Its not been easy for Aamir Khan, for he never was the mega ‘superstar’ that he is today. The 90s were dominated by the likes of Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan. Aamir crawled his way, all along concentrating on quality and content, to slowly make it to the top league and now beyond!
This decade after classics like Lagaan and Dil Chahta Hai, Aamir took a 5 year long break due to marital issues and other personal problems. He returned with Mangal Pandey which didn’t do too well at the box office. Soon after which many in the media wrote him off.
Aamir stopped giving interviews and never really promoted the commercially risky Rang De Basanti. The movie went on to do great business, soon after which Aamir returned with the record breaking Fanaa. He then decided to take up direction and directed the brilliant Taare Zameen Par and the rest, including the historic business of Ghajini, is now history.
But no one in their wildest of dreams would have thought 3 Idiots would come close to Ghajini, leave alone beat the 65 crore record.
What has transpired in the last 5 days is beyond imagination, beyond belief. Aamir Khan has set the benchmark so high, that it would take nothing less than a miracle for other stars like Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar to come close.
There, no longer is a Top 4 – 5 in Bollywood, Aamir is in a totally different league altogether and without doubt the undisputed king of the box office!