Shahrukh Khan and the History of Diwali Clashes!

It would not be wrong to state that SRK’s superstardom has been scripted mostly due to the festival of lights. Long before other superstars could claim their stake on the Diwali festivity, the ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’ has lent the auspicious festival his box office vigour. Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan will be his 10th (Yes, you read it right) Diwali release in his illustrious career spanning more than two decades.

His earlier Diwali releases were Baazigar (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mohabbatein (2000), Veer Zaara (2004), Don (2006), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Ra.One (2011). All of these movies have created history in one way or the other. SRK’s foolproof 100% Diwali record raises the stakes for his upcoming release Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan vs Son Of Sardar

Jab Tak Hai Jaan vs Son Of Sardar – This Year

What makes the record all the more special, is the fact that he has won all the major clashes, with several other biggies that competed against his film. Below mentioned is the list of SRK’s historic Diwali clashes.

  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998): A dream David Dhawan project starring Amitabh Bachchan – Govinda with superhit music clashed with an SRK rom-com Kuch Kuch Hota Hai directed by debutant Karan Johar. Both films did well eventually but Kuch Kuch Hota Hai overshadowed the comic caper and went on to become an ‘All Time Blockbuster’ breaking many records.
  • Mohabbatein – Mission Kashmir (2000): Hrithik Roshan was a national-craze after the mega success of Kaho Na Pyaar Hai. On the other hand SRK’s releases in 2000, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and Josh, failed to live upto expectations. But his never-say-die spirit resurfaced again as Aditya Chopra’s Mohabbatein became a blockbuster. Mission Kashmir got a bigger initial but failed to sustain at the box office.
  • Veer Zaara / Aitraaz / Mughal-E-Azam / Naach (2004): Yash Chopra’s Veer Zaara emerged the first choice for cinegoers for Diwali 2004 ahead of Abbas Mustan’s Aitraaz, the colored version of Mughal-E-Azam and Ram Gopal Varma’s Naach. Though Aitraaz and Mughal-E-Azam turned out to be an average grossers, Naach was a disaster. Veer Zaara went on to be the biggest hit of the year.
  • Don – Jaan-E-Mann (2006): This was a biggie – Shahrukh Khan’s Don squared up against Salman and Akshay Kumar’s Jaan-e-mann. The result? SRK won yet again. Although Jaan-e-Mann was a well made film with melodious music, it failed to match the might of the Don.
  • Om Shanti Om – Saawariya (2007): Farah Khan’s Om Shanti Om clashed with master director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya. The later’s film was much-hyped, as it was the launch vehicle of two star kids Ranbir and Sonam Kapoor. Pre-release, SRK promised to ‘destroy’ Saawariya.. which he eventually did as OSO went on to be the biggest grosser of year, while Saawariya tanked after a good initial.

Last year too witnessed a clash, but one that was much smaller in scale. Ra One released with two smaller films Damadamm  and Tell Me O Khudda.

Now, the big question – Shahrukh Khan is all set to take on Ajay Devgan this year, as Jab Tak Hai Jaan clashes with Son of Sardaar. The scenario is slightly different this year – action comedies are raking in the moolah at the box-office, while several romantic films have failed to make a mark. Also, SOS is a remake of a very successful south Indian film. The odds are once again stacked against SRK..

Can Shahrukh make it 10 in a row for Diwali? What will be the outcome of the 2012 Diwali Clash? Vote now!

Abhishek Sharma

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  • Ajay Devgn have good record in Diwali including films such as All the Best,Golmaal 3 etc. All the Best destroyed Main Aur Mrs.Khanna & given it a free entry to the list of all time disasters(8 crores)

  • In the trailor of SOS, Sonakshi Sinha was looking very ugly. Sanjay Dutt was not convincing like his look in Agneepath. Juhi Chawla looks average. Only Ajay Devgn was looking better.

  • Latest comments about Raone. Mahesh Bhatt: Films like Raone destroyed 3D. Raone Jokes. SRK- Ladaai goliyon se nahi dil se jeeti jati he. Audience: SRK, film Taran Adarsh ke 4.5 rating se nahi content se hit hoti hain.

  • @Wasim bhai, you are little over confident. During Diwali,lot of people do Pooja. Then SRK have to clash with Ajay. Then after two weeks Talaash & next week Khiladi 786 comes.

  • yeah you get to see some real close up of sex scenes from a mahesh bhatt film in 3d..wao bravo!this wise freak knows a lot about 3d!!!taran adarsh gave ett 4 stars….he gives 4 stars to everybody…and about the joke,i didnt get dt,whats so funny???…that has an inner meaning…its called peace!!!…

  • Original Raavan came from Lanka asking SRK, why are you making my name so bad with your film SRK: sir, you have not watched Abhishek’s Raavan,if you have watched you would have felt my Raone is like Titanic.

  • @DJ- yes salman was voted the 7th best lukin man in the world.. Didnt u know it? Go check wikipedia.. N srk is the biggest joke of the universe.. Monkey faced pathetic actor :-D

  • @indicinne- u deleted my comment fine.. when people are talking crap against a particular actor u dont delete their comments.. and when i said something in return u deleted my comment.. great job indicine.. keep it up.. a grand salute to u.. it shows u r biased.. very dissapointed

  • Dear Salman fans & SRK fans,pls don’t fight who is bad or good looking etc. At 46 & 47 it is impossible to look like 25 year old.

  • @DJ- In 2004, Salman Khan was voted seventh-best-looking man in the world and the best looking man in India by People magazine, USA… this year Salman was voted the sexiest man alive by People magazine… take that mr. DJ!!! :D :D :D

  • to all salman pig fans, if ra one made loose to some distributer then even salman movie ready also made loose to some distributors then how its a blockbuster, before telling anything, first go and check in boxofficeindia

  • @jithin, yes ra one is a biggest hit of sharukh, but according to u pplz it was a disaster then how come u compare flop movie ra one with ur salmans biggest hit bodyguard, even sharukhs don2 which was average earner for u ppl made more than bodyguard worldwide, so in short u pplz comparing salmans biggest hit with sharukhs flop and average movie that means sharukh in bad phase= salman in good phase

  • if jab tak hai jan makes 150+ in india then it would easily cross 300 crores worldwide net, ett is still made only 240 crores net till now, in india masala movie works more so let sharukh come up with complete masala movie like salman was doing for past 5 films and then we can see who is a biggest star in india

  • @JJ I must agree that Salman Khan is a very looking man…

    But I must more firmly agree how good an entertainer you are, sir, never laughed like that in a while. Please don’t stop ;P

    & yeah, WE LOVE SHAH RUKH KHAN <3

  • JTHJ will be a well shaped classic.
    I’m assuming JTHJ will win the best music, best lyrics, best supporting role female, best director, best actor male & best director :)
    Wait for JTHJ to sweep all awards this year …

  • Copy Pasted From box office india. top 10 worldwide grosser. Salman clearly stands out.
    1. Three Idiots (2009) – 385 crore
    2. Ek Tha Tiger (2012) – 307 crore (Expected)
    3. Bodyguard (2011) – 230 crore
    4. Dabangg (2010) – 215 crore
    5. Don 2 (2011) – 206 crore
    6. Ra.One (2011) – 202 crore
    7. Rowdy Rathore (2012) – 201 crore
    8. My Name Is Khan (2010) – 200 crore
    9. Agneepath (2012) – 193 crore
    10. Ghajini (2008) – 190 crore

  • @sworoop,the film Ready gave profits to all the people concerned including local distributor. A film made at 135 crore cannot be sold to distributors at the same price of 50 or 60 crore film. Iam not a promoter of films like Ready & Dabanng. But facts are always facts.

  • @nicepost WHAT THE HELL IS THIS ett is highest salman overseas grosser with 55 crore…bg made 140 crore in india so how it can make 230 crore or ett 300 crore lol…indicine team i request u to remove those comments also who post fake reports.

  • and if u r talking about gross collections then its with 240 cr and don 2 210 cr…obviously ett will b around 260 to 275 cr

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