Since 2000, Bollywood has produced very few stars. Last decade has only seen a couple of stars, Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapoor who were able to survive. SRK, Salman Aamir, Akshay and Ajay are still ruling the box office since 90’s and are top stars of Bollywood right now.
But Bollywood badly needs megastars as Khans will be gone in a span of 5-10 years. I will discuss the young stars who can replace the A-listers of Bollywood. The comparison is based on movies, box office and also some fun points.
Varun Dhawan as Salman Khan.
As we all know that whatever the case may be, a Salman Khan movie would take a very good opening irrespective of the director or music or anything. Similarly, Varun Dhawan is a young star who can ensure a good opening in the current lot. It was witnessed during Dhishoom that the trailer was not received well and only one song clicked with the audience. Still, the movie got a good opening.
♦ Father of Salman Khan and Varun Dhawan are celebrities and their brothers are directors.
♦ Salman and Varun are the top stars this decade in younger and older generation respectively.
♦ Varun has a fan following in kids which is similar to Salman and he is doing Judwaa 2.
Ranveer Singh as SRK:
Their energy is similar and their acting talent is unquestionable. SRK and Ranveer both are the 2nd best-acting talent of their generation after Aamir and Ranbir respectively. Just like SRK-Kajol Jodi was famous in the 90s, Ranveer and Deepika jodi is currently the most famous jodi.
♦ They came to the industry as a nobody
♦ Ranveer is current favourite of YRF same as SRK was in his younger period
♦ They both are the only 2 actors who have worked in an Aditya Chopra movie
Ranbir Kapoor as Aamir Khan:
Both Ranbir Kapoor and Aamir Khan are known for their unconventional movie choices. Aamir did fewer films but his focus was more on the quality. The same is the case with Ranbir who experimented with Rockstar and Barfi just at the start of his career.
♦ They both came from within the film industry.
♦ They both are the best actors of their generation.
♦ They both are the only superstars who have worked or will be working with Rajkumar Hirani after he became the top director of the industry or you can say this decade.
♦ Ranveer and Ranbir share a cold war between them just the way Aamir and SRK shared in their younger days.
Tiger Shroff as Hrithik Roshan:
Yesterday I was watching A flying Jatt and in a scene, Tiger Shroff literally imitated Hrithik Roshan. His style his dialogue delivery his dance his look, everything is similar to Hrithik. He tries to copy Hrithik and he himself has admitted that his idol is Hrithik.
♦ Hrithik came into the industry with an X factor that was dancing. Nobody was/is able to match him. Similarly, Tiger Shroff came with an X factor of unbelievable action/martial arts in which nobody in current generation can match him.
Vidyut Jamwal as Akshay Kumar:
Many would laugh at me for this but Vidyut Jamwal can be a replacement for Akshay Kumar.
Akshay got fame as an action hero and is still known as Khiladi. In the earlier stages of his career, he did a series of Khiladi movies. He did each and every role which came his way. Similarly, Vidyut has done Commando and is now doing Commando 2. His image is of an action hero and his looks can make him the next Khiladi.
Arjun Kapoor as Ajay Devgn:
Arjun Kapoor can be the replacement for Ajay Devgn. The connect with the masses is super strong. AJ came in the industry as industry kid and so did Arjun Kapoor. Both have unconventional looks. It will be interesting to see if Arjun Kapoor matches the acting talent of AJ in future.
♦ Both gave big hits on debut and received a lot of acclaim for their performance
♦ They gave series of flops later on
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