Bollywood filmmakers compensating distributors for the losses incurred by them due to the poor box office performance has become a trend now.
Earlier, "Dilwale" actor Shah Rukh Khan returned 50 percent of the money to the distributors for the disappointing box office collection of the film. Now, Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion pictures has reportedly decided to compensate the distributors.
Adult comedy "Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3" was expected to do well, but the box office collection stopped at just Rs 30 crore. The film, starring Tusshar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani and Mandana Karimi, crashed at the box office, after earning Rs 8 crore on the first day.
After the debacle of "Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3," the makers decided to return the money to the distributors partially to mitigate the loss on account of the minimum guarantee clause in their contract, Bollywood Hungama reports.
However, there is no official confirmation from the makers of the film about the compensation.
This year, Shah Rukh returned 50 percent of the money to the distributors after "Dilwale" didn't do well in India. The theatrical rights of the film were sold at a good price, but the film had a disappointing box office earning.
"Shah Rukh Khan has returned the money to distributors, as he doesn't want them to face loss," a source close to SRK told International Business Times, India.
There were also reports that superstar Rajinikanth has returned money to the distributors after his movies flopped at the box office.