Gone are the days when a Bollywood or any industry for that matter would have worked only for it's story or songs etc. Today a star presence in the movie matters a lot.
More than star presence, it is about the lead actors in the movie having that crowd pulling capacity. You may be a superstar, you may not, it really doesn't matter, at the end of the day all that matters it, can you get people to come to the theatres to watch the movie.
Today Qissa and Badlapur released, while Qissa has Irrfan Khan, Badlapur has Varun Dhawan as lead actor. Even though few people found flaws in the latter movie, Qissa is said to be a flawless entertainer, both with respect to critics and fans opinion.
But has Qissa generated as much hype as Badlapur or is it running to houseful shows? No! Though Irrfan Khan is a far better actor than Varun and even though his film is also better, he is not a crowd pulling actor.
Frankly speaking along with a good script, we need a talented actor who can pull crowd to the theatre. Currently there are very few actors like that because people are not ready to deal with mediocre movies and they want the best.
At a time like this when it is so hard to please the fans with a good movie, here are a few stars who have the capacity to pull people to the theatres and get them to watch the movie.
Later depending on whether it is good or bad, it runs or flops. Check out the list...
Aamir Khan may do just one film a year or even lesser but he is the most bankable star existing in Bollywood with all his movies turning out to be the biggest grosser of Bollywood.
Salman Khan is the next BOX OFFICE king, whose movies have always opened to record breaking collections and have minted more than 100-200 crores at the Box Office.
Shahrukh Khan is one of those actors who can make a bad movie like Happy New Year make record breaking collections. This it self says a lot.
Ranbir Kapoor is also a crowd puller, even if his movies don't make record breaking collections, he is bankable for the producers recover the cost of the movie.
Shahid Kapoor may have had a down phase in his career but at present he too is one of the most bankable stars. R...Rajkumar changed his status in the industry.
Gunday was the only average film he has been part of, leaving which he has only big blockbusters to his credit.
How can we forget Hrithik, even there was no heroine or no story in the movie, they will still mint crores only due to his presence.
Dhanush hit the jackpot with his first film in Bollywood which did decent business in Bollywood. Shamitabh may not have worked on the BO but he is a bankable star for the fans have loved him.
Who knew? Sidharth Malhotra would get this capacity. From his first movie, Sidharth has made good movie choices helping him be one of the most bankable stars in Bollywood.
He may not be a superstar but actor has pulled crowds to all the movies he has acted in making sure that they all make enough money. This makes him quite a bankable star in Bollywood as well.