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A dozen films with these bankable stars have now crossed the 100 crore mark
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; June 23, 2012)
One common ailment that every actor in B-Town suffers from is Friday jitters. A trade source says, “Actors often get affected with media reports over their brawls, alleged link-ups and socially-unacceptable behaviour, but nothing affects them more than the fate of their films at the box office, or the media obsession surrounding it.”
The source adds that all eyes are now on the box office, “and while an actor can manipulate the media with regard to most things that portray him in a negative light or at least attempt a fair amount of damage control, he cannot fudge box office figures because this is the judgement of the junta.” Till March 2012, Akshay Kumar was not even in the reckoning for the top honours. But the Khiladi, who’d hit a bad patch with films like Tashan (2008), Chandni Chowk To China, 8×10 — Tasveer, Kambakht Ishq, Blue, De Dana Dan (all in 2009); Khatta Meetha, Action Replayy, Tees Maar Khan (all in 2010); Patiala House, Thank You, Desi Boyz (all in 2011), was trying to hold on to his superstar status by tooth of nail. In April, with the release of Housefull 2, the scales finally started to tip in his favour.
But it was the June 1 release of Rowdy Rathore that has really put the actor back on top with the likes of Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. The masala potboiler was critically slammed but has gone on to do wonders at the desi box office and More >