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Salman’s the new Bollywood king: Earns Rs 500 cr in one year

However, Aamir Khan’s PK is still the all time highest grossing Hindi film.

bollywood Updated: Nov 25, 2015 14:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Salman Khan,Aamir Khan,Shah Rukh Khan
Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor in a still from PRDP.

If Shah Rukh Khan is called Bollywood’s King, should Salman Khan settle for the industry’s ‘bhai’ tag? At least, going by the money his films have made on the box office this year, it’s only fair that he’s given a bigger title. In 2015, Salman’s films have done almost the unthinkable: earning more than Rs 500 crore in one calendar year. The super success of Khan’s latest film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has ensured his entry into this elite club.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film’s business so far and said that PRDP has already gathered more than Rs 200 cr by November 23.

Earlier, Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan set the cash registers on fire and earned more than Rs 310 crore in its active run time. Together, these films make him the most bankable actor at the box office.

However, Aamir Khan’s PK is still the highest grossing Hindi film ever: It raked in a phenomenal Rs 338 crore in the domestic markets. Overall, it garnered more than Rs 500 cr worldwide.

Read: Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Review

First Published: Nov 25, 2015 14:12 IST