Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat

India-Forums

   
Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat
Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies, Bollywood Chat

BW still banks on Khans, Akshay, Ajay and HR-TOI

MaSqUeRaDe Goldie
MaSqUeRaDe
MaSqUeRaDe

Joined: 27 November 2008
Posts: 1535

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 11:57am | IP Logged
Every decade, a fresh crop of actors make it to the big league. Usually star sons, these actors are welcomed into the industry with fanfare and hailed as the next best thing. And yet, there's been no change in the Top Five actors list in the last two decades.

Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh... the new lot of actors are charging upwards of ' 10 crore per film, but it is the old guard that keeps the film business profitable. Even today, a total of ' 1,200 crore are jointly invested in Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Hrithik Roshan. These are the actors that producers want to invest in. They are the first to be approached whenever a project is being put together. While there are a dozen stars who get the fees they quote, only these six rule the roost. Proof of that is the fact that only these actors' films have netted over ' 100 crore at the box office.

The commercial aspect
So what makes these six click in such a huge way? Aamir holds the record for the biggest earner with 3 Idiots and was the first actor whose film ( Ghajini) crossed the ' 100 crore mark. Salman has three films (Dabangg, Ready, Bodyguard) that have earned upwards of ' 100 crore, while Shah Rukh Khan (RA.One, Don 2), Ajay Devgn (Golmaal 3, Singham) and Akshay Kumar (Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore) have two films each in the same category. These actors understand how important commercial cinema is, while the younger lot seems more inclined towards acting in new-age films that attract a niche audience, but doesn't translate into big numbers. Ranbir Kapoor chooses to act in Rockstar, apart from the upcoming Barfi! and Bombay Velvet. Even Imran Khan's next few choices are less commercial. Like Maatru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, whose films are more for niche audience than the masses, say tradesmiths. Shahid Kapoor, who stepped away from formula films with Kaminey, went on to act in two films — Mausam and Teri Meri Kahani — which failed to make a mark at the box office.

Indore-based distributor Aditya Choksey points out that if Ranbir, Imran and Shahid do all out massy entertainers, their films too will make money at par with big six. "The kind of films the top six actors are doing cater to pan Indian audiences. So if a Dabangg ensures full houses in Central India, so do 3 Idiots, Bodyguard, Rowdy Rathore and Golmaal 3," he asserts. That's where smaller cities and towns gain more importance for mainstream movies, reiterates Delhi-based distributor, Sanjay Ghai. He explains, "While Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir, Imran and Shahid may get an opening in major metros, they have no draw in places like Nagpur, Lucknow, Kanpur. Unless a star gets into the interiors, his films can't do huge business. And connecting with the smaller cities takes time. That's where they're lagging behind."

Mass VS Youth
Mumbai-based distributor and exhibitor Hemant Shah attributes the success of the top six to their films being entertainers. "The younger actors are doing more romantic films, targeted towards the youth. They don't have the universal appeal of mass entertainers," he says, adding, "They don't work in B and C centers. Which is why despite netting about ' 70 crore across India, business wasn't good enough for Rockstar, just as Shahid and John's biggest openings weren't good enough for Mausam and Force, respectively. Ditto Imran, whose hits net ' 58 crore in total, while the top six stars' movies rake in just as much in less than a week."

Veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy says top actors are apprehensive about doing non-mainstream films. "This is why I don't think they'll continue to enjoy their current position five years down the line. Then, Ranbir, Imran and their likes will be the reigning actors."

The following 2 member(s) liked the above post:

PiyatrixNkapoor3

tomnjerry2 IF-Addictz
tomnjerry2
tomnjerry2

Joined: 21 February 2009
Posts: 70710

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 11:59am | IP Logged
Khans,Ajay,Akshay,Hrithik... Bollywood is covered !!!!LOL
 
 
 
 
 
Keep------------Smiling !!!!Smile

The following 4 member(s) liked the above post:

TINA!MistyyNkapoor3glace-bleue

Nkapoor3 IF-Sizzlerz

Joined: 31 January 2012
Posts: 17224

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 12:08pm | IP Logged
THE ACCOUNT OF THE MEMBER WHO POSTED THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY BANNED.

If you think this is an error please Contact us.
Vintage.Wine Goldie
Vintage.Wine
Vintage.Wine

Joined: 03 July 2012
Posts: 1152

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 12:57pm | IP Logged
TOI too banks on those dodgers to make money by fake praising them to pay off the huge debt on their books . Tongue  Otherwise who the heck would write such lengthy lame articles in a national daily expecting people to read them. LOL Anyways thanks for sharing. Wink
Piyatrix IF-Sizzlerz
Piyatrix
Piyatrix

Joined: 18 September 2009
Posts: 22792

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 1:04pm | IP Logged
Hrithik has always been in top 5 since his debut, except for couple of yrs in between Dancing

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:

Vintage.Wine

Vintage.Wine Goldie
Vintage.Wine
Vintage.Wine

Joined: 03 July 2012
Posts: 1152

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 1:13pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Piyatrix

Hrithik has always been in top 5 since his debut, except for couple of yrs in between Dancing


Thats but bait considering the lame competition he had. LOL Looks like you have been watching him pretty keenly.  You sound so head over heels on him Tongue
preity*zinta IF-Sizzlerz
preity*zinta
preity*zinta

Joined: 16 November 2004
Posts: 15346

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 5:05pm | IP Logged
Haven't heard or read about Hrithik in a lonnng time. Wonder what he's up to.
wat_up IF-Stunnerz
wat_up
wat_up

Joined: 17 February 2011
Posts: 39795

Posted: 17 July 2012 at 5:50pm | IP Logged
Yup it does

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
Will Akshay Aish Jodi Outperform Akshay Katrina

2

Author: surkikhani   Replies: 13   Views: 3976

surkikhani 13 3976 13 September 2010 at 9:47pm by -Mmmmm-
Kareena now banks on 3 Idiots

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Author: desigal90   Replies: 61   Views: 4279

desigal90 61 4279 09 December 2009 at 2:06pm by desigal90
Meet Bollywood's Tyra Banks - Bipasha Basu

2

Author: PCRocks   Replies: 11   Views: 1007

PCRocks 11 1007 02 September 2009 at 7:31pm by ibelieveinpink
Ash doing a project with Tyra Banks!!

Author: ibelieveinpink   Replies: 3   Views: 592

ibelieveinpink 3 592 08 March 2009 at 9:16pm by ShadowKisses
Akshay/Priyanka Vs Akshay/Katrina

2

Author: kawal_tak   Replies: 15   Views: 5652

kawal_tak 15 5652 15 December 2007 at 7:26pm by Mages

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels
Forums

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index