2016 has been a very important year for Khiladi Kumar. With three hit films in his kitty this year, we have proof that Akshay Kumar is the biggest star of 2016.
2016 began with a big bang for Akshay Kumar. His first film Airlift released on 22 January 2016 and everyone from critics to audiences were seen raving about the movie. His second film Housefull 3 released on 3 June 2016 went on to become a hit at the Box Office with the collection of 108 crores. His last release of the year, Rustom won hearts. Despite clashing Mohenjo Daro with Rustom emerged as one of the biggest hits of the year. Is this reason enough to believe that Akshay Kumar is the biggest star of 2016? Let’s take a closer look.
Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar are all the big league celebrities of Bollywood. They have been in the business for many years and their stardom has grown up each year with their films. They all have a massive fan following not only in India but all over the world, some of their fans even consider them as gods. This is all really very overwhelming.
Let’s consider Salman Khan, he has always been a hero of the masses. His movies are mostly masala films that have everything from item numbers to drama and people love him for it. He dances, sings, fights, delivers dialogues and has been doing the same thing for many many years. On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan has been struggling a bit for the past few years. Yes, he earned money but his image has suffered because of movies like Happy New Year and Dilwale. After all, seeing a 50-year old man romance a 25-year old girl is a bit hard to digest.
Aamir Khan comes from a league of his own. He takes time to choose his scripts and once he does choose one, he gives his 200% to make the movie a success. We usually get to see just one film of his in a whole year (we are still waiting for Dangal). On an average, Salman Khan delivers one or two films each year , same is the case with Shah Rukh Khan.
Now, let’s talk about the man of the hour Akshay Kumar. This man delivers atleast three films every year, sometimes even more. He doesn’t worry too much about the script. He has the ability to make a weak script a huge success. That’s the power this man holds over his fans. Over the years, his selection of scripts has improved greatly and we fall in love with him with every single release. Moreover, Akshay has now become a man of masses as well as classes. His movies in last two years have almost doubled his fan following. And this fan following is not only
Moreover, Akshay has now become a man of masses as well as classes. His movies in last two years have almost doubled his fan following. And this fan following is not only because of his movies. Akshay has cleaned up his image as a person. Despite being a huge superstar, Akshay hasn’t courted any controversy in 2016.
Airlift was a lovely movie and it was declared a super-hit at the box-office. Housefull 3 brought in the comedy and naughtiness that was missing from Airlift and became a hit. Rustom was another great story made even more wonderful by Akshay’s presence. The movie also turned out to be a hit at the box-office.
Do you think any other star has the power to give three back to back hits in a single year? I highly doubt it. It will be really difficult for the Khans or other stars to shoot three films simultaneously, let alone make them hits. So, do you agree that Akshay Kumar is the biggest star of 2016? I sure hope so!
Akshay Kumar has a lot more in store for us next year. With films like Jolly LLB 2, Crack, Toilet- Ek Prem Katha and 2.0 lined for releases throughout the next year, we can’t wait to see more super-hit films!