Bollywood witnesses winners as well as failures at box office with every Friday release. 2017 has brought one of the biggest clashes in the form of Kaabil vs Raees. Kaabil stars Hrithik Roshan and Raees has Shah Rukh Khan as a lead. Now, the interesting thing is that both Hrithik and Shah Rukh are at such a point in their careers where they need a Hit film. Shah Rukh’s career is much more widespread than Hrithik but at this point, they are facing the same situation.
Shah Rukh Khan’s last year’s release Fan failed to create magic at box office and even audience didn’t like it as much as SRK’s films are liked usually. Fan started off well at box office but then ended up collecting only 85 crore. Moreover, Hollywood release The Jungle Book, which was released in India a week earlier than Fan, collected more than SRK’s film. Fan was appreciated for SRK’s performance but the film tanked at box office. SRK also starred in Dear Zindagi but he didn’t have a lead role in that one.
Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro also met with the same fate. Mohenjo Daro clashed with Akshay Kumar’s Rustom but Hrithik’s film didn’t manage to impress the audience. Mohenjo Daro collected only 59 crore at box office. The film had created a lot of buzz but it all went in vain as the movie and its storyline was a put-off for Bollywood lovers. Mohenjo Daro was a big failure for Hrithik.
So now, Shah Rukh and Hrithik are facing the same situation in their career. Both have a failed previous film and are ready with their next movie to release and turn the fortune in their favor. Both the stars are amazing actors and have always given engaging films to us. If these films of these stars impress the cine-goers and mint good money at box office, their reputation will boosted. Let’s hope that happens and we all get to witness the magic through these films.
Kaabil and Raees release on 25th January, 2017.
(This article was first published on 7th January, 2017.)