Salman Khan's "Sultan" has minted impressive money at the box office. When the superstar had signed the film, he was clear about an 80-20 profit-sharing deal. It has now come to light that producer Yash Raj Films is lowering the figures, which means lesser profits for the actor.
An insider explained the math to DNA saying that their (Salman and YRF) deal was such that if "Sultan" crossed the Rs 300 crore mark, Salman would make big money of the partnership. Now, everyone knows that the sports-drama has raked in Rs 297 crore, but the numbers YRF has shown is much less.
"When Adi approached Salman for Sultan, the star was quite clear he wanted the same deal as Aamir Khan (for "Dhoom 3") and Shah Rukh Khan (for Fan) got — a 80-20 profit-sharing ratio. Adi had agreed because top stars like Aamir, SRK and Salman, rake in the big bucks," the insider further elaborated.
Apparently, YRF had stopped at 199.6 crore for "Ek Tha Tiger" as well, when every trade expert knew it had touched the Rs 200 crore mark.
What is Salman upto now?
On social media, he is busy promoting Akshay Kumar's "Rustom." On the work front, he is ready to kick-start Kabir Khan's "Tubelight." A social drama based on the Sino-Indo war of 1962, the project is the 50-year-old's third one with the filmmaker after "Ek Tha Tiger" and "Bajrangi Bhaijaan," both of which were box-office winners.
"Tubelight" will be shot across Ladakh. It stars Sohail Khan, who plays brother to Salman's character, who is apparently a man-child and a slow-learner.
Next up, he has Rajkumar Santoshi's yet to be titled project. Although there have been conjectures that the senior director has been dropped from it and replaced by Ali Abbas Zafar for failing to turn in a complete script on time, those interested should wait for an official announcement.