, the final decision is mine. Even when I was working, after Javed (former scriptwriting partner Javed Akhtar) and I parted ways, I returned my share of the signing amount of all the films we had signed together. Some films work, some don't, but in this case the losses were comparatively higher," Mumbai Mirror quoted Salim Khan as saying.
"Even though Tubelight did a business of over Rs 100 crore, it did not justify the price for which it was bought. This way, a large part of the losses will be covered, and from the distributors to the exhibitors, everyone down to the last person in the chain, has been compensated," Salim Khan added.
Tubelight, directed by Kabir Khan, released on June 23. The film also stars Salman's brother Sohail Khan in a pivotal role The film is set against the backdrop of the 1962 Indo-Sino war. It also features Chinese actress Zhu Zhu, eight-year-old Arunachali actor Matin Rey Tangu and late actor Om Puri.