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Is Shahrukh fading away?

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Shahrukh Khan has ruled Bollywood for a decade now and one actress even went on to say that in the industry in "only Sex or Shahrukh Khan sells". The actor has kept his numero uno position last year with two back to back hits Chak De India and Om Shanti Om. But Shahrukh never faced the threat to his position as he did last year with many other stars giving hits to the box office.

Akshay Kumar with four back to back hits from Nameste London to Welcome has emerged as the highest paid actor in the industry. Abhishek Bachchan finally lived upto his genes with his performance in Guru. Aamir Khan rocked back into the industry with his directorial debut Taare Zameen Par. Hrithik Roshan with his latest release Jodhaa Akbar promises to be a threat to Shahrukh.

Bollywood has finally choice among its top star and Shahrukh is getting run for his money. Shahrukh has repeatedly played the same Rahul and Raj on screen and has a tendency to stick to certain groups in the industry. His play safe romantic movies have always done well at the box office but never proved his versatile nature as an actor barring a few roles like Chak De.

They say all good things have to come to an end. Shahrukh will someday have to give away the number one title as stars like Dev Anand and Amitabh Bachchan have done in the past. 2008 might prove to a decisive year in his career with two releases Bhoothnath and Dulha Mil Gaya. It will be interesting to see whether King Khan can hold on to the title of number one or the Akshays and the Abhisheks overtake him.

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