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Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan Score Biggest As 300 Crore Superstars Of 2016

2016 has come to a close and the three actors who have contributed to the maximum business for Bollywood are Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. Each of them has ensured ticket sales of over 300 crore each with films of theirs and that pretty much establishes how experience continues to count the most. Aamir has been around for the longest since 1988 [Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak], Salman Khan came into limelight with Maine Pyaar Kiya [1989] and Akshay Kumar joined the big world of Bollywood with Saugandh [1991]. With over 25 years each in experience, they are making it all count.

Akshay Kumar – Domestic Box Office: 364.12 crore [Airlift – 129 crore, Rustom – 127.42 crore, Housefull 3 – 107.70 crore]

One man who is continuing to churn out one film after another while keeping the budget and timelines under control and ensuring consistency is Akshay Kumar. He has a super-stardom of his own and that was most apparent when he became the only actor ever to score three triple centuries [Airlift, Housefull 3, Rustom] in a single calendar year. As a matter of fact, he has ensured maximum ticket sales at 366 crore!

Aamir Khan – Domestic Box Office: 325 crore+ [Dangal – 325 crore+ (expected)]

Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan Score Biggest As 300 Crore Superstars Of 2016

Aamir Khan came, hit a six and is now counting all the moolah that is coming in! His Dangal has already set quite a few records and while 200 has already been surpassed yesterday, the game is now big enough to result in a triple century. As things stand today, the film is pretty much heading towards the 325 crore mark at the least and it won’t be surprising if bigger milestones are accomplished too in the coming days.

Salman Khan – Domestic Box Office: 300.45 crore [Sultan – 300.45 crore]

Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan Score Biggest As 300 Crore Superstars Of 2016

Last year, Salman Khan ruled from the top with a triple century [Bajrangi Bhaijaan] and a double century [Prem Ratan Dhan Payo], hence resulting in over 500 crore coming in. While this feat could be repeated next year too [Tubelight, Tiger Zinda Hai], this year Salman Khan maintained a healthy run rate with yet another triple century [Sultan] coming in. With this, he has maintained his Numero Uno position intact.

What makes the success of these superstars further special is the fact that their films are super successes in satellite circuits as well. An Aamir Khan or a Salman Khan film typically goes for about 50 crore each on the satellite. On the other hand an Akshay Kumar film fetches a price tag of around 35 crore each.

Here too, Akshay is ensuring added moolah for those investing on him since with an average of three major films every year, he is a darling in the satellite circuits too as over 100 crore comes in from this avenue as well. Moreover, there is added variety for audiences to watch his films right through the year.

Even from the ROI perspective, an Akshay Kumar film scores huge. If one keeps aside the star remuneration aside, an Aamir or a Salman film typically gets made for at least 100 crore each (even if one includes the P&A). When it goes past the 300 crore mark, it ends up doing triple the business of the money spent in making this. On the other hand an Akshay Kumar film is completed in 40 crore each (including P&A) and it too does triple the business at an average with 120 crore each coming in.

The satellite returns bring in an edge though for Akshay Kumar and also the fact that when he makes three films a year, there are many in the supply chain who stay in the business and earn practically every three-four months. Moreover, there is not much interest that gets accumulated since from the time of a film going on floors to the release, not more than six months pass by which further keeps the money churning at a rapid pace.

That is one of the major reasons why Akshay Kumar stays on to be a hot contender for many a filmmaker when it comes to making a film in quick time and then releasing it for quicker revenues!

Line-up for Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan in 2017:

Akshay Kumar – Jolly LLB 2, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, 2.0
Aamir Khan – None
Salman Khan – Tubelight, Tiger Zinda Hai

Watch out for this space towards the end of the year when the best of the best score at the Box Office all over again!

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2017 : What’s In Store For Salman, SRK, Akshay, Aamir, Hrithik & Ajay Fans!

While 2016 may have not been very impressive when it comes to Bollywood business, looks like the new year will be bringing a much bigger business. 2017 has a great line up which may be promising cinegoers a great time.

The year will be a festive time for Khan fans as Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, both have two film releases where as Aamir’s extended cameo in a film would also be a delight.

Overall, it looks like there will be a good mix of action, romance and comedy. Here’s a look at the release line up according to actors.

SRK : Raees, The Ring

Shah Rukh Khan will kickstart 2017 with one of the most awaited films, Raees. The film was earlier slated to release in 2016 but was postponed. In spite of being headed for a clash with Kaabil, we are quite sure the film is expected to mint a huge amount of money. After long Shah Rukh is seen in a grey shade character and even has action bits which will be impressive.

His second release in the year is Imtiaz Ali’s tentatively titled The Ring. The unique love story has Anushka Sharma as his lead. Considering Imtiaz’s niche audience appeal, the film may not be a box office cruncher but could certainly be a film that SRK fans would watch for its different treatment.

Salman : Tubeligt, Tiger Zinda Hai

2017 : What’s In Store For Salman, SRK, Akshay, Aamir, Hrithik & Ajay Fans!

Salman Khan is currently the most bankable star at the box office. The actor is topping the charts at star ranking and looks like will maintain his position with the next two releases. Teaming up Kabir Khan for the third time, Salmam’s Tubelight is expected to be a blockbuster already. Also, it is releasing over his lucky slot, Eid.

His other release is Tiger Zinda Hai, a sequel to the successful Ek Tha Tiger. Bringing him back with Katrina Kaif, Tiger Zinda Hai is set to enjoy a different level of buzz altogether. For Salman fans, 2017 will be huge!

Akshay : Jolly LLB 2, Crack, Toilet Ek Prem Katha

2017 : What’s In Store For Salman, SRK, Akshay, Aamir, Hrithik & Ajay Fans!

Akshay Kumar is now a pro when it comes to releasing 2-3 films in a year. 2016 was amazing for him with considering the success of Airlift, Rustom and Housefull 3. Again, in 2017, he brings us three different films. Jolly LLB 2 trailer has already gathered a great response. Crack will be interesting since it is a Neeraj Pandey film and his combination with Akshay is always a winner. The third release, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, is expected to be high on content and with its middle class setting, could be a crowd puller. Another great year for Akshay ahead.

Hrithik Roshan : Kaabil

2017 : What’s In Store For Salman, SRK, Akshay, Aamir, Hrithik & Ajay Fans!

Hrithik Roshan’s big release in 2016, Mohenjo Daro, bombed terribly at the box office. The actor has only one release next year and that is Kaabil. The revenge drama is clashing with Raees which means it may not make exceptional business. All we are hoping is that Hrithik manages to make an impact once again with this film.

Ajay Devgn : Baadshaho

2017 : What’s In Store For Salman, SRK, Akshay, Aamir, Hrithik & Ajay Fans!
Baadshaho still

Ajay Devgn had his directorial Shivaay released in 2016. The film did not perform upto the mark and now expectations are latched onto his next, Milan Luthria’s Baadshaho. The multi-starer also has Emraan Hashmi in a key role. The film’s first look was released recently and it certainly looks interesting but overall, the makers are keeping the film’s plot under the wraps for now.

Aamir : Secret Superstar

2017 : What’s In Store For Salman, SRK, Akshay, Aamir, Hrithik & Ajay Fans!

Aamir Khan just ended 2016 with a bang as Dangal broke all records and emerged as one of the best films of 2016. Since Aamir is known for doing only one film a year, this time we will be seeing him on screen a little sooner. His cameo in Advait Chandan’s Secret Superstar looks super interesting already.

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Jolly LLB 2’s 2nd Poster | Find Out The Trailer Launch Details Here

The second poster of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming courtroom drama Jolly LLB 2 is out.

Donning the Lawyer avatar, Akki looks very happy on the poster. The trailer of the film will be released on YouTube on 19th December at 11 in the morning.

Meanwhile, take a look at this poster right here:

Jolly LLB 2 New Poster: Watch Akshay Kumar’s Typical Lawyer Avatar

Written and directed by Subhash Kapoor, the film also stars Huma Qureshi, Annu Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla in key role.

It is set to hit the screens on 10th February, 2017.

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Akshay Offers Fans Chance To Book Seats For ‘Jolly LLB 2’ Trailer Launch

In a new marketing innovation, Akshay Kumar and Fox Star Studios have given an opportunity to audiences and fans to book seats for the trailer launch of Jolly LLB 2. The event is scheduled for December 19.

The social media driven innovation is open to audiences worldwide. As many as 100,000 people will get to witness the trailer half an hour before its official release. This is for the first time that so many people will get access to the film’s asset even before it’s officially launched, read a statement from the film’s makers.

Akshay offers fans chance to ‘book seats for ‘Jolly LLB 2’ trailer launch
Akshay Offers Fans Chance To Book Seats For ‘Jolly LLB 2’ Trailer Launch
Akshay offers fans chance to ‘book seats for ‘Jolly LLB 2’ trailer launch

Set in Lucknow, “Jolly LLB 2” is the story of the blunt, abrasive and yet oddly compassionate Jagdishwar Mishra aka Jolly, a small-time, struggling lawyer who has moved from Kanpur to the city of nawabs to pursue his dream of becoming a big-time lawyer.

The movie is a satire about an underdog attempting to catapult himself to the top of the legal food chain.

Presented and produced by Fox Star Studios and directed by Subhash Kapoor, the film will release on February 10, 2017.

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Anupam Kher Celebrates 20th Film With Akshay Kumar

Toilet – Ek Prem Katha” is Anupam Kher and Akshay Kumar’s 20th film together. The “Khiladi” star thanked the veteran actor for babysitting him through his career.

Anupam on Wednesday tweeted a video of him cutting a cake with Akshay and actress Bhumi Pednekar.

“‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha‘ is my 20th film with superstar Akshay Kumar. Here is a glimpse of how we celebrated this landmark on the sets,” Anupam captioned the video.

Anupam Kher celebrates 20th film with Akshay Kumar

Akshay tweeted a heart-warming photograph in which they are seen engrossed in a fun conversation, and wrote: “A man who has nurtured so many and taken it upon himself to baby-sit me throughout my career. Love and prayers always Anupam Kher ji, ur Baby AK.”

The two have been seen in films like “The Shaukeens“, “Baby“, “Special 26“, “Desi Boyz” and “Aflatoon” among many others.

Toilet- Ek Prem Katha” is slated to release worldwide on June 2, 2017. The film is a love story with a satirical flavour and is directed by Shree Narayan Singh.

It is produced by Aruna Bhatia, Plan C Studios and Abundantia, and presented by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and KariArj Entertainment. It will be the first time that Akshay will be in the same frame with the “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” famed star Bhumi for a movie.

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I Would Like To Play The Role Of Dara Singh In His Biopic: Akshay Kumar

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Bollywood star Akshay Kumar on Saturday expressed his desire to play legendary wrestler and actor Dara Singh onscreen if a biopic is ever made on the late icon.

At the launch of “Deedara Aka Dara Singh”, a book based on Dara Singh’s life, written by Seema Sonik Alimchand, Akshay said: “If Bindu (Dara Singh’s son) requests me, I would like to play the role of Dara Singh in his biopic.”

Akshay, who is fit as a fiddle at 49, also spoke about the kind of preparation he might have to go through to portray the role.

“Dara Singh was a huge man and I have to justify his appearance. I need at least two years to put on that kind of bulk and look like a wrestler,” he said.

About the legendary wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, who passed away in 2012, Akshay said: “Once, Dara Singh saab came for an inauguration. Somehow, I managed to get three tickets and I went there with my sister and father, who was also a wrestler.”

“There was a popular story then, that Dara Singh had a trishul (Trident) on his back, which gave him all the power. If he was furious, his third eye would open and he would beat his opponents black and blue.”

On the professional front, Akshay will be seen next in a science fiction film “2.0”, written and directed by Shankar. The film, which features megastar Rajinikanth and actress Amy Jackson, is slated to release next year.

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Akshay Kumar Starrer Jolly LLB 2’s Trailer Release Date Out!

Akshay Kumar who is known to be an extremely hardworking actor, shocked everyone with his landmark speed of wrapping up with Jolly LLB 2 shoot. The actor finished the movie in nearly three months and it has certainly been a commendable task.

After having a splendid year with successful films such as Airlift, Rustom and Housefull 3, the trailer of Akki’s next film is all set to release this month. Jolly LLB 2‘s trailer will be releasing on December 19th.

Akshay Kumar Starrer Jolly LLB 2’s Trailer Release Date Out!

Actor Annu Kapoor who is also a part of the film, took to Twitter to announce the same. He tweeted, “जॉली आ रहा है – तैयार हो जाइए उससे मिलने के लिए #JollyLLb2 trailer @foxstarhindi on Dec 19″

Jolly LLB 2 is a sequel to the 2013 courtroom drama starring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani in lead roles.

The film also stars Huma Qureshi as the female lead. Directed by Subhash Kapoor, the film is slated to release on 10th February 2017.

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Akshay Kumar Starrer Jolly LLB 2’s First Look Out Now!

The first look poster of the upcoming courtroom comedy drama Jolly LLB 2 featuring Akshay Kumar is out.

Khiladi Kumar shared the first look poster on his twitter handle and captioned it, “And here is the first look of #JollyLLB2 as promised. Ready to meet this Jolly good fellow on 10th Feb. 2017 ?”

Check out the poster right here:

Akshay Kumar Starrer Jolly LLB 2 First Look Out Now!

Written and directed by Subhash Kapoor, the film also stars Huma Qureshi, Annu Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla in key roles, It is slated to release on 10th February, 2017.

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Jolly LLB 2’s Teaser Poster | Akshay Kumar Makes An Important Announcement

Here’s presenting the teaser poster of Akshay Kumar starrer upcoming courtroom comic drama Jolly LLB 2.

Akki is riding a scooter here, while there’s an interesting tagline on the poster that reads – ‘The State V/S Jolly LL.B 2’.

Akshay took to Twitter to make an important announcement. Read here:

Yes, the first look of the movie will be out tonight. Till then, have a look at the teaser poster here:

Akshay Kumar in a poster of Jolly LLB 2

Jolly LLB 2, a sequel to the 2013’s Arshad Warsi starrer Jolly LLB. The film has been shot in Lucknow and Manali.

Jolly LLB 2 is written and directed by Subhash Kapoor. The movie also stars Huma Qureshi, Annu Kapoor and Saurabh Shukla in key role. The film is set to hit the screens on 10th February, 2017.

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Akshay Kumar’s Crack Vs Shah Rukh Khan’s The Ring In 2017?

Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma’s temporarily titled film, The Ring had its first look released yesterday. The film’s release date was announced as 11th August next year.

Interestingly, Akshay Kumar’s next film with Neeraj Pandey which was announced earlier this year is also slated to release over the Independence day weekend. This means Crack and The Ring are most likely to be headed for a clash at the box office.

Akshay Kumar’s Crack Vs Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘The Ring’ In 2017

Shah Rukh’s January release, Raees is already headed for a clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil.

Although, while Shah Rukh has already wrapped up a major portion of The Ring, Akshay is yet to commence work on Crack. In the meanwhile, he has to wrap up Toilet Ek Prem Katha too. If he goes by his usual style of finishing films in full speed, he may finish Crack or the film may get postponed.

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