Ever wondered why these superstars in Bollywood are called 'the big five'? And who really are these stars that we are referring to. These are none other than the Khan trio of Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan besides action star Akshay Kumar and intense-looking Ajay Devgn.
Yes! They are the big find of the 90s, and still hodl the power to draw the audiences to theatres—all thanks to their star power. Every year many strugglers try their luck in showbiz and very few succeed in reaching the top.
They took over the reins from the legendary Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. And for more than two long decades, continued to rule our hearts with their innumerable movies.
There may be several Ranbirs and Ranveers in the film industry but none can replace the super stardom that these 'big five' have achieved. Let's take a look at some of the highlights of 2015 where these superstars ruled how!
This Kabir Khan directorial gave Salman Khan a new image. His reel role of Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi struck the right chord with the audiences. The film starred Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead opposite Salman. 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' became the second highest grosser after 'PK' as it crossed a mammoth figure of Rs 600 crore worldwide collections.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Sooraj Barjatya's family drama brought back the quintessential Prem back on-screen after a gap of 16 long years. Salman was seen in a double role in the film opposite Sonam Kapoor. The film went on to break many records and went on to cross Rs 400 crore worlwide collections. And yes, the number is still counting, happy people! This Prem really bought some 'Dhan', quite literally!
Shah Rukh Khan
The 'badshah' Khan had a great 2015. Just like Salman, Shah Rukh too managed to be in news over his movies. This year SRK will be back with 'Chennai Express' director Rohit Shetty in 'Dilwale'. Another highlight of this film? The movie will be bring back the magical jodi of Shah Rukh-Kajol after a gap of 6 years. For fans, this one jodi is surely a must watch on reel. Can't wait anymore to see them romance on-screen one more time!
Superstar Aamir Khan had an eventful 2015 with controversies surrounding him over certain remarks. However, he remained in news over his upcoming venture titled 'Dangal' which is based on the life wrester Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two daughters—Babita Kumari and Geeta Phogat. Aamir has beefed-up his role immensely and is getting trained hard for his role.
This Neeraj Pandey directorial was well received by the audiences. The movie garnered a positive response from masses and classes alike. The film crossed Rs 100 crore easily and regained Akshay's top slot in the industry.
This Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra starrer was directed by Karan Malhotra and was made under Dharma productions. 'Brothers' easily crossed Rs 100 crore at the box office. Akki is sureshot winner when it comes to winning the hearts of his fans.
Singh Is Bliing
Akshay Kumar delivered yet another blockbuster hit 'Singh Is Bliing' in 2015. The movie easily grossed Rs 100 crore. The fun element was high in the feature film. Akshay s truly a mass entertainer, we must say!
This movie was a remake of Jeethu Joseph's 2013 Malayalam film with the same name. Ajay Devgn played his part too well, and was loved by the audience for his performance. His film got critical acclaim from all spheres. The movie starred Shriya Saran and Tabu besides Ajay Devgn. The film grossed nearly Rs 100 crore, if not crossed it.
Devgn announced his ambitious project this year titled 'Shivaay'. The movie announcement is special more so because the actor will be helming the project besides acting in it. Ajay has even roped in internal star Erika and Abigail in the movie.
Son Of Sardar
Ajay Devgn will be see in 'Son Of Sardar' sequel in 2017, and the announcement was made this year. The actor took to Twitter and revealed that this blockbuster in-the-making sequel will hit the screens on Diwali 2017.