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Who's the King?

...Shah Rukh Khan or Aamir Khan. Given the year it’s been for them, we are tempted to weigh them on our own scales. Here’s a look at how they pitch against each other.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2008 06:12 PM IST

They are at it again. Main number one, nahin main number one. Who, you ask? Who else but Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. The duo is back with their jovial banter staking claims to being Number 1. Given the year it’s been for them, we are tempted to weigh them on our own scales. Here’s a look at how they pitch against each other in a Shah Rukh — Aamir face off.

Abs: Shah Rukh Khan wowed us all with his six-pack last year. Who can forget him, baring his Greek god bare chest in Dard-e-Disco?

Certainly not Aamir Khan, who has decided to go two-up with no less than an eight-pack for his upcoming movie Gajini. Though we are sure he can carry it off, shall we leave the chocolate boy hottie role for Shah Rukh please?

Looks: This one goes to Aamir; the man makes change a great thing. From the spikey-haired dude of Dil Chahta Hai to the roadside slickster of Fanaa, the man has tried everything, even cross-dressing and dancing to a dhinchak number many eons ago.
And now the man’s going bald.

Shah Rukh’s first attempt at anything different is the long hair and pony tail he was seen sporting last year. As much as we like the urbane lover boy, we like adventure more and Aamir is definitely the more adventurous one.

Love: Okay so they’re both taken. But you can still love them, can’t you? And what’s more attractive than a man who loves pleasing his woman? Aamir who turned 43 recently could not stop gushing about his favourite gift. No, not diamonds, but a card made by his wife, Kiran. Was that an ‘awww’ we heard?

Shah Rukh on the other hand is the poster-boy for romance. His love and commitment for Gauri and the kids makes him the clear winner here.

Awards: Aamir’s taken Lagaan to the Oscars while Shah Rukh floundered with Paheli. However, award ceremonies in India are synonymous with SRK, especially if he’s hosting them. We love one’s antics and we respect the other’s ideals — sorry guys, this one’s a draw.

Kid appeal: So what if Aamir danced with a school full of kids, revolutionised the way Indian schools look at dyslexia and is working to promote education, Shah Rukh is hosting Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?

Having already done voice-overs for the Hindi translation of The Incredibles, Shah Rukh is all ready to don the cape of a Superman-like superhero for son Aryan. Tough call on this one too. Pass.

Vices: What’s a man without his vices? Hopefully, a hot and reformed rake. While Shah Rukh continues to puff his lungs out, Mr Mature, Aamir, has not only quit, but he openly spoke about his addiction and how difficult it was for him to quit. Now that’s what we like about a man, the ability to admit and conquer his weaknesses.

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