The discrepancy between a star and a superstar is the proficiency of the latter to secure a promising commencement for most of his movies and distribute huge grosses that establish standards at the box-office. Over the last 75 years, Bollywood has beheld various celebrities. However, there have been distinguished few stars who survived to get the superstar caption due to the realisation of record openers and enormous grosses. And without any suspicions, the names which will get a position in top 10 superstars of all time in tales of Bollywood history to constitute Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Raj Kapoor, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, as these seven names (in any order) have been invariant for a vaster fraction of their vocation in providing not only massive hits but also record openers. The battle for 8, 9 and 10 spots will be between Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra, Mithun Chakraborty, Rajendra Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn, relying on the accomplishment tally, box-office effect and longevity. Over the last few days, social media has been darting about the superstars who have produced the ultimate highest grosser of the year since the time India became Independent, i.e. 1947.
Rank 6 – Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan is the most prosperous actor who has created his debut in the last 20 years. Well, going a step further, it wouldn’t be untrue to already tag him one of the most victorious dignitaries, as in a brief career of barely 20 years, he has provided as many as four highest-grossing films of the year, standing tall in front of his seniors like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Govinda, Sunny Deol and many more. Though the quantity of deliveries is a matter, he is perhaps the only entertainer in the last 25 years who has stood tall in front of the three mighty Khan’s – Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir – when it arrives at providing the huge grosses/blockbusters at ordinary periods. His four highest grossers of the year include Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Dhoom 2 and War.
Rank 5 – Shah Rukh Khan, Raj Kapoor and Dharmendra
At number five is a link between the HeMan of Bollywood, Dharmendra and the multinational goliath, Shah Rukh Khan with five highest-grossing movies of the year each. While Dharmendra’s leading grosser of the year include Patthar Ke Phool, Ankhen, Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay and Hukumat; Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Devdas, Veer Zara and Om Shanti Om are Shah Rukh Khan’s highest-grossing film of the year. Both the superstars order incredible fan following, and with some gas still left in Shah Rukh Khan’s tank, he stands a chance to go a notch above Dharmendra in this facet before the verge of his career. While Dharmendra has the roster of being the superstar with utmost longevity in his career spanning over three decades as the male lead, Shah Rukh Khan is unquestionably the most excellent movie celebrity of Indian Cinema in the overseas demand. More on this soon, when we recite international grosses. Raj Kapoor too has five highest grosser of the year in the ability of an actor and two highest grosser of the year in the power of a director. His highest grossers post-Independence include Barsaat, Awaara, Shree 420, Anari and Sangam. In contrast, his highest-grossing film of the year as a director has Bobby and Ram Teri Ganga Maili, thereby coming to be an extraordinary all-time tremendous to achieve this undertaking in the capacity of an actor as well as a director.
Rank 4 – Amitabh Bachchan
While Amitabh Bachchan is indeed the hugest star of Hindi Cinema, it’s a relatively startling spotting of him possessing six highest-grossing films of the year under his feline, far off from the name this list. However, what provides the forefront to Sr. Bachchan to be an all-time great is the reality that most of his hits have garnered bigger footfalls than highest grosses of the stars from contemporary time, and that too with films opening at record digits in spite of acquiring in a short period. His six highest-grossing films of the year encompass Roti Kapda Aur Makaan, Sholay, Amar Akbar Anthony, Muqqadar Ka Sikander, Suhaag and Coolie. While these stats put him at number 4, Amitabh Bachchan is an all-time biggest megastar, which grips an excellent achievement probability, an enormous blockbuster proportion and a maximum number of pictures that have unfolded to 100% possession. In terms of new buff following, he is definitely the vastest ever Hindi film star followed by Dharmendra and Salman Khan. This isn’t a loosely used proclamation but supported by chronological data, facts and on-ground publicity for the respective stars.
Rank 3 – Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan is the modern-day title for quality cinema, and it’s not shocking to discern as many as seven of his films coming to be the elevated grosser of the year in a career spanning 32 years. Like Shah Rukh Khan, even Aamir has a lot of gas left in his tank and stands an opportunity to lunge the ladder further. His highest grossers of the year include Dil, Raja Hindustani, Ghajini, 3 Idiots, PK, Dhoom 3 and Dangal. He is a contemporary great and is substantial to discover a place in the names of people who have redefined Hindi Cinema with the quality subject.
Rank 2 – Dilip Kumar
The entertainer of cinema, Dilip Kumar, is memorised for his acting and script nomination. On excavating through the libraries, Hungama found out that the mega-movie star had provided nine highest-grossing films of the year and that too with a career of less than 65 Hindi movies. His highest-grossing films of the year incorporate Jugnu, Shaheed, Aan, Madhumati, Mughal-E-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Kranti, Vidhata and Karma. His record stood tall for over 30 years, which pronounces volumes about his distinction before one man came and shattered all records in 2017.
Rank 1 – Salman Khan
Salman Khan is the perfect example of a superstar with frigid fame, whose fan following will stay unchanged irrespective of the film’s excellence. And to have such an eager lover following in the social media generation is in itself an accomplishment. In his career spanning over 30 years, he has given birth to ten highest grosser of the year, which is a history for any actor in the past of Indian cinema. With some gas still left in the tank, he stands a likelihood to put in a film or two more to the directory, propelling him out of the stretch for most of the actors in today’s period. Salman has never certainly radioed his accomplishments in the fora, and therefore, everything comes off as amazement. His ten highest grossers of the year include Maine Pyar Kiya, Saajan, Hum Aapke Hai Koun, Hum Saath Saath Hai, No Entry, Dabangg, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Tiger Zinda Hai. He lives tall against the stalwarts of Bollywood indisputably.