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Why did Disney UTV shut down? Salman Khan has the answer

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

The news of Disney UTV and Balaji Motion Pictures shutting down has created shock waves in the industry. Catch exclusively reported why the studio model is not compatible for the industry wherein the producers, directors and actors are looking to make huge amount of table profits.

In an interview to a leading online portal Salman Khan, speaking about the ongoing crises in the industry, said,

"I think apart from piracy, we are going slightly over budget on our movies. The pricing system is something that we need to rework on. A film does not just earn money because of a particular star but it is because of writing as well direction. So when a film does well, the captain of the ship raises his fee and what happens next is, everyone from the crew start hiking their fees. Keeping the successful film as base, everyone raise the fees and that is where our industry is going completely haywire."

Khan further revealed that it is necessary to keep the film budget under control so that everyone makes money.

"I truly believe that a film never fails, it is the budget which fails. If a film like Jai Ho was made on a small budget, there is no way it could fail. But we need to spend money to make it look larger than life. On other hand, a film like Freaky Ali, you cannot spend much. You should always be cautious about the money you spend on a film because at end of the day everyone right from producers to distributors to exhibitors have to make money," said Salman.

Salman Khan will next be seen in Tubelight which hits the big screen in Eid next year.

First published: 1 September 2016, 2:33 IST