Salman Khan, the Rajini of Bollywood?

Salman Khan Bollywood Rajini

Post the success of Salman Khan’s latest Hindi film ‘Bodyguard’, trade circles in Mumbai have started describing the 45-year old star as the ‘Rajinikanth’ of Bollywood. Salman, undoubtedly the most ‘eligible bachelor’ in the country despite his age hovering around the mid-forties, has been having a grand time at the box-office for the past few years.

For the past three years, Salman has had a new film of him releasing regularly on the eve of Ramzan; it was ‘Wanted’ in 2009, ‘Dabbang’ in 2010 and ‘Bodyguard’ in 2011. All the three films have successively succeeded at the box-office in a big way. In particular, ‘Bodyguard’ (the Hindi remake of the Malayalam film ‘Bodyguard’- remade in Tamil as Kaavalan’) has been breaking many box-office records.

Within 5 days of its release, the film reportedly raked in a cool Rs.100 crores, which is a new record as far as Hindi films are concerned. Trade pundits were quick in showering on Salman, who has been admitted to a Hospital in U.S. for treatment of his jaw, as the ‘Rajinikanth’ of Bollywood in terms of box-office success and having masses as fans.

Trade expert Komal Nanda says that ‘Bodyguard’ continues to fill the coffers at the box-office, which is proof enough of Salman’s ever-growing popularity. Another expert Sanjay Ghai has said that for the first time in many decades, a film has been doing well equally at all the centres (A, B & C). Like Kollywood’s ever-green superstar Rajinikanth, Salman too has many die-hard fans who have been patronizing his films very well indeed.

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17 Comments

  1. Smile

    Ellam ok…but ulagathuke ore Suryan…ulagathuke ore SuperStar and that is Rajini! Vera edhavadhu pudhu title yosinga…

  2. spoilers

    well said smile No one can beat rajini these stupids are comparing rajini of past few years but what about his previous films

  3. Smile

    @Vasin.Oru overum illai.He has fans worldwide.People may or may not know Salman but surely they know who is Rajini.Take Japanese for example.The only Indian actor they are familiar with is Superstar.So what’s wrong in my statement?

  4. Vasin

    Heeeey Smile…..You never make mistakes in English nor Thamil…I think there is rare one in the above comment…good to see you make a mistake! 

  5. Vasin

    Heeeey Smile…..You never make mistakes in English nor Thamil…I think there is a rare one in the above comment…good to see you make a mistake! 

  6. Smile

    @Vasin…Thanks for correcting me.I overlooked that one.Mistakes….it does happen.I am a human after all.And you are so happy to see me make a mistake?Jerk…

  7. Smile

    @Vasin…aama avaraiyellam ulaguthake superstarnu sonna ulagam azhinjidum….TRu,morunukittu.Erichala kelapadheenga.

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