Aamir Khan ready to pay compensation to Laal Singh Chaddha's distributors due to its poor box office performance.
Mumbai: Aamir Khan made his screen comeback with Laal Singh Chaddha after a lull of four years. The film is an official Indian adaptation of Forrest Gump, in which Tom Hanks starred.
The film, Laal Singh Chaddha, cost over Rs 180 crore in its production. But it has failed to earn even Rs 50 crore in its opening weekend. Now, rumours are flying that Aamir is negotiating compensation for the film’s distributors.
Trade experts reveal that the precise nature of the compensation amount is unknown.
A reliable source said that “Distributors have suffered greatly as a result of Laal Singh Chaddha’s poor box office performance in India.” Aamir is negotiating with the concerned parties to make up for the loss.
The boycott trend was one of many reasons that hurt the film’s success. There is, however, no information available regarding the amount to be given to the distributors.
Ramesh Balaa, a leading magazine trade specialist, predicted that the film might be a disappointment in theatres but is expected to do well on OTT.
Laal Singh Chaddha has sold the rights to an OTT platform for a good price. The deal was inked before the release of the movie on August 11. They would have generated a huge amount of money via satellite and streaming services given Aamir Khan’s star value.
It is undeniable that the film isn’t doing well in theatres. “We can categorically label the movie a failure,” he said. The film will be released on an OTT platform in 2023.
Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan had to pay compensation to the distributors after the failures of Jab Harry Met Sejal and Tubelight, respectively.