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Salman vs SRK vs Aamir: Who is the biggest superstar today?

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A year back, Salman Khan was considered the biggest superstar in India by the audience and trade. Well, there was nothing denying this fact as we had numbers to prove the same.

But since then things have changed and the perception of the trade is changing too. First, we saw the release of Aamir Khan’s Dangal which went on to break all records at the Indian box office. After releasing in China, the worldwide gross of the film went over 2000 crores which is three times more than highest grosser of a non Aamir Khan film.

Then came Shahrukh Khan’s Raees which did reasonably well despite the clash and average word of mouth. The film was a success at the box office but still not up to the expectations. Finally, the megastar Salman arrived on Eid with Tubelight. The film which was expected to be among the biggest grossers, ended up as a major failure. It went shockwaves across the industry with many distributors losing the money of their lifetime. As of now, it might even struggle to become the highest grosser of 2017.

This has once ignited the debate that who is the number one star today. Salman Khan is enjoying the best phase of his career and has deliveredΒ 8 blockbusters in this decade. So one failure should not be considered a big deal. However, for trade, only the box office numbers matter the most.

SRK is going through a dull phase yet he has been consistent in terms of openings irrespective of the content and genre. He has also faced the most number of clashes in recent times and has emerged victorious in all of them.

On the other hand, Aamir Khan is at the top of his game and has consistently given all time grossers and all time blockbusters. But he does very few films which is the only problem. Still one cannot ignore the gigantic records and milestone set by him.

So who do you think is the biggest superstar in India today? Vote and let us know in the comments section.

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  1. Prashant abhishek Reply

    In terms of opening it is –
    1- Shahrukh Khan
    2- Salman khan
    3- Aamir Khan

    • AAMIR KHAN
      Today its aamir. Be honest. A film like Talaash opened to 13cr which in today’s time is 25cr, in that dark genre. Dangal did 30cr despite being offbeat
      in 3 khan opening(only opening)
      90s: SRK>Salman>aamir
      2000s: Early-SRK>aamir>Salman
      Mid+Late:Aamir>SRK>Salman
      2010s Today-Aamir>aamir>aamir :)

      Brief comparison in solo release:-opening(Not considering deewana, ishq, darr, karan arjun, andaaz apna apna,k3g) between 3 khans
      1992-Aamir-JJWS
      1993-SRK-Baazigar(Weekend record)
      1994-SRK-Anzaam
      1995-SRK-Ram Jaane
      1996-SRK-Chahat
      1997-SRK-Koyla
      1998-SRK-Dil Se
      1999-Salman-Biwi no.1
      2000-Someone between Aamir and Salman
      2001-Someone between Aamir and Salman
      2002-SRK-Devdas
      2003-SRK-KHNH
      2004-SRK-MHN(Record)
      2005-Aamir-Mangal
      2006-Aamir-Fanna
      2007-SRK-OSO
      2008-Aamir-Ghajini
      2009-Aamir-3I
      2010 to 2012-Salman
      2013-Aamir
      2014 to 2016-Salman 2017-Salman with TZH(No big deal)

      Count youself: Do confirm 2000 and 2001 please.

      Multistarrers not included

      • Correction
        2014-SRK-HNY
        Actually even 1992-Deewana-SRK(Rishi Kapoor was not a bankable star, if salman takes cfedit of mpk, why not srk)

      • SRK and Varun Dhawan U.K Fans Base Reply

        Salman Khan wouldn’t even have 2015 and 2016 if Shah Rukh Khan has solo releases, 2017: JHMS will beat Tubelight opening day collection and then tiger Zinda hai should beat JHMS opening day!

    • SRK and Varun Dhawan U.K Fans Base Reply

      See the user and trade need to understand that there are a lot of factors that make you the bigger star, box office, stardom, influence and much more!

      Aamir Khan has box office of India and overseas but not stardom

      Shah Rukh Khan has box office of overseas news stardom but in India he’s behind box office

      Salman Khan has box office in India but has still not been consistent overseas box office and the recent disaster on Eid has threw him back again but he does have a huge stardom!

      You can’t pick between the three, but The Khans will always be a the top, Other actors fan understand that why they haven’t named you star as a potential in the top actor!

      Akshay Kumar is the King of Box Office in India! It’s the truth numbers are there!

      • @srk varun fan

        dangal 388 crore kma gyi , jo non masala…without kajol ,deepika , anushka ,karan johar ,yash raj….

        Raess ki tarah promotion , pak heroine ,7000sejal k sath promotion….big directer k….

        non masala movie , desi movie ko AtBB bna diya..

        to kya ye stardom nhi h ?

        china me millions fan h , kya vo stardom nhi h ??

        tumhara Srk or salman dono mil k b 150 crore nhi kma pa rhe h πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        kya ye h stardomπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        @bollyarena please add me again😍😍

        • real life story with big director n srk also dnt need big heroines like kajol deepika anushka yashraj banner big directors or promotions both srk n aamir needs a good story

    • I read many comments.. aamir does very few films? Is it?? He believes in quality so if he does 1 movie in a year so what is the problem?

      2005:- mangalpandey
      2006:- rang de basanti + fanaa
      2007:- taare zameen par
      2008:- ghajini
      2009:- 3 idiots..

      Mangal pandey released in august 2005 it was flop movies still weekend collection was highest ever. After 5 months in january 2006 rang de basanti came nd rang de basanti open very well as well. Nd again after 5 months june 2006 fanna came nd shattered all the records again despite no release in gujarat.

      Back to back 3 films …. nd u guys still thinks aamirkhan do less films so that is the reason his films do well?

      Tell ur akshay,salman,srk to do less films nd do quality films.

      Atleast in aamir’s films everyone knows if v spend 1000 rupees to watch the film it is worth it. But that is not in case of other actors.

      In trust,quality,acting,senseofscript,boxofficerecords there is no one i repeat no one clost to aamirkhan..

      Megastar for a reason.

    • I would like to say this for me it’s aamir Khan for 1 reason tell me one actor from 2000 onwards that has delivered hgoty at Christmas let me talk about the biggest hindi film in my life time k3g which released on 14 Dec 2001 on 17 Dec 2001 it was eid 25 Dec Christmas than the new year 3 big big holidays yet the film could not be hgoty than ghajini and 3 idiots came in 2008 and 2009 than from 2010-2012 no film on Christmas was hgoty than 2013 and 2014 dhoom 3 and Pk became hgoty 2015 was a big clash so we won’t go there 2016 dangal hgoty so isn’t that proof enough that aamir is the real big name in hindi cinema.

    • SRK and Varun Dhawan U.K Fans Base Reply

      Out of context**

      Pahlaj nahlani asked people to vote whether they have a problem with the word ‘inter course’ and if 1 Lakh people vote that they don’t have a problem he’ll pass the movie certificate, so they did a poll on twitter and 1 lakh people voted in favor of the movie with 20hours! Hahaha pahlaj nahalani what planet do you live on?

      And Shah Rukh Khan ki izzat ka socha hota?10 Lakh tho min karna chaiya tha!

      Such an idiot! People are having sex in thier movies all the time and it’s alright but not one word from a SRK movie!

      Pahlaj Nahlani now needs to stick to his promise!

      • @srk fan

        bhai vo movie ko promote krne ka , srk ka nya fanda h

        tbi to usne ye word dalaπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        aamir …dil chahta hai , fanna , dhobi ghat …sab me khub adult word bole h…

        par srk to promotion king hπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚…

        sala etne promotion k bad b…..20 crore ki opnningπŸ˜‚

        • dch dhobi ghat me koi adult word nahi watch it first aamir promotion king

    • AbE lallu lallu Prashanth on what base you are telling srk go and check records in boi – opening day , highest days , weekend and first week mean stardom most records belong to Salman and you bark for srk

      Really you people are out of planet and aank ka aande

  2. 2000 cr dangal= salman khan’s total movie’s earning hahaha
    Sarukh is nowhere

    • only because of china n no proof of 2000 cr hahaha just talk box collection report do

  3. SHAH RUKH KHAN. Opening dekh lo sab ki, kiski kaisi picture Hai( Fan,Happy New year) kisko clashes milte rahe Hai(Dilwale, Raees) aur phir bhi Kya opening Hai. The answer will be very clear :D

  4. Now voting prove who is bigger…. Bollyarena you have only 10 k followers which is nothing in front of India’s population… And here either srk or Aamir wins because their fans are exist here mostly…

    So Bollyarena please do something tough

    • SRK and Varun Dhawan U.K Fans Base Reply

      Hahaha now followers are not enough, to the poll anywhere you want the winner will always be Shah Rukh Khan!

  5. TubeLight-2017 Reply

    You forgot to include another name & that is KRK.. THE BRAND KRK!

  6. This poll doesn’t decide who is number only box-office number matter because public pay for watching his favorite star in theatre

  7. no doubt Megastar Salman khan.. one tubelight does not matter will back with TZH