Superstar Aamir Khan says he takes a higher cut in films’ profits because he risks his time on projects. But he does so only after the cost of each film is recovered in every aspect. The actor-producer gave out the information on the inaugural day of the fifth Indian Screenwriters Conference on Wednesday.
During an interactive session on the topic ‘Writers VS Producers: Can they never be allies?’, Aamir was asked, “The star has started taking about 80% of the film, not profit but actually as his fees. In 20% how are we going to make a successful film?”
The actor replied, “My first rupee comes to me when the film’s cost is recovered in every aspect, after the producer’s and everybody else’s money is recovered. That’s the model I work with, and certainly, I take a higher cut in the percentage because I am risking my time on that, and I think producers are happy with that too.”