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Shah Rukh Khan

He might be considered as one of the biggest superstars in Bollywood, as well as one of the richest actors in the world. But Shah Rukh Khan is surprisingly finding it difficult to score a decent hit worth his salt since Happy New Year. Just see his box office record after that - Dilwale (2015) has underperformed, FAN (2016) flopped, Raees (2017) was an average hit, Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017) was a disaster and Zero (2018) disappointed. Only Dear Zindagi (2017) was a certified hit, but it only had SRK in an extended cameo and never did the kind of business that we expect from the superstar. With King Khan taking a sabbatical after the flopping of Zero, we wonder what project he will take up next to change his fortune at the box office. Movie in his Kitty: Sadly, he is really serious about his break and hasn't taken up any movie yet.

10 popular stars who desperately need a hit at the box office

There is an adage in Bollywood that a star is only as good as his or her last film. If your movie works at the box office, there will be admirers who won't tire carrying you on their shoulders. And if your movie fails to work, then they are ready to write you off with their dastardly pens. There was a time where it was the three Khans, along with the likes of Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan and Ajay Devgn who commanded the box office.

Through superhits like Padmaavat, Uri: The Surgical Strike, Sanju, Badhaai Ho, and Kabir Singh, actors like Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal have shown that all it takes is a fascinating subject, great performances and the right amount of buzz. And yet, this lesson is not being used by other popular stars in Bollywood. Some of them are now infamous in not delivering a hit on their own credibility for a long time and are in desperate need for box office success.

In this special feature, we look at 10 such actors who are waiting to strike gold at the box office, but can't find the right movie to do so.

Text: Latestly