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Salman, Shah Rukh or Aamir, who’s Bollywood’s real ‘King Khan’?

SNS | New Delhi |

The trio of Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan are perhaps the biggest superstars who have ruled Bollywood for close to three decades now. And despite their age, the stars are still going strong and giving a tough fight to the young lot of actors! But who among the three is the leader in terms of highest grossing films? Let’s have a look.

Ten years ago, in 2007, SRK’s Om Shanti Om was the biggest blockbuster of the year but now ranks among the movies with the lowest lifetime collections in the Khan faction.

While late 90s and early 2000s belonged to King Khan (Shah Rukh Khan), as he ruled ruled the industry with his romantic hits, the scenario has changed now with the other two Khans overtaking SRK.

Salman and Aamir have shown tremendous growth in terms of choice of films and experimenting with new characters. Movies of both the actors have broken several records at home and abroad while setting benchmarks for others.

The following list shows the highest grossing films of last 10 years:

Year                       Movies                    Actors                                      Collections

2007                      Om Shanti Om       SRK                                        Rs.78.16 crore

2008                      Ghajini                    Aamir Khan                          Rs.114.10 crore

2009                      3 Idiots                    Aamir Khan                          Rs.202.95 crore

2010                       Dabangg                Salman Khan                        Rs.138.80 crore

2011                       Bodyguard             Salman Khan                        Rs.148.86 crore

2012                       Ek Tha tiger          Salman Khan                         Rs.198.78 crore

2013                       Dhoom 3                Aamir Khan                            Rs.284.27 crore

2014                       PK                           Aamir Khan                             Rs.340.80 crore

2015                       Bajrangi                Salman Khan                           Rs.320.34 crore


2016                       Dangal                   Aamir Khan                              Rs.387.38 crore

The facts indicate that Aamir and Salman have in the last decade managed to dethrone SRK as ‘King Khan’ and with five films in the list, Mr. Perfectionist, Aamir is clearly the leader followed closely by Salman with four films.

However, it will be interesting to see the duo fight it out at the box office later this year as both the stars are ready with their new movies Secret Superstar (Aamir) and Tiger Zinda Hai (Salman). Let the games begin!