Salman Khan is definitely on cloud nine and has become a money spinner for filmmakers. The ‘midas’ touch of Salman is working in every film as he is setting new Box Office records. He is in the best phase of his career right now, delivering back-to-back blockbusters no matter whatever the film’s content is.
‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ was a perfect Bollywood family film released in 1994. The Salman Khan-Madhuri Dixit starrer broke the Box Office records of the landmark film ‘Sholay’ by earning 135 crores. Interestingly, the film was made on a budget of 5 crores. The film won National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Besides this. the film also won three Filmfare Awards including that for the Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress.
‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ was Salman Khan’s first solo film as a lead actor. The film was released in 1989 and went on to become the biggest hit of the year and the second biggest hit of the decade. The film earned 14 crores at that point of time. Salman Khan won the Filmfare Award for the Best Male Debut. The film also won 5 other awards in different categories.
‘Tere Naam’ was released in 2003, and starred Salman Khan and Bhumika Chawla in the lead roles. In the film, Salman’s indifferent hair style became a nationwide craze amongst youngsters. The film had soulful music and was nominated for eight Filmfare Awards. However, it failed to win any award. The film earned Rs 19.5 crores.
‘Wanted’, a remake of Puri Jagannadh`s Telugu hit ‘Pokiri’, was another blockbuster. Made on a budget of Rs 35 crore, the film went on to earn Rs 95 crores worldwide. Directed by Prabhu Deva, the film released in 2009. Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia, Prakash Raj, Vinod Khanna and Mahesh Manjrekar starred in the lead roles.
‘Dabangg’ was an action-packed film which engrossed 215 crores worldwide. This one too, broke records by grossing more than 80 crores in its first week of release. The film also won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Besides this, Salman Khan-starrer ‘Dabangg’ was chosen the best film at the Filmfare Awards. Sajid-Wajid walked away with the best music composer honour for ‘Dabangg’. The lead actress, Sonakshi Sinha, also won her first Filmfare for the film.
‘Ready’, the Salman-Asin starrer, was a romantic comedy which released in 2011. It also became the second highest opening day grosser after ‘Dabangg’. Made on a budget of Rs 40 crores, the film went on to earn Rs 184 crores. It is the eighth highest engrossing Bollywood film ever made worldwide. Besides Salman Khan, Asin, Paresh Rawal, Arya Babbar and Mahesh Manjrekar played major roles in the film.
‘Bodyguard’, which released in 2011, earned Rs 230 crore worldwide. It is the second highest grossing film of all time in Bollywood. It was also the first flick in the Hindi film industry to cross the 100 crore mark in a week. The film was a remake of Malayalam film with the same name, and was produced by Salman’s brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri. The film also featured Kareena Kapoor, Raj Babbar and Mahesh Manjrekar.