Case study – AKKI and SRK. Why it is impossible to keep SELF-MADE guys down for too long??
This question has crossed my mind many a times and I have really give this question a deep thought that why is it that the SELF-MADE guys have this great ability of bouncing back from nowhere? Why is it that when people start to write them off, they suddenly come out with some mind blowing success and are again at the top? What is that which keeps these SELF-MADE guys never give up?
In the recent 1 month we have seen two turn around stories.
SELF-MADE superstar Shahrukh khan who was almost written off by the critics who thought that SRK is down and out, suddenly pulls out an IPL victory and SRK again emerges as the biggest brand of filmdom. Shahrukh khan, who was very low in confidence and at his lowest in his professional career till 20 days ago, announces to buy 50% state in India’s oldest football club – Dempo 4 days ago.
Another SELF-MADE superstar- Akshay Kumar whose past few films were struggling to get even good openings comes up with something called Rowdy Rathore. The film releases on a normal week without any holiday or extended weekend but still goes on to make 50.60 crores weekend and create records of biggest 1st Monday and biggest 1st Tuesday. He is again the biggest action hero of bollywood and the hottest property in town.
Two SELF-MADE superstars who were down and out few weeks ago are again no1 and no2 of bollywood.
So the question remains—what makes SELF-MADE guys like SRK and Akki to bounce back from extreme lows??
The answer is very simple – No low can be lower than the low, these SELF-MADE guys have actually come from.
These SELF-MADE guys have come from ZERO. They started from zero. From zero, they reached to 1 and then 2 and then 3 and then went on to become the two biggest superstars of contemporary era. They are aware of the journey from zero to top.
When u take a new and tough route for the 1st time, u will face many difficulties. But once u r familiar with that route, it becomes just another route for u. Because these SELF-MADE guys are familiar with the route from zero to top, it’s no big deal for them to bounce back from zero again…..and they know that the worst case scenario for them is zero only.
So even when these SELF-MADE guys r on zero, they won’t be depressed because they know that it’s the very place they started from. It is nothing new. Within no time, they will again complete the journey from zero to top
Akki and SRK r the classic examples that SELF-MADE guys not only reach to the top but they sustain that top position for a long long time.
And they not only achieve great successes, they earn the respect of people too.
If we look at various eras of bollywood, we will notice that there have been some stars and there have been some superstars who have got tremendous respect of the people.
Raj kapoor was a star but he doesn’t command the respect of a Rajesh Khanna or Dilip Kumar or Amitabh Bachchan.
Rishi kapoor was a star but never got much respect.
Salman khan is a star but……….well, lesser said the better. Murder case pending.
Hrithik roshan is a star but doesn’t command much respect either.
So whats common in Raj, Rishi, Salman and Hrithik?? And whats common in Rajesh, Amitabh, SRK, Akki, Dilip and Vinod??
We know the answer — Rajesh, Amitabh, SRK, Akki, Dilip and Vinod are SELF-MADE guys while others r not.
For common men, SELF-MADE guys r real heroes who have actually done some heroics and so they respect SELF-MADE guys while they don’t care much about bhai-bhatija guys.
This ‘respect’ thing is the very reason why some fans of non-SELF-MADE guys have gone into depression. They know that their favorite star will never get the respect and status which the SELF-MADE guys enjoy and this drags them into severe chronic depression.
The two SELF-MADE superstars AKKI and SRK, ruling the bollywood from more than 10 years, testify that to be successful, u need hardwork and determination and not necessarily need to be a bhai-bhatija.
The fact remains a fact, and the fact is that SELF-MADE logo ki baat he kuch aur hoti hai.