Can Ajay Devgn replace Salman Khan as the new Mr 100 crores?

With a solid track record in the last two years, can Devgn become B-town’s most bankable star?

It’s money over mind and matter. And when it comes to Bollywood, money is measured in terms of the Rs 100 crores club. Which in turn means, which actor can command the star power to have audiences clamouring to the theatres. Well, if one were to go by figures, then the star ruling the roost currently is Salman Khan. Starting from the 2010, Salman has given four Rs 100 cores-plus films in the form of Dabangg, Ready, Bodyguard and Ek Tha Tiger.

Close on the heels is Ajay Devgn with three films already crossing the Rs 100 crores mark – Golmaal 3, Singham and Bol Bachchan. And now Son of Sardaar, where Ajay had to fight tooth and nail with Jab Tak Hai Jaan to even get enough number of screens, is going to soon cross the coveted figure. Now that equals his score with Salman Khan! So, does Sallu need to feel threatened with Ajay’s newfound clout as an actor who can churn out big money at the box office?

Wethinks, no. With Dabangg 2, Salman can once again hope to tilt the scales in his favour, regaining the title of Mr 100 crores. In the meanwhile, Ajay might have to wait till March 2013 when Himmatwala releases, to prove his command over the tricky ticket sales.

What would be interesting though is to see, when Ajay and Salman release their films on the same date, who will have a command over the one thing that matters the most – money!