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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  • @ Srk Kind.. Dude looks like u can’t read . Read the first line of my post again. These are not fakes but a direct copy paste from box office India website. Go to their website and it’s right on the main page. Also u sound confused between gross and net collections. Bg net collections are 148 cr And gross is over 185 crs. Similarly Ett has 185/197 crs nett and over 250 crs gross. 250 + 55 overseas is 305 crs gross. I hope u understood now.

  • When u include overseas collections u always use gross collections as nobody knows the net collections overseas because of different countries and their tax ratios etc. So when u take overseas gross then u also take Indian gross and not net. So in case of ETT Indian gross is over 250 crs and overseas gross is over 55 crs.

  • @hazma khan- aapka haazma kharab hai kya?? Aapne to saari awards JTHJ ko de di.. Just kiddin.. :-D Anyways best of luck though its highly likely that it would happen.. Veterans like gulzar, a r rehman, yash chopra sometimes get the awards due to respect even if their work was mediocre n undeserving.. N about the best actor award, yes it would go 2 srk no doubt because this is where he is best at that is BUYING AWARDS.. so congratulations in advance :D :-P ;-)

  • @JJ. now a days even if g#y srk wants to buy awards not many are willing to sell, because the reality is that g#y srk is not as popular as he was some years back and his awards dont guarantee high trp ratings now a days. And any way the biggest joke is how did or how can srk be called as a male actor, when he is not a complete male at all and also he is the most overrated disgusting actor, he is only a world famous g#y superstar. So from now on srk should receive all awards for best g#y actor. So the award for best g#y actor this year goes to g#y srk for jthj.

  • aamir actin in rangeela thn srk actin ddlg but ddlg is atbb yash raj bought all awards…but truth is aamir is far head of srk in actin

  • insiders felt borin in shootin also in london wen shootin goin of jthj ppl in sets felt really bore..thy watchin ghajini,dabang on thr mobiles

  • reality is no longer interested in movies and actin he always run after money gud example of it is Ipl…he just want sucess,money&fame thtd why he did maya memsaab

  • Son of sardaar will win for sure, remember what happened in 1991 yash chopra and his dream project Lamhe with No-1 star of that time anil kapoor and sridevi clashed with a new come who turned out to be his father Ajay devgan, dont mess with singham.

  • Its Ajay devgan whose movie face tough competition every time and still turnout winner, see what happened with Bol bachchan it collected 100 crores even after facing tough competition from cocktail, jatt and juliet and egga, this is what i call starpower and good movie, when u release a solo like RA-1 on diwali ur indirectly blackmailing people of india.

  • There are many idiots here talking about srk movies did u forgot classics like SIngham, golmaal series, Omkara, Once upon a time in mumbai, hum dil de chuke sanam, pyar to hona hi tha, ishq, bol bachchan, deewangee, company, the legend of bhagat singh, gangjal, apaharan, rajneeti. A good movie is one which might not be a big hit on cinema halls but garners good TRP whenever shown on TV, only those movies garner good TRP which have good repeat value, did u ever saw om shanti om on tv, and every week u can see gangajal or golmaal coming on tv.

  • @khan- i hope they come up with this category soon.. :D At least he wouldnt have 2 buy the award in this category as he would be the most deserving :P ;)

  • this movie wont break opening day collections of Ek Tha Tiger 4 sure…nd …name itself suggest ..gonna be boring diwali..i think ‘DIWALI KO YASH CHOPRA KA DEEWALA NIKALNE WALA HAI!!!!!!….TAB BOLNA JAB TAK HAI JAAN’

  • @JJ, jee sir sab khairiyat =) shukr . . Gustaakhi maaf, but only time will tell who destiny favors, humaara aur aapka kya hain, hum to yahi chahenge ke taqdeer humaare favorite stars ke hi saath ho ;)

    Btw, I think my urdu is improving by great frontiers since I’m using this site ;P

  • Akshay Kumar in an interview during Rowdy Rathore. Interviewer: Tell us something about your return to action. Akshay: As people love SRK in romantic films,they love me when I do action. This words are enough. Even Akshay Kumar humbly accept SRK does well in romance. So SRK fans,do you have problems in the stupid comments made by some SRK fans

  • i think u all forgot last year DIWALI.. When RA.ONE jsut demolished two film one dammadam and other Tell me o khuda…. !!! chill guyys and SRKAINS don’t get nuervus… JAB TAK HAIN JAAN , SRK hain mera vagban…. kidding… :P anyway Already YRF confirms JTHJ will release the same amount of screne even more than ETT… !!! so, SOS go to hell… !!!

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