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Aamir Khan: I don’t charge a fee, but have a share in profits

While discussing whether stars should take a pay cut, Aamir Khan said if his films do well, he earns money and if they fail, he suffers losses.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Published: March 15, 2018 9:36:35 am
aamir khan Aamir Khan had a great year with the extraordinary success of Dangal in China market. 

Superstar Aamir Khan, who turned 53 on Wednesday, is considered something of a marketing genius in Bollywood but the actor says it has been years since he charged remuneration for his films. The actor said if his films do well, he earns money and if they fail, he suffers losses. “Actually, I don’t charge a fee. It has been years since I have stopped charging a fee. If my film earns less, I earn less and if my film makes more money, I make more money,” the actor told reporters while discussing whether stars should take a pay cut.

Aamir had a great year with the extraordinary success of Dangal in China market, which was followed by an equally impressive box office run of Secret Superstar. The actor is currently shooting for Thugs of Hindostan in Jodhpur and flew here to be with his family. “We had wonderful year in terms of success of Secret Superstar. Also this year, I had the privileged of working with Mr Amitabh Bachchan on Thugs of Hindostan,” he said.

Photos|Aamir Khan with wife Kiran Rao as he cut his birthday cake

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“I hope the work that we are doing on Thugs of Hindostan turns out well and people like the film upon its release. As I am working with Amitji for the first time, I hope it turns out to be the most memorable film,” he added. There is a lot of curiosity surrounding his dream project Mahabharatha but the actor is not ready to share details just yet.
“There are a number of things I am working on and as soon as I am clear about what I am doing… I will tell you,” he said.

Competition with contemporaries — Shah Rukh and Salman — is a question that the actor often faces but like always Aamir had a clever reply ready.”I don’t think I am competitive at all with them and I don’t think they are either. We all are doing our own stuff. If I am competing with anybody, then it is with myself. I challenge myself to do better work. I feel happy when I see other people’s good work,” he said.

Also read| Aamir Khan on being a superstar in China: My popularity in China happened by accident

The actor made his Instagram debut today with a picture of his mother Zeenat Hussain. Aamir said his wife Kiran Rao likes the medium and that’s why he decided to be a part of it.”I am here because of my mother. So I have put her image on Instagram first. I felt I should put her image as whatever I am today is because of her. Kiran is using Instagram and she has enjoyed the process so I thought I will try it too,” he added.

Kiran surprised Aamir by receiving him at the airport day.”I am happy I am getting to spend time with Kiran, Azad and my mother today,” he said.

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