Monday, September 20, 2010

Salman Khan, Maine Pyaar Kiya to Dabangg and many more

Salman Khan is the senior-most of the superstar Khans and getting better with time. Salman, born Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan has been a superstar all the way, from Maine Pyar Kiya(1989) to Dabangg(2010). He has been in Bollywood since 22 years, and has been maintaining his super-fit body ever since he built it for a flop film Jaagruti(1992). Not only is Salman Khan, Bollywood’s Rajnikanth; his amazing sense of humor, his public friendly comments, his moodiness and his ability to speak his mind, and most of all his generosity; has made him the superstar beyond Bollywood.

Salman Khan is the Khan with maximum mega-blockbusters that have created box office history; they include Maine Pyar Kiya(1989), Hum Aapke Hain Koun(1994), Karan Arjun (1995), Wanted (2009) and Dabangg(2010). Dabangg has beaten 3 Idiots, with the ten day collection , crossing Rs. 110 crores. Salman Khan’s other super-hits include Saajan(1992), Biwi No. 1(1999), Tere Naam (2003), No Entry (2005), Partner(2007). Biwi No.1 and No Entry were the biggest hits of the respective years.

Despite these big hits, Salman Khan is also the actor with maximum flops among mainstream actors. After the hit of Saajan, Salman Khan kept on giving flops; Suryavanshi, Jaagruti, Ek Ladka Ek Ladki, Chandra Mukhi, Dil Tera Aashiq, Andaz Apna Apna(it became a big hit on video, many years later); and finally bounced back with Hum Aapke Hain Koun and Karan Arjun in 1994-95. In 1996, Sallu was in top form with Khamoshi and Judwaa, while the first one was flop, the second one was a hit. In 1997, Salman Khan had an average year in the form of two semi-hits, Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya (remember Oh, Oh Jaane Jana?) and Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai. In 1999, Sallu gave the year’s biggest hit: Biwi No. 1 and the second biggest hit, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.

From 2000 to 2002, Salman Khan’s career again went-down hill with many flops like Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Chal Mere Bhai, Dhai Akshar Prem Ke, Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaye, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Yeh Hain Jalwa. On 2002, Salman Khan created a mini-revolution with Tere Naam. His hairstyle that was sniggered by the city’s hair stylists became a fashion-statement for the average collegian and roadside romeos. Though Salman Khan always tries to be himself in most of his films, and people do not particularly regard him as a smashing actor, he was noticed for his emotional prowess in Tere Naam. After a lackluster 2004 with just one average, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Sallu bounced back in form with a trend-setting comedy, No Entry (2005). It is believed that Salman did this film free of cost and even used his star power to release the film, when the movie was being given a cold-shoulder by distributors.

2006 was a flop year, 2007 too were flops for Killer Khan with just one saving grace, a big hit in the form of Partner. 2008 was again a bad year for Salman with flop films like God Tussi Great Ho, Hello, Heroes and Yuvvraaj. In 2009, Sallu Khan reinvented himself as a no-nonsense action hero in Wanted, a big hit, second only to 3 Idiots. In 2010, Salman Khan took a bow with a money-spinner, Dabangg. Looks like a full circle for Salman Khan from a romantic hero in Maine Pyar Kiya to an action hero in Dabangg

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