Rajesh Khanna is among the legends of Bollywood and his legacy continues to live even today, thanks to his unprecedented box office achievements. Only superstar Salman Khan is currently chasing Khanna’s box office record. If you aren’t aware of what we are talking about, don’t worry, you are at the right place!
Rajesh Khanna’s unbelievable record!
Khanna has done things, one can only imagine! He’s the only actor in Bollywood who has given 16 consecutive box office successes. Sounds crazy, right?
The streak started from 1969’s Aradhana. It continued with Ittefaq, Do Raaste, Doli, The Train, Sachaa Jutha, Aan Milo Sajna, Safar, Khamoshi, Kati Patang, Mehboob Ki Mehndi, Anand, Haathi Mere Sathi, Chhoti Bahu, Maryada, and the streak ended Dushman. The list doesn’t include films with his special appearance or cameos.
Earlier, the streak looked unbreakable, but it seems, Salman Khan will be soon breaking the record of 16 back-to-back box office successes.
Salman Khan has a score of 15-0!
Love him or hate him, Salman is undoubtedly the biggest crowd-puller in the Bollywood industry. The actor has been super consistent at the box office, especially during the last decade. No matter what reviews his films get, they manage to take ticket windows by storm.
Speaking about Salman’s streak, it starts with 2010’s Dabangg. The list goes on with Ready, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2, Jai Ho, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Sultan, Tubelight, Tiger Zinda Hai, Race 3, Bharat and Dabangg 3.
Many would argue about Tubelight and Race 3 on the list. Interestingly, both films, despite poor reviews, earned good returns at the box office. The list doesn’t include Radhe as it was an OTT release. Also, Antim isn’t considered here as it stars Salman in an extended cameo.
Salman sure shot to go past 16-0!
Salman‘s lineup of upcoming movies is really strong and it seems, he’ll be easily breaking Rajesh Khanna’s record. He has Tiger 3, Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, Kick 2, and Dabangg 4 in his kitty.
Akshay Kumar just missed the bus due to Bell Bottom
From Airlift to Good Newwz, Akshay enjoyed a streak of 12 back-to-back successes. However, it got broken due to Bell Bottom’s disastrous run at the ticket windows.