The times of Amitabh Bachchan being a number 1 hero is gone; there is no number 1 Bollywood hero now….because all of them are hugely successful. As someone said, there is room for everyone at the top.
Let us look at the nominees for the number one actor of Bollywood:
Shahrukh Khan: Shahrukh Khan’s last two hits were huge hits. Chak De India and Om Shanti Om show that King Khan simply rocks!. Shahrukh Khan truly the superstar if you go by his recent record. Is Shahrukh Khan the number one actor of Bollywood?
Akshay Kumar: The prince of overseas and Mr. Winner Akshay Kumar has had a dream run in 2007. All of Akshay Kumar’s movies, Baaghambhag, Namastey London, Heyy Babby, Bhool Bhulaiya and Welcome were big hits of Akshay Khiladi Kumar in 2007. The year 2008 looks even more impressive for Akshay Kumar(if you forgive Tashan): Singh is Kinng, Chandni Chowk to China, Blue(the costliest Bollywood film ever), Kambaqth Ishq(which has Sylvester Stallone in guest appearance), 8×10(inspired by the sixth sense). So with such a terrific line-up of movies and an impressive record, is Akshay Kumar the number one actor of Bollywood?
Hrithik Roshan: Hrithik Roshan debuted in Kaho Na Pyaar Hain in the year 2000 and won numberous best actor awards for the film. The movie also became the biggest hit of 2000. Hrithik Roshan again won the best actor award and best critics award for Koi Mil Gaya in 2003 and the movie became the biggest hit of 2003. Hrithik Roshan again won the best actor award for Dhoom 2 and the movie became the biggest grosser of 2007. So in a way Hrithik’s best becomes the movie’s biggest achievement also. This year in 2008, Hrithik Roshan gave a classy performance which many think is his best in Jodhaa Akbar. So Hrithik Roshan last film is also a superhit. So is Hrithik Roshan the number one actor of Bollywood?
Aamir Khan: Whatever Aamir Khan touches turns to gold. He is indeed Mr. Versatile and we are not talking about Aamir Khan’s acting alone, we are talking about his roles as a screenplay writer(Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke), Director(Taare Zameen Par) and producer( Lagaan, Taare Zameen Par and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na). Needless to say, Aamir Khan’s last film Taare Zameen Par is what people believe simply a landmark film that showed his brilliant side as a director too. So is Aamir Khan, the number one Bollywood actor?
No one seems to be ruling the roost in Bollywood, which is good in a way. There is place for everyone at the top.
V.S.ARUNRAJ, in his entertaining blog a http://bollywoodtrends.blogspot.com Bollywood Trends gives a low-down on the news, views, reviews, masala and trends of the biggest and the busiest film industry in the world-Bollywood