Aamir Khan is a perfectionist in true sense. He knows it very well that on which script he has to put his efforts. Over the last decade and above, the actor has hardly any box office blunders to his credit (except Thugs Of Hindostan). He’s been a trendsetter of money club in India. With Ghajini, he started 100 crore club, 3 Idiots inaugurated 200 crore club and then Dangal busted open the gates of 350 crore mark.
With such high credibility in terms of box office pull, Aamir has been smart enough to favour back end lucrative deals rather than just taking a salary. And why not, if any of the superstars are minting magic at the ticket windows, the investors would be more than happy to give a huge chunk of share from profits. The same strategy helped Aamir a big time for Dangal.
As per the report in Forbes, Aamir Khan took away a share of 33% from Dangal’s profit earned in India. The report states that the actor earned a sum of 175 crores ($27 million as per the currency rate in 2017) in India alone. The sum is inclusive of his upfront salary too. If this wasn’t much for you, then take a look at his overall earnings.
Dangal emerged as the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time and still holds the record. A step further, the film proved to be a box office Tsunami in China. With collections crossing 1500 crore mark comfortably, Aamir too got his pockets filled with gold. As per the same report, the actor earned around 100 crores ($15.3 million as per the currency rate during the film’s China release). Regarding China collections, Aamir enjoyed less profit sharing when compared to India.
All such profit-sharing helped the Mr Perfectionist’s to get his pockets filled with a sum of around 375 crores.