Who is the Achiever of 2014 : Salman, SRK or Aamir Khan ?
There is no doubt, that the world of Bollywood is dominated by the three Khans- Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan. These actors mega stars, who have been the most wanted people both by the audience and critics. They topped in different lists be it the Forbes list or the brand value or simply in terms of fan following whether on social media (Twitter) or at some other place. Every Khan of the trio Khans are in itself a big world within, who have been always in limelight for one reason or the other. So, when we are at the edge of 2014, it would be interesting to see how each Khan of the three did this year. So, let’s check them out:
Salman Khan in 2014
Salman is among the popular Khans in India and abroad, let’s check out how this year went for this superstar:
The year 2014 has been incredible for all the Khans, starting with Salman Khan, his movie Kick directed and produced by Sajid Nadiawala was a big hit over the box office crossing the two century figure in just few days. And let’s not forget his earlier 2014 release, which came in the form of Jai Ho. The movie also was able to enter into the 100 club, though failed to garner the kind of buzz and response unlike Kick, but still remained as one of the top grosser of 2014.
Bigg Boss and Salman Khan have been synonymous to each other. The fans of Salman Khan or the viewers of Bigg Boss cannot imagine the show without the presence of Salman Khan. Though before the show being produced for this year, there was a buzz that Akshay Kumar would replace Salman, however, his popularity over the show has simply brought him back on BB.
Interestingly, the 2014 Forbes India Celebrity 100 has its new leader this year, yes you guess it right, its Salman Khan. As per Forbes, Salman Khan topped the list both in terms of fame and revenues. The clout for the Kick actor has constantly on a rise with a number of box office hits, a number of endorsements for reputed brands right from bike companies to airlines, travel companies and soft drinks, this Khan has achieved a lot in his bouquet of fortune. Let’s not forget his appearances over TV and participation in a number of his charitable trust called Being Human.
He was also covered for the trails being carried out on this actor, be it the case of the black buck case in Rajasthan or the Hit and Run case of Bandra way back in 2000. Let’s not forget the big fat wedding of his adopted sister Aripta Khan in the massive and gigantic palatial hotel called Falaknuma at Hyderabad, which kept him and his family in limelight for weeks.
Shah Rukh Khan in 2014
Shah Rukh Khan popularly called as SRK, King Khan has grown his popularity not just in India and abroad but his fan following all over the world. Let’s look out the way this superstar has led his life this year:
He is known the Baadshah of Bollywood or simply King Khan in B Town. Was reported this year for many reasons, right from for his films and other ventures, he kept on trying this year. Starting with films, well, to be precise, he didn’t had too many releases unlike previous years. However, his solo release this year Happy New Year was among the big hits of 2014. The action heist comedy movie was able to collect 29 million dollars in India, while the overseas collection tolled to around 15 million dollars.
SRK is not known to host any show this year, however, long back he was seen hosting one of the seasons of KBC (Kaun Banega Corepati). Though, he kept on visiting a number of shows to promote his movie including the dance reality shows and the popular comedy show called Comedy Nights With Kapil.
There is no dearth of Endorsements when you talk about Shah Rukh Khan. In fact, he emerged out as the second richest actors in the world. As per the Wealth-X, he richer than Hollywood actors including Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Adam Sandler and Tom Hanks. He is among the top endorses in India with having all the leading brands in his fold, right from the four wheelers, to soft drinks, online stores, to paints and other stuff, he has a long list of companies giving him endorsements. Unlike previous year, he topped the list of having maximum number of brands in his basket.
Apart from the films and endorsements, he is also been trying his luck in different businesses and one such trade include the ownership of the defending champions – Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL. This year his team turned out the champions the second time. Besides, he has also invested in a slew of businesses, which has given him good revenue at the end of the day, making him a smart and intelligent businessman. He has also earned a lot through stage performances as well at different award functions and other stuff.
Aamir Khan in 2014
Aamir Khan may not be as wealthy as the other two Khans, but has gained popularity through his out of box films and incredible acting talents and skills. Let’s check the way, this year has pass so far for this man.
Though so far he has no film this year, however, this 19th , he has his much hyped and talked movie called PK along with Anushka Sharma. The movie is likely to turn the biggest grosser of the year. Let’s not forget Dhoom 3, which released last year during the Christmas did incredibly well over the box office earning 537 crores. Similar is expected from PK and as per reports and predictions, his forthcoming movie can collect around 50 crores one and would be the fastest to enter the 100 and 200 clubs as compared to the other hits of 2014.
Yes, he is known to host a popular show called Satyamev Jayate, which discusses a number of social issues witnessed in India society. Considering his activism nature, this TV show happens to be his passion to raise his voice for social issues. He was paid 30 million per episode to host this program, which made him the highest paid actor over small screen.
He is among the highest paid actor for different endorsements. Some of the brands, he has signed up in 2014 and earlier include Godrej, Samsung mobiles, Tata Sky, Coca Cola and Titan watches.
He is actively involved in a number of social and humanitarian projects and causes. He was named in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world in the year 2013, which still has the same impact this year as well. He is the part of many social projects, which work in different sectors for empowering people both in India and abroad.