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Like Salman, Ranbir Kapoor to compensate distributors if Jagga Jasoos fails


The actor voiced his support for the policy of compensating distributors in case a film fails at the box office.

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In a kind move, Salman Khan recently promised to compensate the distributors of Tubelight for the losses they incurred. It seems Ranbir Kapoor doesn’t mind following this path in case he makes money and the distributors book losses for his next release, Jagga Jasoos.

Ranbir said during a press conference yesterday, "Personally, if my film had losses and I was making money out of it, I would definitely compensate.” 

Ranbir also added that the practice of repaying the distributors isn’t a novel act. “It has been going on since my grandfather’s (Raj Kapoor) time in the 1950s. It is a healthy exercise. If someone loses money on something and you have made money out of it, it’s good to compensate. But that depends on person to person and film to film,” he added. 

He cited the example of Raj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker (1970), which had also booked huge losses. “Like when Mera Naam Joker released, distributors incurred losses. So when Bobby released, my grandfather gave a bigger share to the distributors than the exhibitors,” said Ranbir.

The actor has turned producer with Picture Shuru Productions, Jagga Jasoos being the debut production. Directed by Anurag Basu, the film tells the story of a self -made teenage detective in search of his missing father. 

Commenting on his feelings regarding the film's performance, the actor said, "I am nervous for the film, I think this feeling before the film's release makes you feel alive and it makes you feel like things matter. Let's see we have our fingers crossed, we have worked hard for 3 years and the results will be out in 2 days."

Also starring Katrina Kaif, Jagga Jasoos will be released tomorrow (14 July). 

With inputs from IANS.