Mumbai: After actors Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s Thugs of Hindostan failed to make a profit at the box office, the exhibitors have decided to demand a refund from the makers.
Thugs of Hindostan, a production of the Yash Raj Films, was made on an estimated budget of Rs 300 crore. It was supposed to be the big Diwali release of the year but bombed after critics thrashed it in their reviews.
The makers are a worried lot as they have to recover quite some losses after the debacle. Aamir Khan and Aditya Chopra have come to a unique solution for the same. Actually, after the release of the movie, the sale of ‘headache tablets’ and other painkillers is on a rise. People are popping these pills to bear the pain caused due to the shoddily made movie. In fact, some multiplexes are providing these tablets complimentary with movie tickets.
Aamir and Aditya Chopra have decided to charge a royalty from the manufacturers of these painkillers and they have promised to pay all distributors who bore losses due to the movie.
Previously, actors Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Rajinikanth have compensated distributors after their films failed to do well at the box office. Shah Rukh gave refunds after Jab Harry Met Sejal and Dilwale, Salman for Tubelight and Rajinikanth for Lingaa.