Imran Khan is going his uncle, Aamir Khan’s way. For Break Ke Baad, Imran did not charge any remuneration but preferred to keep a share in the profit, with producers Reliance Big Pictures and Kunal Kohli. This is one of the reasons why the film cost just around Rs. 27 crore to make, promote and release. Since Danish Aslam is a first time director, he also couldn’t have been paid too much to make the film.
Believe it or not but the producers succeeded in selling the satellite rights of ‘Break Ke Baad’ before its release for an enviable price of Rs. 13.5 crore. With the audio rights having fetched Rs. 3.5 crore and video rights expected to bring in Rs. 1 crore, the recovery from non-theatrical revenue streams would be a handsome Rs. 18 crore. That means, if Reliance Big Pictures, which is also the distributor of the film, can get a share of Rs. 9 crore from Indian and Overseas cinemas, it would be able to break even. That shouldn’t be very difficult, never mind even if the film was a slow starter