Is Akshay Kumar really bigger than the Khans?

Tue, February 19, 2013 4:57pm UTC by 47 Comments
Is Akshay Kumar really bigger than the Khans?

Cineswami questions the claim of the actor’s fans that the box office collections of all his films add up to Rs 2,000 crore

By the Khans we mean of course Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan, in that order, and not the Khan who looked like a pervy uncle in Cocktail i.e. Saif Ali Khan. Now, for the last couple of days Akshay Kumar has been trending worldwide on Twitter. On the back of the decent box office legs shown by Akki’s last release Special 26, his rabid fans (yes, apparently he has a few) have taken to the micro-blogging site in droves and made this hashtag #Akshay2000crore extremely popular.

The fans’ contention is that if you add the nett box office collections of all of Akki’s 105 released films, including Special 26, it totals Rupees 2,000 crore. And what’s more, this figure is apparently higher than the total box office takings of each of the Khans (no, not you, Mrs Kareena). Such an exercise is patently ridiculous. First, it does not specify whether these so-called collections are for India or worldwide, because if it were, then Shahrukh would be on top of the pile given his tremendous clout at the overseas box office. Moreover, those calculating have conveniently forgotten that reliable Indian box office numbers are notoriously difficult to come by.

But Akki is not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. He also took to Twitter and blurted thus: “Honestly blessed to have you all Akkians in my life. Special thanks to my fan clubs who support me so much selflessly time & again. Thank you for the #Akshay2000crore tag only possible coz of you all.” It is no surprise that Akki likes his numbers, for, if you loosely translate the title of his very first movie Saugandh (not counting Aaj where he had a bit part as a karate instructor), it is ‘A Hundred Stinks’. My blushes.

Just for the record, the collections of just one film of the biggest Khan of them all, Irrfan, stands at Rupees 3,129 crore to date. The film is of course, Life of Pi.

Now that that the serious business is out of the way, let us train our sights on the annual Media and Entertainment (M&E) conference that’s held in Mumbai every March, FICCI Frames. The 14th edition of the jamboree kicks off on March 12 in the venerable presence of Karan Johar. The student of last year said: “The M&E industry has the potential to become the catalyst for social change and a force of good for every niche of society. FICCI Frames has been the most eminent platform for the M&E sector and its initiatives over the past decade have improved the quality of content generation, skill development and stature of the industry. We believe that our new agenda will be the change agent for social and commercial development, connecting a billion people, while shaping and informing their opinions and getting influenced by their collective needs in turn.” Whatever.

More importantly, Bollywood will be out in force at Frames. In a panel titled Gatecrashers who made the party: The Out of Towners in Bollywood, Kahaani director Sujoy Ghosh, Ek Tha Tiger director Kabir Khan, Gangs of Wasseypur star Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Karan’s protégé Sidharth Malhotra will discuss how they made it despite not having any godfathers in the industry. That begs the question, why is Siddharth on the panel when he had Karan as his overlord.

In another panel Kamal Haasan and Rahul Bose will speak about freedom of expression. After the Vishwaroopam experience they may have a few choice words to say. And, a panel comprising Karan, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee will celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema. A master class titled Engaging A Diasporic Audience should be a barrel of laughs because Gurinder Chadha who has consistently failed to address a diasporic audience is going to conduct it. It’s A Wonderful Afterlife anyone?Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • Sameer

    Life of Pi’s universal collection is 3,129 crore to date???
    Sources Please!!

    • krishna

      hahahhahha

      • Rajesh

        1Akki 3khans par bhari hai bhai..king hai khiladi.

        • parth

          Akki bole toh king of bollywood and baap of khans .. such like stupid randi khan [srk]. Akki akki akki….

          • ajay sharma

            akki hi sab kay record todega

  • SJ

    Top 4 Actors All Movies Net Bizz in India (Domestic)
    1. Akshay Kumar 2000 cr
    2. Salman Khan 1794 cr
    3. Shah rukh Khan 1472 cr
    4. Ajay 1447 cr.

    That’s why Akki is King in india.

    • pawansaini

      Why are u so jealous of Akshay. Even u also know he is a very good actor and human being thats why u r saying this out of jealous coz i belive u must be a fan of khans. Akshay is so talented, hard – working and versatile actor and even he has the courage to do different types of roles in his movies and its his very very very BIG achievement to be a big superstar without having any godfather and without any bollywood background. So ple

  • aps

    Why u r jealous , saale khans ke supporters.

  • Shakti

    Akshay Kumar has zero appeal or acting ability. Ugh Ugh say most women too. Akshay Kumar means no talent no charisma

    • Vinay Prabhakar

      kya yaar dusre ko criticise kerne se pehle sochta nehi hai kya..non sense comment

    • NS

      Why are u so jealous of Akshay. Even u also know he is a very good actor and human being thats why u r saying this out of jealous coz i belive u must be a fan of khans. Akshay is so talented, hard – working and versatile actor and even he has the courage to do different types of roles in his movies and its his very very very BIG achievement to be a big superstar without having any godfather and without any bollywood background. So please don’t be jealous from him without any reason.

    • pawan dhaka

      Kya yaar tume pataa h tum kya bol rahi ho sir ke baare main he is a golden man for indian cinema?

  • Mine

    Hehe This is a Joke Akki have done nearly twice number of movies u idiots The Khans have done smaller number So Akki Would defenetly have higher BO collections, No rocket science,But hes no where near the Khans like SRK and Amir may be better than Lallu Monkey, He is surely a better actor than Lallu Monkey, Where as way crappy compared to SRK and Amir, his last movies dont even touch the 100 crores.So that tells the fact,

    • Vinay Prabhakar

      Please stop jealousing ..aKKI IS A VERY GOOD ACTOR HIS FAN FOLLOWING IS AWESOME..PEOPLE LOVES HIM THAT’S Y HE IS SO MUCH SUCCESSFULL.aKKI IS SUCCESSFULL IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT SALMAN,AMIR ,SHAHRUKH’S ARE BAD..

    • kals

      agar unko film milaga to bo karengena.

  • KAM

    AISA KHABI NAHI HO SAKTA SABI KHAN KE NICHE HAI.

    • SHANU

      That’s why Akki is BHANGI in india.

    • anonymous

      ho kyun nahin ho sakta. hua hai aur jaa apni khans k pas rona suru karde yahan pe mat ro sale

  • Ali

    AKSHAY KUMAR IS FIRST INDIAN ACTOR TO CROSS 2000+ CRORE MOVIE BUSINESS IN INDIA. THAT’S WHY .

    1 KUMAR = 3 KHANS

  • RAAJ

    SRK is the biggest piece of crap .. India or Worldwide.. Also Akki’s success rate is higher than the khans, as he has had a string of hits in one single year, unlike the khans who do one or two films a year so that atleat one of them may earn money!!! AKKI IS THE ULTIMATE !!!! …. Shahrukh is publicity and good for nothing … !

  • Saddam Romeo

    Just one more movie after that Salman bhai will crossed 2,000 corore,,,intrstnly that akkh did acted more than 100 film and Empire of Bollywood Salman khan acted only 62 film,so think Who is the best…Salman khan I love you

    • kals

      dont say any resion only looks who crossed 2000cors.

  • varun

    Haha…BL you try to hard to bring Mrs. Kareena down, it shows how cheap you are and how big is Mrs. Kareena. About this article, for this weird calculation, then u should put anupham kher on the top. Hahha…what a stupid article…would never visit this site anymore :p

  • Sujjal Shukla

    Akshay is the REAL MEGA STAR of Bollywood.

    Akshay is a REAL TALENT. He has proved it again and again …..See “Special 26″ you will know what is a real acting ……

    Akshay is the actor who is best and an all rounder in acting but sadly Akshay is most under rated actor in the industry as the Khan fans hate him and most of khan fans are the media persons. So the media persons can’t say best about Akshay. In facty they are so jealous that they post articles like this.

  • Prince

    I think akshay has played almost the double number of movies than khans did..so there is no point of comparing t
    Him to khans…he is not even close to khans..in terms of acting he is better than srgay..but sometimes he overacts too.also he has more flops …n the production cost is also higher than the khans movies..

  • anika

    Yes. He has ugliest smile in Bollywood.

    • vijay

      salmankhan

  • SOORYA

    JO KHILADI BOLTHA HAI….WO KARTHA HAI…………….

  • emy

    akki once more yur beti is very lucky. rajesh khanna, dimple, yur mum n dad blessing are always on yur side wiz twinkle ,aarav n all yur loving fans.this is yur true awards without any nomination or to be on any award giving ceremony.we fans can award u only wiz love,courage n blessings…………….OM IS ETERNAL……………..like yur name

  • abhisek

    To,
    The author
    wt do u mean by”his rabid fans (yes, apparently he has a few”
    i think u too have got some pickles from the khans..isiliye shayad unke talwe chat rahe ho!! and for your kind information tum jo mr.khans kii itni tarafdaari kar rahe ho naa…they also had a rough patch in their filmy carrier.and mr.akshay kumar is a self made personality!tumhare jaise aur kisike baare mein likh ke bada nahi hua he woh!!

  • Ashu

    Gand marao salo.
    Khiladi sbka baba tha,hai nd rhega

  • rasheedkhan

    kyaa akshay kumar uska koi tikana nahi hindi film me khan ko dheke sikko khan sal me ek film lega akshay 10 film lega tu itna nahi hopayega ,,,,,,,,, talash khan tiger khan jab tak hai khan………….

    • kishan rathore

      khan ko koi film mil gaya tb film banagaya

  • majid

    Bollywood is incomplete without KHANS KHANS hai to filem industry hai baki sab bakar hai……

    • madhukar

      akshay”s feet are always on ground,but majority khans are always in the sky.

      sub khano ke vajahase bollywood barbad ho raha hai.

  • Sofian

    Salman/sahruk/amir/ajay/saif/hritik,sabki maku chod diya ROWDY RATHORE

  • MOHKVR

    SAB KA BAAP, AMITABH, THE STAR OF THE MILLINIEUM. ONE MAN INDUSTRY OF 70, 80S AND 90S. BAAKI TO ABHI SCREEN PER RAAJ KARTE HAI (2000 AND AFTER ) MAGAR AMITABH TO SABKE DILO PAR RAAJ KARTA HAI.

  • Nasir

    In bollywood king is one
    and that is
    salman khan
    i love you
    he is the king of bollywood and box office
    salman bhai one movie and crass 300 cr and
    akki 5 movie not crass 300 cr you saying akki is bigger then salman khan you see who bigger
    of couces salman khan akki do 5 movie in year salman khan do 2 bad akki in 5 movie not tach salman khan stardom who is king of couces
    salman khan my bhaijaan
    I LOVE YOU

    • Luv

      AKSHAY KUMAR is the Real King of Bollywood

      He had done more than 450 Net in single year 2013 Where as Salman 350 Net and Srk & Aamir lagged behind

      Akshay Kumar is the greatest Megastar of Bollywood.

      1 Akshay Kumar = 3 Khans

  • Rockstar

    khiladi k aage kisi khan ki koi aukaat nai h….akshay me aaj b itni energy h ki wo 1 saal me 5 films nikal deta h..par sare kutte khans buddhe ho gaye h tabi saal me ek picture nikal te h..blody oldmans…that’s why khiladi is d real king of bollywood..he is a self made man..aur sala salman khan me to itna gussa bhara hua h jiski wajah se koi heroine uske sath nahi tikti…sala chutiya kahi ka…tabi to shadi nai kr pa rha…khiladi we love u bro…akkiee rockssss…khans r flops….

  • unknown

    akshay and khans, they have no talent, they all are media made. Nana patekar, sunny deol, mithun, they are great actors

  • abhjshek

    akki is thhe khiladi of bolly wood khans are real floof hero in front of king of bolly wood (akki)

  • faheem

    akshay kumar and shahrukh khan the two living legends

  • gaurav

    akki is the best a versatile actor with his super stardom good actor compared to khans

    • abhijeet

      akshay kumar baap of bollywood

  • abhishek

    akshay is the real king of bollywood akki rocks

  • Baap

    Khiladi hai sab ka baap


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