Now days we hear that an actor has turned down this much amount of deal with this company. But are those actors worth being paid such a huge amount of money. So let’s see who the real stars of Bollywood are, who media-made star are or wannabe star, which actor deliver good performance yet not considered as a star and which actor are in process of making of a star.
Before getting into the names of the actual stars, media-made stars, delivering good performance yet not considered as a star or the future star lets get the meaning of those three terms which will define an actor.
So what is the actual meaning of a superstar? Why every actor can’t be called as a superstar? Well a superstar is that actor who gives consistent solo hits; his acting should be liked by janta, he has a huge fan following, even if he is not able to give a hit his acting should be praised both by the audience and critics too. Well on whole an actor who has the capacity to pull audience in the theatre by his own personality and charm to make a movie hit or if not a hit at least giving a good opening to his movie on first weekend is termed as a superstar. Well going by the trends, reactions by janta and future movies only 5 actors fall in this category; Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan. Well if you see no other actor except the above 5 has given not only consistent hits but also they have the capacity to pull audience in theatre on opening weekend. These stars have given major number of hits in their career, has a huge fan following and can do wonders for the producer if they sign in for their film. Please note that Amitabh Bachchan is not mentioned because nowadays he is doing only character roles and not a main lead, though he is a superstar of Indian cinema.
Now let’s see what is media-made star or wannabe star. These actors are in news every time for many reasons like break ups n hook ups, for their style statement, for all the flings, controversies, making news by visiting temples, marriage and many more but not for their acting. These actors haven’t given consistent hits and are in news for everything but not for their acting. We have a long list of actors who presumes that they are not less than a star but actually they are either media-made star or wannabe star. Here the list goes Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Arjun Rampal, Zayed Khan, Upen Patel, Bobby Deol, Emraan Hashmi, Fardeen Khan, Dino Morea and the list goes on. Well many would agree with the above list of actors except for Junior B and John. Well it’s shocking but yes its true Abhishek’s first hit was Dhoom and first solo hit was Guru; the only movie in which his acting was praised. He is still very much far from being a star. He has a huge fan following but he will have to capitalize on them. And as said after marriage he is always busy going temples and parties. A perfect media-made star. John Abraham also has a great fan following but I don’t remember any movie which was a hit or not even a hit in which his acting was praised. And also he is in news for his break ups and hook ups, his parties, his passion for bikes and his fitness lecture; but that is not enough for him to be a star. A perfect wannabe star.
Well now comes those actors whose acting is always exceptional but still they are not considered as superstar. This is because of certain reasons that they are not considered as a super star in spite of there brilliant acting but lack of fan following, less number of hits, they don’t guarantee a good opening to their movie. Only 3 actors fall in this category namely Ajay Devgan, Irrfan Khan and Akshaye Khanna. All these 3 actors have given mind blowing performance but always went unnoticed among our janta.
Now comes the final list of those actors who has the capability of making into a superstar as they have given some really good movies and pleased the audience with their acting. Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor are those three actors who can be a super star in future if they give consistent hits to their fans. Saif is one actor who is around Bollywood for 10 years but after Dil Chahta Hain, he made a strong come back and never looked back. His fan following has only increased after that, though age is not on his side as compared to Ranbir and Shahid, but u never know in Bollywood.
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yup i totally agree with the article, no everyone is a superstar and that it takes a great deal of work to become one. Not just one hit gets you to be a superstar it has alot more to it. Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Hrithik Roshan really are the true superstars of bollywood.
well u r ryte shelly,...dat is y i havent mentioned any actress..bcoz no producer can rely on actress..not bcoz its a male dominated industry but also audience will hit into theatres to see only thier movie...the recent example is Aaja Nachle....it was madhuri's comeback and still it is a flop...so u can imagine..well there are many good actreess my favourtes are madhuri kajol and rani and sushmita.. but still i sin mentioned them bcoz they are not saleable alone.....i am sorry but thts the truth....
yes i agree with your lost of waanbe and superstars completely however the last catagory i dun think saif belongs theere after he took his break 4rm movies he has been going 4rm strength to strength i think he is a movie star by far and as far as shahid is concerned he needs to find his own identity and be a lil more original rather than imitate or emulate other actors and i notice there isnt any mention of bollywood actresses is this because bolly is male dominated and distributors do not rely on the female protaganists/actresses in attracting the audiences or is becuase of the lack of good talented actresses??
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