Is Ajay Devgan a bankable star?

The first day collections of Tezz has shocked the trade. The film has opened to disastrous numbers collecting Rs 3.5 crore all over India, a figure that is lower than the opening of Abhishek Bachchan’s Players.

The big question then – Is Ajay Devgan a bankable star at the box-office? Let’s take a look at some of his films from 2010.

  • Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge – Opened poorly, worked because the film was liked.
  • Raajneeti – A multistarrer with popular stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
  • Once Upon a Time in Mumbai – Hit music, a production house known for marketing films well, Emraan Hashmi who has a huge fan-following of his own.
  • Aakrosh – Non-starter at the box-office.
  • Golmaal 3 – A successful comedy franchisee, Rohit Shetty as the director.
  • Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji – Was a reasonably good success, but again a multi-starrer with Emraan Hashmi.
  • Singham – Masala action film directed by Rohit Shetty
  • Rascals – Opened poorly, disaster.
  • Tezz – Shockingly poor opening numbers.

Apart from films directed by Rohit Shetty and a few multi-starrers, none of Ajay Devgan’s films – where he was the sole crowd puller – has worked at the box-office.

A bankable star is someone who guarantees a good initial, irrespective of the films content. Currently in Bollywood, there are only 6 such ‘superstars’ – Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan belong to the top league, followed by Akshay Kumar and Ranbir Kapoor.

Imran Khan and Emraan Hashmi have been consistent, but not quite in the same league as the Top 6.

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.



  • As per Box Office Even Imran Khan is ahead of Ranbir while Emraan Hashmi is miles ahead of Ranbir.EMRAAN >>> Ranbir.

  • Stardam on bollywood…
    6.Imran hasmi
    9.Imran khan
    8.Rohit shetty..

  • Good script is required for Shay like singham and ouatim but tezz was disappointment the promo was also not good but he is a good actor but one thing I don’t know what will happen with him in SOS because ark is going to destroy him this diwali and I am really looking foward to srk, yashraj film it will be one of the blockbuster of 2012

  • Hrithik is No1…as he gave Biggest Opening in the History of Indian Cinema !!..Can’t Wait for Diwali 2013 for KRRISH 3 which will break Alll Recrods at the BOX office…Hrithik Rules Any time.

  • Emraan movie can never do 60cr+ as familes+Kids will never like his choice movie…Familes prefer Only Hrithik,SRK & Aamir.

  • Hrithik is best ever….his movies are those which are eagerly awaited and have some good content and overall he gives a complete package in his commercial movies and by the way Indicine Emraan Hashmi is bigger star than Ranbir

  • I don’t agree with your view…ajay devgn is a great actor as well as star i know only one thing no any star can give hit without a good script,you can see akshay,salman,srk,hrithik or ranbir any one……only a good film run at the box-office.and one thing director is very importance for any actor,rohit shetty says iam nothing without ajay devgn,he made me a star director…..offcorce hard work paid off,so i think ajay again will bounce back with superb film & you ajay.

  • After giving flop peopl start calling flop king to akshay kumar,after Housefull2 he is again superstar same with hrithik in Gujaarish and Kits time…same with salman his mai aur mr khana not run properley even a i don’t think ajay devgn is not a bankble star,he is bankbal star…………………i love him and respect him as a great superstar actor.

  • I don’t agree with you admin….Ajay Devgn is a bankbal star.Tezz not click boz prmo was not intersting.if you not like film prmo it self than why you going for a movie.

  • Ha ha ha ha ha…… meen to say Ajay Devgn not a superstae and Ranbir Kapoor,Emraan Hashmi they are superstar.ha ha good joke.

  • nope he is not,completely dependable on director ..but cant deny that he is a good actor..i remeber indicine conducted a poll as hr vs ajay..and also who willl win bo attle in tezz vs agneepath…hav u seen d diffrnce ..agneepath had 7 times bigger opening than tezz..he lacks star power completely…only hrithik,srk,aamir and salman are the real stars..who can make and break any sort of records…so ajay is a god actor but not a great star..

  • Iam not a Ajay Devgn fan but i respect as a actor,iam sure he will be bounce back very soon with bol bachchan & sos.

  • and mind u,those who r against hrithik for no reason,must tell u dt hr is nt doin his genres ,but jus luk out for krrish i bet ya all 1st week day wise records will b broken with huge margin…

  • 1.Salman Khan

    2.Aamir Khan

    3.Shah Rukh Khan

    4.Ajay Devgn

    5.Akshay Kumar

    6.Hrithik Roshan

    7.Emraan 8.Ranbir 9.Abhishek 10.John

  • listen and learn..that is whaz up…like or not

    1.Salman Khan
    2.Aamir Khan
    3.imraan Khan
    5ajay devgn
    6.Akshay Kumar
    7.Hrithik Roshan









  • You cant give hit all the time hes a very talented and versatile actor also he does work with different and new directors and works in different genre films. he made rohit shettys career he also made milan luthrias career luthrias 1st film was kachche dhaage wich was a hit upto certain extend he also helped out sanjay leela bhansali with hum dil de chuke sanam apart from sallu nobody wanted to work wid bhansali as khamoshi was a flop but sallu stood by him and ajay devgan being da person he is signed on because he knew da content of his role was good even thou he was 2nd lead his acting was well appreciated. he is 2 times national award winner and never worked wid big time directors like yash chopra or karan johar despite that look how much he has achieved. srk only works with yashraj and dharma productions other wise he is nobody apart from dese 2 production house and his own company he hasnt given a hit barring farhan akhtars don. in the laat 10yrs he hasnt mafe any film outside dese banners and if he has they were flops hum tumare hai sanam and swades even thou swades was actually a good film. so please dont insult him by questioning his bankability.

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