SRK, Kareena named most profitable actors
Indo-Asian News Service
Mumbai, January 07, 2012
First Published: 13:43 IST(7/1/2012)
Last Updated: 14:12 IST(7/1/2012)
turning into a video game to releasing in 3D, roping in Akon for
Chammak Challo to hosting film's premiere in London, SRK has given his
all to RA.One.
Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have been named the most
profitable actors of the Hindi film industry in India and abroad
respectively by ETC Bollywood Business Awards. Kareena Kapoor, who
featured in Bodyguard and RA.One in 2011 opposite the two actors, has
been titled the most profitable actor
in the female category.
"Receiving an award
wherein you are being adjudged considering the economic quotient as a
cornerstone for mapping the success gives you a sense of pride. I've
always maintained that commercial success is as important as the
critical success of a movie. A commercially successful movie pays
evidence to the fact that viewers loved watching your movie," Kareena
said in a press statement.
Salman's Bodyguard, the Hindi remake
of the Malayalam film by the same name, was titled the top grosser of
the year. The film's director Siddique, walked away with the most
profitable director's trophy.
SRK's mega-budget dream project
RA.One was recognised as the best marketed film of the year and also
bagged an award under the highest single day collection category.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor pose with their award. (Photo credit: AFP PHOTO/Bolywood Business Awards)
"Now I can safely say har mulk ki
public mujhe dhoondti hai
RA.One, Bollywood's most expensive movie, was my dream project. It
feels great that my long cherished dream has been applauded and
acknowledged," said Shah Rukh.
"Allah has been very kind to me
and helped me to entertain my audiences and it is quite literally my
audiences' love that has fetched me these awards. Inshallah
! I'll continue to entertain my audiences and make it to this award in years to come," he added.
films like Pyaar Ka Panchnaama, The Dirty Picture, Don 2:The King Is
Back and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol bagged awards for being the
most successful small budget Film, ETC Box Office surprise of the year,
most popular first look of a film and most successful foreign film
The ETC Bollywood Business Awards will be aired on Monday.