No matter how much an actor denies, the truth is that almost every star wants to be known as the number one actor or actress in Bollywood.
While Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan have been ruling the Bollywood industry in the male category, Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif are the hot favourites among actresses.
The actresses when paired with Aamir, Shahrukh and Salman are able to fetch huge amount of money at the box office.
However, it seems like there is another contender for the Number one spot, and she is none other than Vidya Balan. Vidya Balan has proved herself time and again with her powerful performance packed films. Not only are her films enjoyed by the audience, it is also able to rake in a lot of revenue at the box office.
Whether it be Parineeta, Paa, No One Killed Jessica or The Dirty Picture, all her films stand out. Sujoy Ghosh's forthcoming film Kahaani is yet another film which offers Vidya a meaty role to prove her credential as an actress.
Though Kareena Kapoor has had blockbuster films like Golmaal, Bodyguard and Ra.One to her credit, all those films were male-centric films and Kareena did not have too much scope to perform. Katrina Kaif too hasn't given a solo hit in recent times.
While Vidya's No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture and her upcoming film Kahaani revolve around the female protagonist; Kareena and even Katrina prefer to play the female lead, which is second only to the male. While Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif's success in Bollywood is partially due to their successful pairing with the Khans of Bollywood (Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan), Vidya alone has been able to fetch huge collections from the box office without any help from either Aamir, Salman or Shahrukh.
Only time will tell whether Vidya Balan will remain the box office queen in the years to come or will she be replaced by the more glamorous Kareena or Katrina!