Akshay Kumar has done it again and this time just at the middle of the year 2019. His latest flick Mission Mangal has become 11th film to cross the 100 crores milestone and might even join the 200 crore club. So what makes Akshay Kumar better than the three Khans of the Bollywood – Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir. Let us find out.
In January 2016, Akshay Kumar stunned every one with one of the finest performance of his life in Airlift. The movie received a strong word-of-mouth and went to become a blockbuster. Akshay’s winning streak with 100 crores milestone continued with Housefull 3 in June followed by Rustom in August (in spite of clashing with Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjodaro).
Salman Khan has given biggest hits of all time with Ek Tha Tiger (Rs 339.45 crores) but suffered with Tubelight and Race 3 while Aamir Khan last stellar show was Dangal (Rs 387 crores) where as Shah Rukh Khan came back with Raees but his last few films Fan, Dilwale and When Harry Met Sejal suffered. This makes Akshay Kumar the only actor to give back-to-back 9 hits (Airlift, Rustom, Housefull 3, Toilet-Ek Prem Katha,Padman, Gold, Kesari and Mission Mangal) in the span of just 3 years which no other Khan have done within this short period of time.
The main reason behind the success of Akshay Kumar’s films are the less number of shooting days taken to complete the film. Jolly LLB 2 took 35 days (approx) while Toilet:Ek Prem Katha was completed in just 40 days and all his films are generally shot in India with no fancy and glossy sets. The producers are happy as it brings down the cost of the film automatically. Distributors are happy as the producer sells his film at reasonable cost while exhibitors rely on the star power of Akshay Kumar since last few films have touched opening of Rs 55-60 crores in their first weekend itself, recovering major investment from the films.
Akshay Kumar had also impressed the audience with powerful performances and is pretty active in social media being upfront on the social issues of molestation and rape which has set positive trend for his fan following. Looking forward, Akshay Kumar has fantastic line of releases coming up – Prithviraj, Laxmi Bomb, Housefull 4 and Bacchan Panday. In this way, he is sure to give the Khans of Bollywood some tough time.