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 delivered 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.