Eid special: Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor – who is the god of Sacrifice?

The festival of Eid-ul-Zuha aka Bakri Eid signifies supreme sacrifice to the Lord or Allah. In Bollywood, stories where the hero or the heroine sacrificed their love for each other have always made fo

Bakri Eid special: Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor - who is the god of Sacrifice?
Yogen Shah

Raanjhanaa, Rockstar, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak…we take a look at some stories of onscreen sacrifice in Bollywood on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha aka Bakri Eid

The festival of Eid-ul-Zuha aka Bakri Eid signifies supreme sacrifice to the Lord or Allah. In Bollywood, stories where the hero or the heroine sacrificed their love for each other have always made for blockbuster movies. Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Dhanush, Jackie Shroff, Imran Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Anil Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Guru Dutt, Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand – all have made their own sacrifices in films.

But who is the god / goddess of sacrifice on celluloid? We take a look at some of the more recent movies that had an impact on the audience’s minds and the box office with their story of (presumably) the greatest thing a human being can do – sacrifice.

Click here to read Eid special feature!

Photos: Yogen Shah and publicity stills | Imaging: Neeraj Kathale

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