Here's how Aamir Khan makes money from each of his films

WION Web Team
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Published: Mar 15, 2018, 01:05 AM(IST)

A file photo of Aamir Khan. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Every time an Aamir Khan film releases in the country, it creates a box office record. But the actor who rules the box office with each of his films states he doesn't charge remuneration for his films. 

On Wednesday, as Aamir turned 53, the actor addressed the media at his residence and stated 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 to Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon to be with his family.

"We had a 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.

"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.

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 on his birthday.

"I am happy I am getting to spend time with Kiran, Azad and my mother today," he said.

(With PTI inputs)

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