SRK Trivia: Will Shahrukh Khan repeat the success of 2007 in 2015?

2007 was one of the best years for Shahrukh Khan as he had one hugely critically and commercially appreciated film in ‘Chak De India’ and one out-an-out commercial film in ‘Om Shanti Om’. In 2015, the superstar has two keenly-awaited films lined up for release – while ‘Fan’ is confirmed to hit screens during the Independence Day weekend this year, ‘Raees’ is likely to release next year.

There are also unconfirmed reports that Shahrukh Khan will start shooting for a Rohit Shetty film in April (2015), after the first schedule of Raees and release the film during Christmas. Either way, we doubt Shahrukh would want to let go of a big release weekend like Christmas this year.

Interestingly, this year has quite a few similarities with 2007. In 2007, Shahrukh had two releases – Chak De India and Om Shanti Om – and both films went on to be box office blockbusters. It’s not just the same number of releases we are talking about. There are quite a few other similarities. (article continued below the image)

Shahrukh Khan spotted shooting for his forthcoming film Fan outside Mannat

Shahrukh Khan spotted shooting for his forthcoming film Fan outside Mannat

Some trivia:

  • Chak De India was produced by Yash Raj Films and released during the same week as ‘Fan’ (again Yash Raj Films), which is scheduled to release on 14 August.
  • Om Shanti Om was the more commercial potboiler, which could be 2015’s film with Rohit Shetty.

The stars of the other actors match up too

  • Akshay Kumar had 4 releases in 2007 (Namastey London, Heyy Babyy, Bhool Bhulaiya and Welcome) and this year too he has the same number of films. In fact, the sequel of Welcome Back releases this year, even though it doesn’t feature Akshay.
  • Hrithik Roshan had no release in 2007, but was busy shooting for ‘Jodha Akbar’ which was scheduled for release in the first half of 2008. Ironically, this year he has no release, and his next is with the director of Jodha Akbar – Ashutosh Gowariker for Mohenjodaro early next year.
  • 2007 was a turning point in Shahid Kapoor’s career as he featured in Imitiaz Ali’s Jab We Met. This year, he will be seen in ‘Queen’ director’s next titled ‘Shandaar’ produced by Dharma Productions. Shahid has also said that Alia, his co-star in ‘Shandaar’ reminds him of Kareena Kapoor in Jab We Met.

The future always resembles itself to the past. Do you think 2015 will be the new 2007? Will Fan be 2015’s Chak De India? Similarly Akshay’s line-up of films looks exciting too, will he be able to deliver a memorable film like Namaste London again this year? Only time will tell.



  • ya 2015 has every chance of being a great year for srk like 2007 while ranbir us expected to do a akshay this year with 4 consecutive hits in a year

  • coming to akshay he will definitely deliver 2 memorable films this year-baby and brothers while its too early to say about the others but I hv low expectations from the other 2 films

  • SRKians every year expect miracles from SRK but only Aamir & Salman giving their fans plenty to rejoice! :P PK 600cr Worldwide

  • FAN is non commercial, Raees is non commercial and an offbeat movies… Rohit Shetty’s next will come in 2016 only… so there is no similarties between 2015 and 2007 as SRK will have no Masala movie in 2015 but still it can be one of the best year of SRK’s career as SRK will have 2 acting base, offbeat, storical movies.. if everything goes well then 2015’s Film fare will be on SRK’s name… hope so…

  • Interesting article…Yes ,this year belongs to SRK, We can see two blockbuster movies of SRK this year bigger than CDI and OSO…

    King Rockzzz…

  • SRK, we fans want to see films like Fan and Raees which showcase your acting skills. It is fine to do commercial entertainers like Chennai Express and Happy New Year but only once in a while. You should do four quality films and one masala entertainer. Instead you are doing the opposite. We hope from now onwards we fans get to see more Swades and Chak De India type of films.

    Don’t run after box-office by copying Salman Khan. Salman Khan cannot act so he depends on masala films. Learn from Aamir Khan who does good films with good directors.

  • 2015 will in all likelyhood be the same as 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014…. King being second best to either Aamir or Salman… 2015 is bhaijaans yr without doubt…

  • no chance….
    Srk is now struggling for hit.. it’s all depend upon good script….which he got in 2007 …
    Srk need very strong script … but sallu n aamir dominating at the boxoffice….

  • Akshay will give 4 consecutive hits this year..BABY,Gabbbar,Brothers,SIB all are capable of doing 100crs..

    Hope SRK replicates his 2007 success too.

  • Awaited Movies of 2015 for me( in no particular order)

    1. Dil Dhadkne Do
    2. Bajirao Mastani
    3. Brothers
    4. Baby
    5. Bombey Velvet
    6. Fan
    7. Tamasha
    8. Byomkesh Bakshi
    9. Hamari Adhuri Kahani
    10. Shaander
    11. Piku
    12. PRDP
    13. Jagga jasoos

  • yes offcourse, 2015 return of 1995 DDLJ…i doubt 2007 but sure 1995 history going to repeat with FAN…after exactly two decades…1995 yash raj films and Fan also yash raj films…

    rohit shetty also coming with SRk in chiristhmas 2015…shooting will be began from April to aug. this is low budget comedy genre…sure shot block buster bcz rohit aiming this script since 5 years.

  • Interesting line up. Rahul Dholakia (the director of Raes) is a national award winning director. So Raes will definitely be high on content. Let’s see how it turns out.

  • Fan should be a good movie. That’s it. Not sure about box office prospects.
    This year some good movies are coming:
    Bombay velvet, detective byomkesh bakshi, badlapur, jagga jasoos, phantom, tamasha, dhoni biopic

  • No, SRK won’t be able to repeat the success of 2007 because

    1) SRK had no Super star power like Salman.
    2)Fan is an intense film.(No Masala)
    3)Rohit shetty’s film will release in 2016.(no chance in 2015)
    4) His films will do only HIT status that too because of Yash Raj films.
    5) There is Salmania craze going all over india presently
    6) Bajrangi bhaijan and PRDP will be biggest blockbusters of 2015. Salman will again be the number one actor with many block busters to come.

  • Great article…Fan will be critically acclaimed but not sure if it also will be commercially success but definitely Rohit Shetty’s next will be a film to watch for.
    As Akki, he has great line up this year but I wouldn’t say they are similar with the those he had 2007.
    Baby will relay word of mouth more than anything while Gabbar is pure Masala movie so it might go Action Jackson and Tevar’s way but Brothers’s has the best chance for all akshay’s movies in 2015.. it’s Dharma film so will expect more about it….Singh Is Bling is Phravu Deva movie so I don’t need to say more. it’s obviously has no chance at all.

    P.s part 2 of exclusive conversation of Tevar is ready and Will publish as soon as Tevar article come out. thank you all for the feedback.

  • @trust me im eagerly waiting for part2 of tevar conversation.the first part was so entertaining
    hope the 2nd part doesnt suffer from the ‘curse of 2nd half’

  • Its quite similar and may well be turn out true.
    Dont know abut the SRK films as he has fallen way below in acting department since Chak De! but I am pretty sure Mohenjo-Daro will recreate the the magic even better than Jodha akbar, and hrithik will win his 5th FilmFare and may also get his 1st National award for the same.

  • Why not? Why fear when the great Rohit Shetty is here? SRk with Shetty should release his Masala movie on Christmas and every record will be history

  • The footfalls of PK will stay below 3 Idiots though have gone past Dhoom 3 in the fourth weekend. 3 idiots had footfalls of 2.8 crore plus in 2009 while Dhoom 3 was 2.55 crore plus last year. PK will finish somewhere in the middle of the two.

    It seems that having more than 3 crore ticket sold is a tough ask while 4 crore looks an impossible task. PK had a huge average ticket rate in the first week of 207 at multiplexes in the first week while second week came down to 181 and third week is down to the normal 155. The footfalls in two weeks were around 2.2 crore and in three weeks it has similar footfalls to Dhoom 3.

    In two weeks PK had recorded the same number of footfalls achieved by Ek Tha Tiger but that had nett business of 186 crore while PK in two weeks grossed 277 crore nett. A difference of 90 crore nett in collections but same amount of tickets sold. There will be a huge difference in the average multiplex ticket with Ek Tha Tiger being at 150 and PK heading for 195. The ratio of single screen business is also less for PK. The festive period and the content working meant ticket rates could be kept at higher levels for longer. It was on the third Monday that they were at regular rates. The gap in business between the festive event films and other major releases will get wider as ticket rates can be pushed higher for the festive releases be it for three days, a week or even longer when content is there like PK.

    Still put into perspective, a Hum Aapke Hain Kaun would be grossing 650 crore nett on the ticket rates at P.K. Just like North America where the biggest recent hits like Avatar or The Avengers compare badly with the biggest hits ever like Gone With The Wind and Star Wars, its a similar story in India.

    Note – The 650 crore nett of Hum Aapke Hain Kaun is not the adjusted nett gross of the film. It is the adjusted figure on the ticket rates of P.K. The average ticket rate for 2014 will be much lower than the rate of P.K.

  • Shahrukh has only one release Fan this year and forget raes/ rohit’s next.
    Salman has two biggest release this year 2015, Bajrangi bhaijaan and PRDP.
    Bajrangi bhaijaan = 315cr lifetime
    PRDP = 350cr lifetime
    mart my words

  • history will repeat itself…….definitely fan will be epic and rohit shetty’s next will be a huge blockbuster

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