What is the toughest thing on NG ?

The answer is simple. The toughest thing on NG is being a SRK Fan. It has been almost 5 year and SRK fans havn’t got any good news and nadir point is to beaten by SOS. It is quite possibe that JTHJ’s life time collection will be more then SOS but the plain and simple fact is that JTHJ’s is beaten by SOS no matter even for a day. It was diwali of 2007 when SRK blasted BO with OSO and since then he is trying to catching up. RNBDJ did great buisness but the Gajhani came created a strom at the Box office. After that it is downhill for SRK. MNIK did only 70+ cr. Ra one was crap. Don 2 was a good film but it was very tough to erase memory of crap Ra one. Now JTHJ is finding it very tough to go pass 100 cr when a film like Barfi did more then 100 cr. It is now crystel clear that SRK will be the first among Khan trio who will go on the sunset. Salman is on a diffrent leauge altogether. Aamir’s Talaash might fail to strom BO but he has Dhoom 3 and PK. Though i will not count SRK out of the race till Chennai express. But one thing is sure that SRK is unable to bring neutral viewers into the theatre. Only SRK fans are watching his films. Therefore SRK’s film are doing OK buisness but if you are in top rung you have to give big grosser. Now it is written on the wall that SRK is going to obilion but the good thing is that the end of his stardom is not abrupt but slowly fading out. The good thing about fading out it that it will give SRK time to mentally prepare for the new things and it will not came as a shock for him.

PS- All said and done still i will be a fan of SRK because he has given me enough to remember and it nothing to be ashemed. Whatever goes up comes down. He was the fisrt to go up and first to come down.

69 Comments

  1. alizain2844 said:

    wel writen bro!
    Bt u mised one thng.. This might be scenario in india.. Bt its only srk there.. 50 cr is enjoyd by khans there nd his last four have crosd it.. Ths 50 cr mark is dream 4 other actors.. Srk is in diferent league there..

  2. alizain2844 said:

    wel writen bro!
    Bt u mised one thng.. This might be scenario in india.. Bt its only srk there.. 50 cr is enjoyd by khans there nd his last four have crosd it.. Ths 50 cr mark is dream 4 other actors.. Srk is in diferent league there..
    I thnk u wil agree!!

  3. Dj said:

    @ alizain2844

    Dost Hindi films are meant for India. Whatever it collects from oversees is bonus but the main thing is the performence in India.

  4. alizain2844 said:

    bt u cant ignore bonus!!
    Ths bonus makes his makes his movies among top 3 worldwide groser every year.. His last 4 movies are above 20 worldwide..

  5. danish said:

    @DJ – kitna dardnaak article hai. aankhon mein aansoo aa gaye padh ke.

    but without a single more hit sharukh khan will be n the top 5 biggest stars of bollwood ever. after dilip kumar, dharmendra amitabh bachchan and salman khan. is a huge achievement in itself.

    @alizain – overseas caters to just 3-4 % of audiences and doesnt indicate true popularity even if revenues are high becoz of currency disparity.

    by the way the toughest thing to do on NG is to keep catching frauds of the scumbag akshay kumar’s slippery fans. ek jhootha pakdo to wo doosra post kar dete hain. doosra pakdo to teesra. right now they have posted an article that compares tv premiere telecast of omg with ratings of nth repeat telecast of 3 idiots and ett etc.

    they take favourable verdicts from varioussourcs for akshay’s films, calling jaanwar and garam masala a major success. they lie abt everything and its so exhausting to keep track of them and set the records straght.

    srk fans mostly have a point though i might disagree agree with it.,

    aamir fans occasionally have a point though i might mostly disagree with it.

    hrithik fans usually have a point though i occasionally disagree with them

    ajay fans (hail rockie) always have a point and i agree with them always.

    but akshay fans never have a point. they are just lying, manipulating all the time. u dont even feel like disagreeing with them

    so handling akshay fans is the toughest thing on ng.

  6. ranju said:

    I don’t think SRK is going to downfall anytime soon. It just others are catching up. MNIK, ra.one, don2, jthj all opened huge but the main prob. is they are not entertaining or good enough to hold on. For his inability to work with exciting script and new people cost him most. All of his interview, he mantion that he likes to work with only friends. He usually dont select script, select people.

    Problem with SRK fans ( me included), they are habituated to see him on top for last 20 years. His next 3 release , Chennai express, Happy new year and a for apple b for ball not looking promising in terms of quality. But i think, he needs only one special movie, that can change all scanrio.

  7. AwesomeAkshay said:

    u should be proud bro he is the most popular Indian star worldwide . He is loved all over. present is bad future will be better cheers for the past . :)

  8. Dj said:

    @ Danish
    “but without a single more hit sharukh khan will be n the top 5 biggest stars”

    I know it. That is why i am content. Though in my view SRK will be among Top 3 because of his cultural impact but i am not going into it to start another fight.

    @ Ranju
    I too said i will wait for Chennai express but still i stick to say that among all Top star SRK has the maximum negativity of viewers.

  9. jacksparrow said:

    i thought the toughest thing on ng is to be a fan of an impotent salman khan lol, not just ng but in real life too

  10. Dj said:

    @ AA
    “u should be proud bro he is the most popular Indian star worldwide . ”

    I am. Oh ! if i am not wrong you also wrote an article in the same line as mine about Akshay. Akki ke to din fir gaye. Let see what is in the store for SRK ?

  11. jacksparrow said:

    on the topic@ he is going nowhere, he is here to stay. if a non actor like sallu can rise frm oblivion, why cant a talent like srk

  12. danish said:

    @ranju – who has been on top for 20 years?

    srk who gave 4 biggest hits of the year or salman who gave 9?

    srk who gave 2 atbbs (one disputed kkhh) or salman who gave 5 (one disputed ett, one extended special apprence kkhh)

    srk who has 18 hits or salman who has 21

    simple maths.

  13. danish said:

    @DJ – apni baat keh ke ab arguement se bach nahin sakte. even as far as cultural impact is concerned mughal e zaam, mother india, sholay and hahk outwigh all srk films included ddlj whose second half was astraght lift from hahk.

    and clearly clearly clearly i hate akshay much more than salman. partly for his bad acting and slimy ‘part time – property – dealer – from – paharganj into – occasional – pimping’ personality but mostly for the fake news that he sperads about himself and his totally unjsuified claim to be anywhere close to the top wen the fact is that he ties up with ajay devgan for spot 5 and was tied up with sunil shetty till 2000.

    as for srkfans – they are arrogant and pompous like him but are intelligent like him too and dnt make a fool f themselves the way akshay fans do. they are into manipualtions and lies nothing else. and i am not talking abt the occasional rounding off’ of a figure from 131 cr to 135 cr (rr) but downright false stries.

    sharukh and his fans are classy rivals worth taking on, akshay and his fans are biodegradable trash and a nusisance.

    its fun to argue with srk fans and pccasionally aamir fans. its so irritating to argue with akshay fans.

    @jacksparrow – why is it difficult to be a fan of salman wen all data is there to help u out in any argument. most hits, most atbbs, most bbs, most biggets hits of the eyar, most solo hero blockbuster, maximum longevity (1st hit in 1989, most rcent in 2012)

    wats difficult in being a salman fan?

    @jacksparrw – the ‘non-actor’ salman’s acting talent was endorsed by 7 cr ppl in 1989, by 12 cr ppl in 1994 and again by 3 cr ppl in 2010,201,2012. so u think he really needs ur endorsement of his talent?

    acting is abt feelings and projection of them, not about oratory skills, body and facial movements and shaking body. wen will u learn that despite 121 cr indians trying to teach u that for 24 years?

    • iitianWay said:

      ….woh isliye ki unko darr hain …..kamjor and thake hue species ke extinct hone ka….which was started with saif..now srk..and tomorrow :)
      **Waqt Hamara Hain**

  14. danish said:

    @dj – if hits is not a criterion then the op 5 actors wud be dilip kumar, balraj sahni, sanjeev kumar, ashok kumaar nd naseeruddin shah. srk that way wundt even figure in top 10 as there are moti lal, om puri, mithun chakravarti , nana patekar, irrfan khan and fast up and coming nawazuddin siddiqui. so i suggest srk fans stick to counting hits.

  15. jacksparrow said:

    acting is all about getting orgasms n sexual fantasy from an impotent……facial expressions, oratory skills? never heard of this….. salluans taught me all through

  16. jacksparrow said:

    “the ‘non-actor’ salman’s acting talent was endorsed by 7 cr ppl in 1989, by 12 cr ppl in 1994 and again by 3 cr ppl in 2010,201,2012″

    aaaahh orgasm, thap thap thap

  17. jacksparrow said:

    srk fans- among the best actors who r superstar too, srk features in top 5 quite easily……..dilip kumar, amitabh bachan, dharmendra, aamir khan, sharukhan……heck salman khan is not even considered

  18. jacksparrow said:

    Salman khan has history of getting pawned by follow actors……..srk in kkhh, mohnish behl in hssh, akshay kumar in msk(literally raped), anil kapur in no entry, govinda in partner, aamir khan in aaa…..list is endless

    • diva said:

      @jacksparrow SRK in KKHH?? LOL i mean you must be really frustrated to say that. Salman had anyway supporting role in the film SRK was the lead.
      He was excellent in films like AAA MSK partner No entry and partner All those films commercially worked mainly bcos of salman khan. and He was the best thing in HSSH.
      You seem to be a big frustrated hater to make total senseless comments like above out of your hatred or maybe you are just an akki fan ;)

  19. Alfa.one said:

    @DJ – Feel like feeling sorry for u but need to tell u, forget buisiness from a movie or so. His movies like Swades, MNIK, etc. are always welcome and loved even if they are 20 crs life time …..! People prefer them instead of 100 crs. movie like crap Ra.1, RR, HF 2 and Ghajini etc. etc. He is not going any where. If he want, he can act in any pokkori, thokkori, mokkori and get 150 crs.

    As far as Salmaan is concerned, he is and will remain at top for long long till he himself retire.

  20. rowdy rathor said:

    Salman khan has history of getting pawned by follow actors……..srk in kkhh, mohnish behl in hssh, akshay kumar in msk(literally raped), anil kapur in no entry, govinda in partner, aamir khan in aaa…..list is endless

    a fact that can never b digested by sallu fans

    • rafee said:

      Fact where in akki lalaland? :D as diva said above all those films worked well commercially mainly bcos of salman khan. varna govinda ho ya akki ho ya mohnish ho ya anil unki itni badi hit dene ki aukat nahin thi. :D

  21. Nirjhar said:

    Ehh, quite an eventful day it was :D

    @Danish’s dissection of star fans is quite enjoyable!

    @Sanjeev I’m also curious to know for what you wanted an answer from RJ! … or should it be Dj?

  22. Dj said:

    @ Danish & Sanjeev..

    When i said cultural impact i mean Giving hits plus effecting public discourse. You like it or not in last 20 year SRK were always there in public space. Be it media or his proximity to corporate or political leader. I mean literlly he wer with who is who of the country. Wether you like it or not. He won the most award for acting (bought or not), his film were among the biggest hits. He is most consistent. His stage show. His songs in short in last 20 year he was everywere. I can give you exmples of many stars where they say everyone wants to be SRK. There were many intervies where bollywood personality admited SRK’s dominence. And finally when i say cultural impact i mean he defines an era. Let me give you an example. Many
    people belives

    1- Dilip Kumar defines the Nehruvirian Socialism when there was a hope after independence for Sabko roti sabko kaam.

    2- Amitabh Bachchan defines peoples dissent from the system. He is JP narayan cinemetic icon.

    3- SRK defines confidence of new india. The india of Post libralisation. He defines self centric consumerist and opportunetic india. An india where you know by your success and not by how you get it. An india who look to the world and claim its rightful place. You can argue that SRK did a lot of this with the help of media. But mere bhai You have to be someone to maniupuate media. Media ka to kya hai he will go wth the mighty. Wo aajkal SRK ki nahi Salman or Aamir ka gungan ker rahi hai. That mean at present Salman and Aamir are more powerful then SRK. Likewise earlier or i say 10-15 year media were with SRK because he was more powerful then any other bollywood personality.

    I think it is sufficiant. Mazaak-Mazaak main long reply ho gaya.

    • rafee said:

      DJ, you really believe SRK has ruled each and every year of last 10-14years?? dude there were many years when SRK didn’t gave a single hit like 2005 or 2009 or in 90′s and till early 2005 he didn’t gave any less flops than other contemporaries. It was just that in media he used to constantly say himself that he is king he is number 1 etc
      Also what makes you think that media SRK ki aajkal tareef nahin karta or he doesn’t favor him that day only i saw one hindi news channel reporting JTHJ is doing more than SOS and so JTHJ wins SOS loses even komal yesterday tweeted that JThJ is already blockbuster same for taran. Even a film like Ra-one was given Hit by BOI.

      Media is still with srk like before difference is now they can’t manipulate like before today in the age of social networking sites and easy access to internet and everything its damn difficult to do it.
      And bollywood personalities praising each other dominance usmien kaunsi badi baat hai. its not anything great unki to aadat hai. about songs even each Salman Khan film songs are very much popular everywhere from his debut film MPK itself.Most of what you have said in your just exaggeration of you as SRK fan.

    • Rosh said:

      Actually agree with Djs point here .. its about who ruled the narrative, Salman might have given a blockbuster Partner in 2007, but the narrative from 2005 to 2008 was he was a flopstar.

      Whether by manipulation or actual success, SRK ruled the narrative of the 2000 era, much of it because of an adulating and paid media.

      Dont think he still defines an era, because his successes did fall short. HAHK came before DDLJ and was a bigger hit, HR threatened to overthrow him next and then was the Aamir resurgence, Akshay’s 1 year of super success, but still SRK was portrayed to be on the top. But then Aamir and Salman just beat the hell out of him and everyone else.

      When history is dissected, it will be about all the 3 Khans and they will represent the new diverse India – each Khan representing a different group – Aamir the intellectuals, Salman the masses and SRK the NRIs and PIOs.

  23. RJ said:

    Media goes with every big celebrity. No surprise there. It’s how much you feed them to constantly vomit about you.
    Otherwise just imagine Dj, he goes cycling with his daughter, which I believe is personal family time that I think demands privacy, but there are cameramen and reporters covering him on all sides, and he’s more than happy posing for it.

    For example, see how Ameesha patel is being written about these days everywhere. How is tht possible, when she’s hardly in demand or in the public eye. Nobody is bothered to even know if she’s doing movies or not. But she’s being written about, interviews being taken, little controversies being created, newspapers, magazines, print media slowly creating a hype around her. Why do you think they do that?

    It’s not rocket science. And srk has used it effectively while he was at the top, to project his family image down public’s throats, constantly writing about his contemporaries in bad light (especially salman, aamir…the accidents, failed marriages helped more).
    In fact tell me why did media never project this big family guy image of aamir khan when he was married to the same lady for 14 long years???
    Why was it splashed everywhere only when the Jessica Hines news came out??

    Just a few points to ponder about…

  24. Dj said:

    @ RJ..That is what i am also saying. Media kisi ka saga naho hota. Earlier he used to worship SRK and now he is licking Salman and Aamir. Nowadays he is presenting Salman as dariya dil or a guy with clean heart. he is presenting Aamir some type of messiah..perfectionist or blah-blah. My main point is that Media was always like that. It is just that among 3 khan SRK was the first one who idd understand that you can use media and he did it withe great effect and now others are now doing this.

  25. rafee said:

    DJ, you really believe SRK has ruled each and every year of last 10-14years?? dude there were many years when SRK didn’t gave a single hit like 2005 or 2009 or in 90?s and till early 2005 he didn’t gave any less flops than other contemporaries. It was just that in media he used to constantly say himself that he is king he is number 1 etc
    Also what makes you think that media SRK ki aajkal tareef nahin karta or he doesn’t favor him that day only i saw one hindi news channel reporting JTHJ is doing more than SOS and so JTHJ wins SOS loses even komal yesterday tweeted that JThJ is already blockbuster same for taran. Even a film like Ra-one was given Hit by BOI.

    Media is still with srk like before difference is now they can’t manipulate like before today in the age of social networking sites and easy access to internet and everything its damn difficult to do it.
    And bollywood personalities praising each other dominance usmien kaunsi badi baat hai. its not anything great unki to aadat hai. about songs even each Salman Khan film songs are very much popular everywhere from his debut film MPK itself.Most of what you have said in your comment is just exaggeration of you as SRK fan.

  26. rafee said:

    The last line of your above post that ”He was the first to go up and first to come down”” Thats not true
    both aamir and salman had made their debut and were established way before in late 80′s with QSQT ad MPK before srk in 1995 with ddlj.
    and i even don’t agree with you that he will be first one to go down. this is bollywood har friday ko yahan kismat badalti hai. and i dn’t think its that easy to write off srk. one real Blockbuster film and he will be back. Though i agree it will be difficult but you can’t write off top superstar SRK that easily.

  27. RJ said:

    Dj – media ki baat chodo. I’m talking about why this whole euphoria was created around srk.
    Ita like this Dj, before you watch a movie if you read a review, certain points, writers thoughts and his views..will reflect in your verdict, and what you think of that movie after you have watched it.
    Similarly if I’m an avid BW gossip reader or watch the news and these BW channels, however uninterested I might be, I will develop an opinion that srk is a family man..cos I keep reading and hearing about it everyhere. Earlier media could be played along with and no one would know. Now even a girls opinion on some regional party can take her to jail.

  28. Dj said:

    Rafee..When people say Sachin Tendulkar ruled the last 20 years it doesn’t mean he ruled every single year. There is something called avarage. If you don’t belive SRK is the most consistent star in last 20 year then so be it.

    “both aamir and salman had made their debut and were established way before in late 80s with QSQT ad MPK before srk in 1995 with ddlj.”

    Vinod kabli and Kevin peterson’s test avarage was better then Sachin in thier carear earlie part then doesn’t make them bigger or greater then Sachin.

    • rafee said:

      LOL DJ average of cricket is based on each single inning and you are comparing it to actors who do not play matches but do film which are much less than a innings cricketer plays. a totalwrong example.

  29. danish said:

    @DJ – I did not axpect this from you. now u are into plain white lies.

    one actor who has constantly occupied public space, hits or no hits, for the past 25 years has been salman khan, not sharukh khan. shahrukh just had paid/barter media articles and bought awards (as u urself admit) while salman has been getting free press like anything from the beginning. its even more striking for the fact that for the 1st 17-18 years salman gave hardly any interviews despite repeated requests from the journos (paid to bhool hi jaao)

    the only time srk came into centrestage was twice. once in 1997 wen there was a news of his being shot dead. that lasted just one day. and second time during the (orcehstrated) MY name is khan’ controversy. salman has been centresage all along.

    abt stage shws everyone knows wat happens to salman’s shirts and jackets that he throws into the audience during a sage show. its shred to pieces with each beingg kept as a soveneir by gals. salman has been the most popular star of stage shows at home and abroad.

    and finally yes dilip kumar represents nehruvian socialism and amitabh represents the anti establishment youth of the 70s but its salman who really represnts the real indian for the last 25 years. sharukh just represented a small urban middle class and a 3 cr strong ndian diaspore. i never thot DJ that u wud make such a myopic comment, going by orchestrated media hype.

    and srk has had just 4 biggest hits of teh year in the last 20 years, salman has had 9. that explains who ruled foe each year. the years srk didnt have any hits are 1994, 1996, 1999, 2005, (2006 he had fake hits don and kank so i wont count that) and 2009. wat happned after 2009 we all know. that is 4/20 = 20% of the total years. and many years he has had fake hits (2010, 201, and 2012) actually its 7 years out of 20 that is 35%.

    even salman has 7 hitless years (1992, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008) but in 25 years that is just 28% hitless years. and slaman never ha da fake media manipualted success. if his films are hits they are hits, if they are flops, they are flops.

  30. danish said:

    @ DJ – as for songs. wait for two months (so that the plug-in for jthj and dabangg 2 ends) and then switch on tv/radio and simply count whose songs are played more.

  31. danish said:

    @jacksparrw – 3 best actors wud be dilip kumar, balraj sahni and naseeruddin shah. 3 biggest star actors wud be dilip kumar, amitabh bachchan and salman khan. srk wud only feature in top 5 stars of all time (dlip, dharmendra, amitabh, salman, srk)

  32. Dj said:

    “I never thot DJ that u wud make such a myopic comment”

    @ Danish babu respect others right to disagree or to keep a diffrent point of view. And it is my humble request to come out of your this misconception that only you talk on facts and other talk lies.

    @
    “the only time srk came into centrestage was twice. once in 1997 wen there was a news of his being shot dead. that lasted just one day. and second time during the (orcehstrated) MY name is khan’ controversy. salman has been centresage all along”

    My answer lies in your question. These are controversies and if Salman was in the news (as you claim)it is because of controversy and belive me i never heard about the news of SRK being shot dead.

    @
    “bought awards (as u urself admit)”
    Don’t distort my sentence. when i wrote “He won the most award for acting (bought or not)” i kept in my mind haters claim.

  33. dr.nick said:

    srk wasnt the first to go up.salman had given 2 ATBB before srk cud give his first.yes he was more visible in the media from 2000 onwards.anyone can if he has the right connections with media barons.and what cultural impact are u talking about?isnt it only your opinion?he did occupy public mindspace but only in metros and overseas.as danish said the nri diaspora overseas is just about 2-3cr and not everone is srk’s fan.yes majority but not everyone.even in india he has influenced mindspace of upper middle class people mainly.when u talk of all the less privileged srk has no fans there.salman is a runaway favourite among them.even akki has more fans among them than srk.when u talk of cultural impact,it should invole every strata of society from a paanwala in virar to a investment banker in the stock exchange.and clearly srk hasnt done that.his constant claims of king,baadshah,paadshah are just signs of an egomaniac.with the control of media who hammered his stupid claims on gullible minds a perception was made

  34. Unregistered Street said:

    All I know is this…when the new kid Hrithik became an overnight superstar, he was supposed to be shooting for Srk’s throne

    …when Gadar and Indian made jingoism the new flavour of the masses, there were discussions of Sunny dislodging SrK from the top

    …when the blue-blood Kapoor khandaan’s heir apparent Ranbir arrived on the scene, the stopwatch was turned to see how long it will take him to the take over SrK’s superstardom.

    And I’m not even gonna list the dozen other wishfuls from Chandrachud Singh to Vivek Oberois to even Shahid Kapoors.

    If Salman was indeed the superstar of the past 2 decades why no one wanted his slot?

    Did you ever hear about Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor or later on Anil-Sanju gunning for Dharmendra’s slot or Amitabh?

  35. Dj said:

    “what cultural impact are u talking about? he did occupy public mindspace but only in metros and overseas.”

    Dr. Saheb who told you that cultural impact means you have to effect everybodies life. As you said yourself there are 3 cr NRI and let say 2 cr are SRK’s fan. And in metro lets take 5 cr people (though 5 cr people to 4 metro main hi ho jayenge). So that mean he did occupy 7 cr peoples mindspace. My dear there are many contries whose population is way less then 7 cr. So if SRK occupy 7 cr’s mindspace what is wrong to talk about cultural impact. Tum bhi keh li Salman 70 cr ko effect karta hai. Who is stopping you.

    Actually what i find problmetic about Salman fans is that every argument of thier end with most ATBB, Most biggest hits of the year or footfall theory. If i am not wrong Manoj kumar and Rajendra kumar has also give many big hits, but i don’t find to many who remembers them. I will give you one more example. Lets take Anna hazara. He didn’t fought any election. He didn’t have official endorsment of people like Many MP’s who one many election. So by going your theory Anna doesn’t have any impact in public discourse.

    • rafee said:

      Dj, manoj kumar and rajendra kumar gave many big hits but they were not more than amitabh bachchan.
      And we salman fans are mentioning most ATBB and highest grossers because you claimed that SRK has been most successful in last 20years which is not true.

  36. Rosh said:

    Toughest part is moving on with life when NG isnt working .. argh, last two days have been pretty crap :(

    Maybe this is RKBs way of putting water on all NG fights, shut down NG for 2 days and all fights will get over

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