For a long time, Bollywood is said to have been ruled by the 3 Khans i.e. Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan. Delivering numerous successes over the course of their careers, these actors have managed to stay relevant in the ever-changing industry for decades now. But with their recent releases, who is the front-runner among the 3?
With just one film a year, Aamir Khan always manages to blend entertainment with social commentary in his work. His 2014 film satire comedy PK became the actor’s 1st film to earn 300 crores, netting 339.5 crores. In recent years, the actor has even achieved international success, as his film Dangal came close to the 2000 crore mark worldwide. It earned 387.39 crores during its run in India. His last release, Secret Superstar became a hit, earning 62 crores, despite the actor only having a supporting role.
Bollywood’s ‘Bhai’ Salman Khan has been doing great at the Box Office. His film Sultan crossed the 300 crore mark at the box office becoming one of the highest grossers of the year. While his attempt to push the envelope in Tubelight wasn’t exactly a huge success, it still managed to recover its investment, earning 121.25 crores. His last film however,was Tiger Zinda Hai, which became the actor’s highest earning film till date. Its net collections were 339.16 crores.
Shah Rukh Khan
Well, it hasn’t really been a great time for the ‘King Khan’. His 2016 thriller Fan was commercially unsuccessful, despite receiving positive reviews from critics. It earned 85 crores at the box office. His next film, Raees, received mixed reviews from the audience and critics, but became a success, earning 137.51 crores. However, his latest film Jab Harry Met Sejal was a flop, not only under-performing at the box office, but also getting negative reviews.
With 788.89 crores earning by his last 3 films, Aamir Khan has become the most successful Khan out of the 3 for now. Not falling behind though, Salman is at a close second, with his last 3 films earning 760.86 crores. Shah Rukh Khan lags behind the 2, with his last 3 releases only having earned 285.01 crores in total. However, with all 3 of them coming out with new films this year, these rankings are bound to change.