- 'Salman has agreed to refund money to distributors,' tweeted Komal Nahta
- Tubelight currently stands at Rs 114 crore
- Its lifetime collection is expected to close at Rs 115
Read Komal Nahta's tweet:
SalmanKhan has agreed to refund monies to distributors to make up for losses in Tubelight. A lovely gesture. That's being human!— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) July 10, 2017
There has been no official announcement from the 51-year-old superstar, who has also co-produced the film. Compensating distributors for losses is not unheard of - superstar Rajinikanth has been known to do so.
Here's a detailed analysis of Tubelight's performance at the box office so far. Tubelight's relatively dismal performance is underlined by the fact that it released on Eid, as is with Salman Khan's films. Salman hasn't had an Eid flop since 2011's Bodyguard. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh described the film as having been "rejected" at the box office - Tubelight took seven days to cross the 100 crore mark, making Rs 106.86 in its first week. Now, Box Office India reports that Tubelight has scored the least of all Salman Khan's films since 2011's Veer: "In terms of footfalls it's the worst Salman Khan performer since Veer in 2011."
Tubelight also stars Salman's brother Sohail Khan in a prime role and is the last film late actor Om Puri starred in. Set against the backdrop of the 1962 Indo-Sino war, Tubelight also features Chinese actress Zhu Zhu and eight-year-old Arunachali actor Matin Rey Tangu.