Guest Article by Rebellion:
Our film industry is more than 100 years old & we have seen many superstars like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Dharmendra, Rajendra Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan etc. But who is the Biggest Superstar of all-time? Rajesh Khanna? Amitabh Bachchan? Dilip Kumar? No, The answer is Salman Khan. Yes, Salman Khan is the biggest superstar of all-time & I have proof.
Salman Khan is currently ruling the industry like no other star has ever ruled. His current run of Blockbusters has been termed as “Best Run Ever” in the history of Bollywood by many trade websites like I& B . Out of his last 10 films, 8 have been declared Blockbuster or above by all trade websites and only exceptions were Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo (Hit/Super-Hit) & Jai Ho (Semi-Hit/Above Average). Salman has always had a huge fan following, he has been the top star in the 90s with SRK being the 2nd best (stats say so) During 2000-09 decade SRK was the top Superstar & in the present decade, nobody is even close to Salman Khan. So, in total among Khans Salman is the one who has ruled two decades.
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Now, why we say he is the biggest Superstar ever? Let’s have a look at some of the major Box-Office records
1. Highest Grosser Of The Year: Salman Khan has maximum HGOTY in the history of Bollywood. Count is
- Salman Khan 10
- Dilip Kumar – 9
- Amitabh Bachchan -7
- Aamir Khan – 6
- Shah Rukh Khan – 5
2. Biggest HIT Of Decade: Salman Khan is the only actor who has 2 Biggest HIT of Decade. Nobody in the history of Bollywood has ever achieved this record. Maine Pyar Kiya was Biggest HIT of 80s Decade & Hum Aapke Hain Koun was Biggest HIT of 90s Decade. Biggest HIT of present decade (2010-19) is Bajrangi Bhaijaan as it sold more tickets than PK.
- 1940-49 Kismet
- 1950-59 Mother India
- 1960-69 Mughal-E-Azam
- 1970-79 Sholay
- 1980-89 Maine Pyar Kiya
- 2000-09 Gadar
3. Salman Khan Has maximum movies with Blockbuster & above verdict & also highest Blockbuster ratio at present. Salman has given 13 Blockbusters in his career.
4. Salman Khan has given 5 back to back Blockbusters & 3 back to back highest Grossers Of The Year(2010,2011,2012). Again no Superstar has ever been able to achieve this record.
5. Salman Khan’s HAHK had more than 7 Cr Footfalls whereas SRK & Aamir have never been able to sell 5 Cr tickets for any of their films. Talking about his competitors he leads among Khans in all Box-Office records category, to name a few –
- Max movies with 100 Cr+ Distributor Share, 50 Cr+ Distributor Share, 150 Cr+ Distributor Share
- Max movies in 100 Cr, 200 Cr, 300 Cr club,
- Max Movies with 2 Cr+,3 Cr+,4 Cr+ Footfalls
There are many box-office records which Salman Khan owns but I guess I have already proved my point that why Salman Khan is the Biggest Superstar – Best run ever, maximum box-office records and crazy fan following.
The article has been written by Pranjal Singh (Rebellion). You can follow him on Twitter @
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