Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif are considered as the biggest female stars today. However, they have always struggled to give an initial to the films which were not exactly driven by them.

Katrina and Deepika have not featured in any of the women-centric films. 2015’s release Piku had names like Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan other than Deepika, yet it opened to 5 crore. DeepikaΒ also featured in Finding Fanny starring Arjun Kapoor which opened less than 5 cr.

box office pull of Bollywood actresses

Katrina Kaif’s last release Fitoor had a disastrous opening of 3 cr. The latest Baar Baar Dekho had chartbuster music and solid promos yet the initial was below average. Finding Fanny, Fitoor, BBD etc had young actors Arjun Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra paired opposite Katrina and Deepika. It clearly indicates that these actresses are only capable of giving opening when featured opposite Khans or Hrithik.

In comparison, Priyanka Chopra’s Mary Kom holds the record of the highest opener for women-centric films. It is followed by Kareena Kapoor’s Heroine and Sonakshi Sinha’s Akira. These three actresses have better reach among masses as compared toΒ Kat or DP. Katrina was a bankable star however her box office pull is fading out as the age is not on her side.

In real terms of box office power, Priyanka Chopra will be the number one actress today followed by Kareena Kapoor Khan. Sonakshi Sinha and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be at number 3.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Good analysis….
    I think kangna is no.1 actress today…
    Only kangna has given 150cr without khan… Even akshay and ajay still could not cross 150cr…

  2. This clearly shows why Male stars salary is more than Female stars…

    Also this is the Answer to some people who says HNY and CE is a big succes bcz of Deepika…

  3. What nonsense is that!!! Big b himself knows that piku got money coz of deepika & he said it more than once — it has big names coz she is deepika & when the biggest female actress will do women centric film she will get some big stars beside her that not her fault that she is that big!!!- you want me to accept this shit & don’t believe amitab ji himself – and how about giving the biggest hit in career for ranbir , ranveer & saif!!!!! Are they khans or roshans ??? Finding fanny got money more than a lot of masala commercial films despite small release & being niche film – so please don’t understimate deepika power by this shitty article

  4. Biased site πŸ˜‚ Priyanka no.1 n Deepika nowhere πŸ₯ Lik Ssrly guys u should shut ur buisness and get into smething else πŸ˜‚ Even international ppl prefer Deepika more then Priyanka πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ If u want any proof den go on YouTube and search for whom Americans prefer πŸ™‚ U will get ur answer 😎 U shitty site close ur dukhaan πŸ˜ŠπŸ–•πŸΌ

  5. Katrina have
    Mere brother ki dulhan (hit)
    New York (hit)
    ajab prem ki ghazab kahani (super hit)
    raajneeti (block buster)
    And they all don’t have khans or hrithik or even akshay kumar !!

  6. If you want to compare ,do complete analysis based on movie genre, no. of screens ,release period etc.
    This article is looking half-baked & coming from some crazy fan.

  7. Chennai express may havel opened well becausecof srk but deeipka was the surprise packet and without her ce would not have even done half its business. Yjhd worked because of ranbeer and deepika, any other actress and the movie would have been an average hit. Ramleela worked more because of deepika than ranveer. Piku got her all best actress awards.

  8. Kangana, priyanka and vidya are the only ones who delivered a hit soley on themselves without any male megastar backing, then there’s anushka and sonam.

  9. Well analysed and written post. We agree! Films like Piku are not women-centric. All characters in them had equally integral parts and space. They did well because they were films with good content and the credits go to all the actors who coorperated. Women-centric films are those who have a sole leading character (female). Kahaani, Fashion, Queen, Mary Kom, Heroine and Akira are women-centric unlike Piku which was equally supported by Amitabh and Irfaan the same way it was by Deepika. And it is indeed Mary Kom, the highest opening of such films which means it pulled the most number of audience in its first day itself regardless of its final income. This shows that Priyanka has the box office pull. Same goes with Kareena for Heroine, it had a huge opening of around 7 cr (second after Mary Kom), although the movie did not earned bogus at the end.
    People should understand that the first 3 days of a movie since its release are backed by the leading actor’s box office pull. The momentum growth through the weeks are due to the quality of the film/content/WOM (e.g, Kahaani, Queen & Neerja). Priyanka and Kareena are indeed the winners. Deepika, Katrina and few others aren’t bad however!

    • that of Tanu Manu return? The only female film which became a blockbuster. Kangana star power is stronger than Priyanka?

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