Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan: Who was the biggest entertainer in 2013?

Posted Mon, December 30, 2013 2:26pm IST

The mightiest names in Bollywood ruled the roost over 2013 with box office money-spinners. But which macho stud proved once again that he is right at the top of his game? You tell us…

The unquestionable kings of the box office might not have impressed audiences with their work this year, but it would be stupid to dismiss the power of their megastardom. After all, it set the cash registers a-clinking, and brought in the mega-bucks, hai na?

If Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express was the biggest blockbuster of the year, Aamir Khan raced ahead of the baadshah with his latest release, Dhoom: 3. The biggies of B-town cemented their position with grand openings their movies received this year. And then there were others who set the box office on fire with stellar performances.

Farhan Akhtar’s portrayal of legendary sprinter Milkha Singh received tremendous response and television hottie Sushant Singh Rajput’s performance in Kai Po Che and Shuddh Desi Romance brought in a breath of fresh air. The charming Ranbir Kapoor might have been besharam in the choice of his movies and his off-camera histrionics, but with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani the colourful lad proved that he is a crowd puller. Ranveer Singh too – with his incredible energy and raw, boyish charm – enchanted audiences with Lootera and Goliyaan ki Rasleela Ram-Leela.

As the curtains are drawn over 2013, here are some of the biggest successes of the year. You tell us, who should we call Entertainer of the Year?

Shahrukh Khan: He is not called the King Khan for nothing. While Chennai Express netted Rs 216 crore in India, it garnered serious moolah at international centres. This year – besides the regular international markets like US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Germany – Rohit Shetty’s masala entertainer was screened at unconventional locations like Peru and Israel. In fact, the blockbuster film became the only Indian production to have fetched Rs 8 crore in the first weekend of its releases, proving that SRK continues to be the blue-eyed boy of the overseas market.

Hrithik Roshan: The third instalment of India’s most popular superhero franchise garnered a whopping Rs 166 crore in the first week of its release. Hrithik Roshan, with his super-heroic silver screen presence coupled with some really spectacular visual effects helped bag the movie Rs 266 crore in total. The spectacular collections also showed the might of papa Rakesh Roshan’s flight of imagination!

Aamir Khan: The 48-year-old Khan dude might have struggled to draw himself to his fullest height to match with leggy beauty Katrina Kaif in the year’s much-awaited flick, but Mr Perfectionist is definitely standing tall and solid at Rs 211 crore at BO with Dhoom: 3. With nearly 100 percent occupancy in single screen theatres and 80 percent occupancy at multiplexes, Dhoom: 3 has become the fastest entrant to the Rs 100 crore club. Steadily but surely the shorty Khan on his killer bike is racing ahead of SRK in Chennai Express. Trade pundits are speculating that Dhoom:3 will easily cross the unbelievable Rs 300 crore mark!

Akshay Kumar: Akki had three releases this year – Special 26, Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobarra and Boss. While Special 26 made Rs 106 crore (gross), OUATIMD and Boss went on to make Rs 64 crore and Rs 45 crore respectively.

Ranveer Singh: The hyper energetic Singh lad won us over with his performance in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera. Though the movie received fabulous reviews and positive critical appreciation, it failed to mint much moolah. And then came the big bucks. Credit it to his raw sex-appeal, his chiselled body or his sizzling chemistry with sassy Deepika Padukone in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, the Singh dude helped make the film a certified hit!

Farhan Akhtar: From India’s legendary athlete Milkha Singh’s dream run to grab a glass of milk to his unbelievable leap of faith to make India shine on the international map was beautifully captured by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Farhan Akhtar’s sculpted body and amazing intensity made him the Flying Sikh. No wonder then that the movie raked in Rs 104 crore at the box office and dashed to unbelievable glory!

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  • Naeem Gill

    i think akshay kumar best hai

  • Naeem Gill

    akshay kumar is one of the complete superstar in india and around the world so he deserve …. keep it up akki

  • Naeem Gill

    akki is all time real king of bollywood …

  • Aman Gupta

    Mera Akki should deserve biggest applaud. Love you Khiladi King Kumar!

    • MRB

      aki shd get for his wonderful looks in ouatim,for not looking gangster..gr8akki u rocks….!!!!!

      • Aman Gupta

        For me Akki did great job in acting with powerful dialogue and also his looks as Gangster was quite stunning.

  • Aman Gupta

    Mera Akki should deserve biggest. Applaud by everyone. Love his all films of 2013. 2014 will be bigger than 2013 for Khiladi King Kumar.

  • kaushal patel

    hrithik is the best

  • Raj Kumar Sharma

    hrithik is best…………….

  • M Venkat Raman

    A entertainer should give 3 to 4 films in a year not just one film like vintage actor i.e one film every quarter and variety of mass and class appeal in the films that way only Akshay, John and Ranveer Singh fulfill the norm to become an entertainer.Khans are getting old and tired so they do one film and people are eager to see them so it becomes a hit.Take Amitabh and Mithun in their peak period they gave 4 to 5 hits in a year that is real stardom. Salman Khan does that now.

    • Aman Gupta

      Ok…you tell me in which year Salman did 3-4 films with all good films?

  • Раиса Вербовецкая

    Akshay only because he is super. handsome, tall athletic, talented, not that this grandfather SRK

  • Pawan Kumar

    akshay kumar

  • sana

    King khan hé did one movie but it was the best movie of the yr 2013 hé desarve it nd hé is the best actor of hindi cinéma

  • sana

    Love u srk wish u a happy nd sucessful 2014

  • meeeee

    aamir only

  • meeeee

    shorty Khan? seriosly? bollywood life, why don’t u get a better writer? this faggot always praises srk and vise versa for aamir. calling blue-eyed boy to one and shorty khan to other? deepika is taller than srk, what abt that?

    Prathamesh Jadhav, get a life.

    • Tharindu

      written out of pure jealousy. it is obvious. this site is very loyal to SRK

  • Imran Arshi

    HR is the best

  • Ria Sharma

    Hrithik and only Hrithik is the best!!!!!!!!!!

  • Asad Sohail

    Akshay kumar is the real king bcz he is all rounder

  • neeraj kumar

    Akshay is best entertainment all time

  • Aman Gupta

    Dhoom 3 was so boring film and it didn’t match with previous dhoom films and action scenes were so cheap. Now Chennai Express was very basic film with no new story and boring as well. Srk again did big overacting which allowed me to stop watch during intermission. Hrithik’s Krrish was superb and film crew did great job in CGI to ensure building falling looks real. Akki’s Special chabbis was top notch film along with Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Akki’s OUATIMD was great and his acting was stunning. Akki’s Boss was again so good with nice action and comedy scenes. With comparison of chennai express and dhoom 3, this movie is far better film. I don’t believe box office of Dhoom 3 and Chennai e and I am sure it is fake. Can’t deserve to them except Three Idiots

  • Nitin

    BHai Bhai akki bhai sabka bhai…
    akshay kumar is bestest…

  • sagarsahil

    aamir khan is the best.

  • Sport King

    Akki is best fuck the rest.

  • Kapil Tambe


  • Swapnajit Sarkar

    srk sab ka baap hai…no special effects…no high tech scenes….bas wo akela hi kaafi hai

  • Nikhil Akki Khiladi Chauhan


  • Swarup Hota

    akhshy is the best because he is alrounder actor……

  • Arvind Mahajan

    HR is the best

    • aditya gaur

      akki is the king of bollywood

  • Mahfuz Rahman

    aamir aamir aaamir