Stardom lasts for 7-8 years, 25 years has no logical explanation: Aamir

The last three decades – the 90s, 2000s and now the 2010s – has been dominated by the three Khans of Bollywood. It’s unusual for stars to command fan-following that stretches to nearly three decades and the incredible fact remains that two of them are taking film business to an altogether different level, while the third retains his insane-popularity and is probably just one good film away from doing justice to his stardom.

What explains the fan-following that the three top stars in the industry command? Aamir himself, who yet again delivered the industry’s highest grosser, says he has no ‘logical explanation’.

All three of us are distinct in our philosophy of work and the work we choose. All three of us have been going strong for 25 years… Shah Rukh ka alag style hai aur raasta hai, mera alag style aur raasta hai, Salman ka alag raasta hai (we all have our different style and ways). There’s no logic. You can’t pinpoint why we’re still there”

Aamir, who is the senior-most Khan both in terms of age and experience (Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak released in 1988), will complete 30 years in the industry next year. Rising stars in the industry today weren’t even born when Aamir made his debut.

When asked to explain his longevity, Aamir said “I guess somebody up there is looking out. Usually, stardom lasts for about 7-8 years. 10 years is a long time, 15 years a very long time. But 25 years is unusual. I can’t explain it. There’s no logical explanation for this”

Aamir turns 52 in exactly a week from today.`

 

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  • TILL 2000:Started with qayamat se qayamat tak (bb) gave successful movies like dil(bb) dil hai ke manta nahi (semi hit) jo jeeta wahi sikander (above average) hum hain rahi pyaar ke(hit) rangeela (bb) raja hindustani (atbb) ghulam (hit) ishq (super hit) sarfarosh (hit).He had 2 hgoty, 1 atbb, 3 bb, 1 super hit, 1 semi hit, 1 above average, 3 hits. Raja hindustani was 3rd highest grosser,biggest hit and most watched film of the decade.

    IN 2000 DECADE: Gave successful films like lagaan (hit) dil chahta hai (above average) rang de basanti (hit) fanaah (super hit) taree zameen par (super hit) ghazini (bb) 3 idiots (atbb).He had 2 hgoty, 1 atbb, 1 bb, 2 atg, 2 super hit, 2 hits, 1 above average. He opened 100 cr and 200 cr club in India. 3 idiots was highest grosser of the decade, 2nd biggest hit and most watched film of the decade.

    IN 2010 DECADE(Till 2016): Gave successful films like Talaash (semi hit) Dhoom 3 (atbb) Pk (atbb) Dangal (atbb).He had 2 hgoty 3 atbb 1 semi hit 3 atg.Opened 300 cr club in India. Dangal is highest grosser most watched filmand biggest hit of the decade.

    ABOVE ANALYSIS PROVES THAT AAMIR HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER AND ALLWEBSITES RANK HIM AMONG TOP ACTORS OF ALL DECADES. HE IS RARE COMBINATION OF EXCELLENTACTING SKILLS, SUPERSTARDOM, EXCELLENT SCRIPT SENSE, EXCELLENT MARKETING SKILLS, GOOD LOOKS, EXCELLENT HARDWORK AND DEDICATION, EXCELLENT CRITICAL AND COMMERCIAL SUCCESS. HE HAS LONG LIST OF BOX OFFICE RECORDS AND CRITICAL ACCLAIMS.LOVE HIM OR HATE HIM HE IS A LEGEND.

  • Top 10 Crowdpullers in Bollywood:
    1. Salman Khan
    2. SRK
    3. Aamir Khan
    4. Hrithik Roshan
    5. Akshay Kumar
    6. Ranbir Kapoor
    7. Varun Dhawan
    8. Ranveer Singh
    9. Ajay Devgn
    10. Tiger Sheroff

  • In terms of longevity,they have left others including legends like Bachchan sir also behind And those bark about them working with the biggest of directors n big banners and releasing their films on festivals,they must realise that these things are not served on a platter to them ,they have earned them.The openings n mass hysteria associated with their movies prove it .Future generations will seldom have this longevity,i bet.

  • No matter how talented the young brigade is – Just can’t imagine Bollywood without the Khan Trio!

  • He has no Logical explaination.. however he speaks Logical….

    read it -“All three of us are distinct in our philosophy of work and the work we choose. All three of us have been going strong for 25 years… Shah Rukh ka alag style hai aur raasta hai, mera alag style aur raasta hai, Salman ka alag raasta hai (we all have our different style and ways). There’s no logic. You can’t pinpoint why we’re still there

  • all stardom of aamir depends on christmas if you dont believe tell me his last 100 crore movie without christmas whereas salman srk have 100 crore without non holiday

  • Sorry for off d topic comment.@indicine:is it true that kabir khan is doing a movie with hrithik.if its true,why don’t u publish an article about it?

  • but gotta accept now aamir that srk and salman are far ahead than you current position is srk at no 1 salman at no 2 and you at no 3 even varun dhawan has 100 crore movie without holidays but our great christmas depended star has no 100 crore movie on non holiday shame

  • Completely Agree with Aamir
    Stardom for 25 Years is Unusual
    Only KHANS & RAJNI Sir
    command such craze even after 30 Years.
    AAMIR made his Debut with Trend Setting film QSQT,
    Became An Overnight Superstar
    still Going Strong with Every other film.
    WIth Every Other Release
    He is pushing his Popularity to Another Level.

  • This is true. And all 3 Khans going to rule more 10-12 years more in bollywood.

    Srk+Aamir+Salman= Bollywood of 3 Decade. ..

    Waiting for

    TUBELIGHT
    REHNUMA
    TIGER ZINDA HAI
    THUGS OF HINDUSTAN
    BANDHUA. …..

  • When aamir cries in movies ,audiences cries with him .when he laughs , audiences laughs with him…but when non actor jaan laughs audience cries and when non actor cries ,audience laughs at him …..difference…..

  • You three are still here because for other stars time changed them but you three changed the time !!!

  • 1990-1999 :-
    1. Salman Khan
    2. Shah Rukh Khan
    3. Aamir Khan
    4. Akshay Kumar
    5. Ajay Devgan

    2000-2009 :-
    1. SRK
    2.HRITHIK
    3.Aamir
    4.Salman
    5.Akshay

    2010 -16
    1. SALMAN
    2. AAMIR
    3. SRK
    4. HRITHIK /AKSHAY
    5. AKSHAY /HRITHIK

    Srk and Aamir r the most consistent actor as they were never out of top 3
    .
    Salman rules for 2 decades (who was ahead in 90’s is debatable tho…)
    .
    Hrithik is the only actor who has given tough competition to khans and also beat two of them (salman and Aamir) in last decade
    .
    Akshay was never in the big league I.e. TOP3 (he can enter in top 3 in 1-2 years if SRK’s Dwarf underperforms and if HRITHIK do not make a solid comeback….)
    .
    Ajay was in top 5 in 90’s but he was out of that when Hrithik comes into the industry…
    .
    But industry can never forget the contribution of these 6 Superstars .
    All r Great!!!!!!
    Finally All time top 5 acc to me are :
    1. SALMAN KHAN
    2. SRK (though he is more consistent than salman but salman rules two decades )
    3. AAMIR KHAN
    4. HRITHIK ROSHAN
    5. AKSHAY KUMAR

  • @Jaz, for Hrithik films, we’d like to wait till his films are 100% officially confirmed. In the past, he has opted out of films at very late stages, at times even after the pre-production work has begun. Here we do not even have an official confirmation from anyone close to the film. Better to wait it out.

  • The truth is none of the khans have seen the stardom bachchan saab and Rajesh khanna enjoyed. anyone that disagrees with this is just plain ignorant. Rajesh Khanna had 15 movies released in 2 years all hits. today no actor can do this.. No Khan can acheive this. today it is about marketing and having a gap and making 3 films in 5 years.

    If aamir khan were to make 10 movies in 1 year, (never will happen) how many would be hits??
    This for me is real stardom. Cinema has changed over the years today it is about holiday period and 1 film a year. Amitabh Bachchan had 8 mega grossers in 1 year in 1978. Can any star do that today?? answer: NO

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