Shah Rukh Khan suffered a blow with his last release, Jab Harry Met Sejal turning out to be a box-office failure. Six weeks before the release of Khan's love story, his friend Salman Khan, too, lost his Midas touch as the much anticipated Tubelight failed to set the cash registers ringing upon release.
Hirawat, who had bagged the all-India distribution rights of Tubelight, was in for a rude shock when the film did not recreate the magic of previous Salman movies. While Salim Khan had promised to compensate the distributors who suffered a setback, Hirawat denied receiving any compensation.
However, Hirawat is confident that Salim Khan will honor his word. He said that he has worked with them many times and they have always been on good terms. He believes that promised made by Salim Khan to compensate them for the loss will be fulfilled as he is a good man who sticks on his word.