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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250 Comments

  • srk alwaz Rules…No1 can replace him..If any1 thinks dat he is a Loser den just think Twice bcoz He z d only Actor who is permanent for ny Success..All d others actors in the industries r going gud wid Tamil Ramakes…n Srk is d man who has courage to make a highly graphical movie like Ra1…so Go Srk u r a winner n alwaz will be…Ajay is just gud wid Rohit Shetty not others

  • any way… ek tha tiger has done already enogh and good business… we are happy for that… for 3idiots ki record.. dekhlenge yar.. next time…. kamaal karte ho yar…. next time sure… Dabanng 2…. 250+

  • Nw before release Srk fans r tellin Jthj ‘l be bb, atbb etc etc . . But after d release when it fail to break any record that time these stupid Srk fans say we dont care abt box office but sure he ‘l get an award 4 dis . . Srk fanss grow up . .

  • @being salman. look I have also changed myself. akki is waste. get lost from here or else I ll fk Ur mother. tell her to keep her vagina open. I dont want to waste time by removing stuff. u can also join once I am done. than we can do the three stuff.

  • i m huge fan of srk and ajay too but true is that srk is evergreen superstar and the king of bollywood so i suggest ajay to don’t do sucide cause jthj is attb and sos is evrg

  • The Lion King Of Bollywood AJAY DEVGN can do Action,Comedy ,Romance,Intence act And SRK gay can do act of Crying and does not act other type act . Ajay 2 times Nation award winner and Saharuk yet not got any national award. Watch new Title song of SON OF SARDAR and clear your doubt friend and @Indicine .I think SON OF SARDAR will be BLOCKBUSTER this DIWALI.

  • @srkfan..
    U r not a srk fan..u make a fake id with the nam of @srkfan…n trying to prove which is impsbl..dat evn srk fans dnt like his films nw a days…evry srk fan..or othr.. .like their fav star’s muvie…and want dat his upcmin muvie wil brk al d records…n 1 more thing c it frm youtube dat hw many likes fr jthj…not evn salman’s ett didn’t get as many.. as jthj..got..n m a salman khan fan too…

  • Boath will get the succes.But srk’s stardom is not only in india but also in whole world..Thats why jthj will be a worldwide blockbuste….Ajay’s sos is only for tapori type people.

  • Ra one was a hit ra one has crossed 200 cr at the box office and the film was made at 175 cr nd talking about jab tak hai jaan this film is trending world wide jaise hi poem aayi puri duniya german france american indian sabhi poem ki translation me lag gaye nd dont forget youtube pe jab tak hai jaan has break all records of likes and puri duniya jab tak hai jaan ka intezar kr rhi h i dont know about sos bcoz i m not going to watch it this diwali only jab tak hai jaan…..

  • Asoka is releasing on 26 Oct 2001 , and diwali is on a 14 Nov 2001 , so asoka is not a diwali release, there is no big release on diwali But azay – sonali film release on 7 Nov 2001 that is mera swath rahein . So srk Streak is 9-0 and hope it is 10-0

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