Who is better? Salman Khan or Shahrukh Khan?

From A Salman Khan Fan's View :-

MMmmm, It is not simple to answer this question. I know majority will go to Shahrukh khan But you know can't underestimate the power of BHAIJAAN. :)

Salman Khan - a name that Bollywood will remember forever. You may love him or hate him, but you can’t ignore him. He is a superstar on all fronts, and his fans adore him. Despite all the flops he had, all the controversies he went through, he is still among the top

actors in Bollywood. I can honestly say that HE is definitely India’s Most Powerful Star.

 He is one actor who doesn't bother about Box Office reports, but considers his fans as his biggest assets. Salman has always been appreciated for his simplicity. He is one of the few actors, who made it to People magazine's list for being one of the most handsome men ever in the world. He thrilled his fans with his undying charm and bindaas attitude. 

Here are some nice facts... :)

1) Launching the careers of many stars
He has helped many stars to achieve what they are today. Himesh Reshammiya, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sajid-Wajid were brought into the industry thanks to Salman Khan’s help. Even Hrithik Roshan went through training through our Sallu.

2) Always helping the needy
This man will always have a golden heart, despite the bad times he has been through. He gives bicycles to the kids, always gives money to the needy and even blankets to people who sleeps on the street at night. He always helps a certain foundation or an association, and the best part about it is that he does it privately and doesn’t involve the media into it. He is probably one of the few Bollywood actors today who does help a lot

3) More All-Time Blockbusters than any other star in Bollywood and other BO records
Despite being the huge stars in the likes of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, and Shah Rukh Khan, our Salman Khan still have more All-Time Blockbusters than any other stars in Bollywood history e.g. ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. The closest star to beat him is Shah Rukh Khan with two All-Time Blockbusters. Also, Salman Khan is one of the few stars to have other records at the Box-Office.

He is one of the few stars to have:

- Four or more releases in one year (1998), and were all HITS – ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hain’, ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’, ‘Bandhan’, ‘Jab Pyar Kisse Se Hota Hain’

- Top Grossers In One Year (1999) – ‘Biwi No.1’, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’

- Most Hits than any other actor in the 90s

In 1994, ‘HUM APKE HAIN KOUN’ smashed ‘SHOLAY’ records Gross to become the biggest grosser film at that time and did excellent business in the overseas for a Bollywood film. It was the first film to do over Rs. 10 CRORES in the overseas market.

Maine Pyar Kiya broke records not only in India, but also in overseas market.

Salman Khan is currently at Number 3 (tied with SRK) in the list for having the top grosser of the year. He has so far five in the list (‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai', ‘Biwi No.1’, and ‘No Entry’). Amitabh Bachchan currently has seven films as the top grossers of the year, while Dilip Kumar has ten films.

4) One of the few actors to make it on People’s Magazine
That’s right, our Sallu had made it in People’s Magazine for being one of the most handsome man ever in the world. Only three actors in Bollywood have achieved that; Dharmendra, Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan. And to be honest, those are the three most handsome men ever in Bollywood history. Another news that made Bollywood and India proud.

5) Screw acting, its all about screen presence
Salman Khan is one actor we know who can sleepwalk through his role. But what stands out when watching a Salman Khan film is his screen presence. Once he enters the screen, you can’t help but notice Salman Khan all the time. He is one of the few actors in India and overseas when they appear the first time on screen, the crowds go wild and cheer for him. Out of all the stars making special appearances in ‘Om Shanti Om’, Salman Khan got the most cheers. It must be noted that when Salman puts his mind to a role, he will do a great job e.g. 'Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’, ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, ‘Karan Arjun’, ‘Tere Naam’ and ‘Kyon Ki’

6) Style Icon to the Bollywood industry
Most recent stars are influenced by Salman Khan physique. Look at SRK so called “6-pack abs”, it’s not shocking that Salman Khan inspired him to get that. In fact, SRK asked Salman for tips. Plus, Ranbir Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan were under his training to get a great body. He also influenced Govinda and Anil Kapoor to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

7) Unique style of dancing
One knows that the best dancers today in Bollywood are Govinda and Hrithik Roshan for actors. But what sets Salman Khan different (even Shah Rukh Khan) is that whatever moves he does, it looks good. Points in case include ‘No Entry’ title track, Just Chill (Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya), O Jaana (Tere Naam), Oo Oh Jaane Jaana (PKTDK), You’re My Love (Partner), Tenu Leke (Salaam-E-Ishq), and many more to back up this statement.

8) Trends that were started by Salman Khan
Despite SRK being the ruler of the overseas market, it’s in fact Salman Khan films which opened Bollywood films to the overseas market. Yes, Amitabh Bachchan films in the 70s and 80s films succeeded in the West Indies, North American and UK territory, but it was ‘MAINE PYAR KIYA’ that made the huge impact. It broke records everywhere especially in the West Indies. It was dubbed in English ‘AS WHEN LOVE CALLS’ and in Spanish as ‘TE AMO’. ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ was Rs.1 crore short of beating ‘Sholay’ record Gross. Then came ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’ that smashed records everywhere. HAHK was the first film to gross over Rs.50 crores, and settled for a Rs.65 crores run at the BO. Plus, it was the first film to gross over a $1,000,000 in the US market, and over 1,000,000 Pounds in the UK market. Since then, Bollywood has made a huge impact in the overseas market. If trade reports are to be believed, it was Salman Khan who started the bumper opening trend. That’s why back in the 90s, most of his films were HITS at the BO because they had took huge opening at the BO (he did it on a consistent basis). Even his flop films were nearly recoverable thanks to the good opening it received.

9) No One Gives an Interview like Salman Khan
One always knows when Salman Khan is on the mike, it will be memorable. As mentioned above, if the people who are interviewing him give him a dumb question, he will ask them back the same question. His one-liners are amazing and he is most of the time very funny or even serious, one can’t tell. Look at the ‘Saawariya’ music launch, if it wasn’t for Salman Khan, the music launch would’ve been a huge flop. Sometimes, even the interviewer gets scared when interviewing Salman Khan because he will give them his killer look. So word of advice to people who wants to interview Salman in the future - make sure you ask Salman the right questions!

10) Always Speaks From The Heart!
One characteristic that sets Salman Khan different from the other stars is that he speaks from the heart. Look at the 1999 Filmfare Awards, when he got the Best Supporting Actor, he clearly said on stage, “I don’t deserve this award”. And that takes a lot of guts to say it. Other stars, who clearly gets awards who doesn’t deserve it (cough cough, SRK), will brag how he/she is happy and this and that. He is one of the few people who clearly said that he hated ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’. He was honest as to why he didn’t take ‘Chak De India’ and ‘Baazigar’. Despite being close friends to Aamir Khan, he states why Aamir doesn’t want to work with him in the future.

11) Anything looks good on our Sallu
Whether he is in suits, wearing some goofy T-Shirt or some ripped up jeans, one must say, it looks good on Salman Khan. In fact, anything looks good on this man. When he is on screen or at any function, one can’t help but admire Salman Khan.

12) His foundation ‘Being Human’
He is the probably one of the only star to start his own foundation for the kids and the poor. And look what he did - he knows that kids with some sickness or illness won’t go to watch a movie. Prior to the release of ‘Partner’, he had a special screening for the kids! Plus, every kid walked out with a special gift in their hands after the event! Wow, our Salman is truly great

13) Classics Films to be remember in the history of Bollywood in his credit
Salman Khan has a lot of classic films in Bollywood – ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, ‘Andaz Apna Apna’, ‘Khamoshi’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ;Hum Sath Sath Hain' ‘Tere Naam ‘(despite being a remake), and ‘No Entry’ (it's not one of those comedies these days where it tries to be funny- it's actually funny and will be remembered as a comedy classic) are classics and some will be classics in the future.

14) Irrespective to what anyone says, you are still the best Sallu!
Salman Khan, no matter what the critics, media, and people say, you are still Number One to us no matter what. We have been with you since the ‘Maine Pyar Kiya' days, and we stood by you when all the controversies happened. You may not be the best actor ever, but we still enjoy watching your films. You have been a role-model to us back in the days, and up to this day. Nobody in Bollywood has done much as what you do to the needy people. You may be termed as the Bad Boy of Bollywood, but you have proved numerous times that you are still a man with the golden heart. We hope as fans, that you continue to rule Bollywood and we all hope and pray that all of your upcoming films do extremely well at the BO.

You are our future legend in Bollywood and will be remembered as amongst the top actors ever in Bollywood!

15. There is a restaurant in Mumbai opened by Salman Khan Fans dedicated to the superstar. It is named Bhaijaanz.

From A SRK Fan's View :-

Salman Khan and SRK are amongst the most bankable actors of BOLLYWOOD. While there are some fans who love Dabangg and One Man Army attitude of Bhai. There are others who love romance and chocklaty boy image of SRK. So to compare them on the basis of stardom or fan following would be futile.

However , I have tried to make a comparison on the basis of other factors :-

Although both actors have done marvelous acting like Salman Khan in Hum aapke hai kaun?, Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Hum Saath Saath Hai, Tere Naam. On the other hand SRK has justified his character in Baazigar, Baadshah, DDLJ, KKHH,Swades,Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa, Chak De India ! and the list would be incomplete without mentioning Darr.

In recent times it feels that Salman Khan has forgotten to act. Although his movies are still block busters and record breakers (thanks to Bhai's loyal fans). His movies lack Story , Screen Play and much more which is clearly visible. On the other hand SRK also has done brain less movies like Happy New Year and Chennai Express but acting wise I think it is much better than Salman's Bodyguard or Ek Tha Tiger.

So in terms of Acting SRK wins the round!


Although Salman and SRK are earning more money than 90% of the remaining population of our country. It is known to all that SRK is the second richest actor in the world having an estimated assets of 2500 Cr. I guess he is not called KING KHANwithout a reason ! His marketing skills are hidden to none and this is the reason he was able to recover the amount invested from a BS film like Ra.One also. This certainly does not make Bhai any poor or inferior as the money which he is able to make from one movie is more than anything which a common man would be able to earn in his entire life.

Still financially also SRK wins !


This is the answer behind why does Salman Khan movies earn so much ?
The Charisma is the reason behind the huge box office collection of Salman Khan movies. He has something in him which attracts the fan towards him and his movies. He mesmerizes people to ignore the Story, Screen Play etc and still consider it as an entertainment film. I don't think any other actor would be able to recover even the cost of movie such as BODYGUARD. All thanks to Bhai as he made it a huge hit. Although SRK doesn't lack Charisma as well but I think SALMAN has a different magic on audiences.

source :- quora.com

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