Priya Gupta & Meena Iyer,TNN | Feb 17, 2014
Jai Ho has just entered the 100 crore club. SoBombay Times thinks it is timely to present an updated list of the men and women who have set the turnstiles spinning.
In Bollywood, it is often the box office that separates the boys from the men. And if you check out the list of the 22 100-crore plus films, you will see the muscle-power of the men over the boys.
The girls, of course, have less to contribute. While Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Priyanka Chopra have displayed their acting chops in the 100cr films, some of the other girls who are present in the prestigious club have just been arm-candy to the men with muscle.
As for the directors, often referred to as the captain of the ship, well, only a couple of them can be lauded for turning meaningful cinema into box office winners. The rest of the makers are present on this list because the call of Hindi cinema box office is very different. It isn’t evolved cinema that runs; it is often trite that has might at the ticket windows.
Big club actors: Aamir, Salman, Shah Rukh
Big club directors: Rajkumar Hirani, Rohit Shetty
Big club actresses: Katrina, Deepika, Kareena
The Big club
250 crore club
Dhoom 3: Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Vijay Krishna Acharya
200 crore club
Chennai Express: Shah Rukh Khan, Rohit Shetty, Deepika Padukone
3 Idiots: Rajkumar Hirani, Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan
150 crore club
Ek Tha Tiger: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Kabir Khan
Krrish 3: Hrithik Roshan, Rakesh Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Ayan Mukerji
100 crore club
Dabangg 2: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan
Dabangg: Salman Khan, Abhinav Kashyap, Sonakshi Sinha
Bodyguard: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Siddique
Ra.One: Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anubhav Sinha
Rowdy Rathore: Akshay Kumar, Prabhu Dheva, Sonakshi Sinha
Ghajini: Aamir Khan, A Murugadoss, Asin
Agneepath: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Malhotra
Housefull 2: Akshay Kumar, Sajid Khan, John Abraham
Bol Bachchan: Ajay Devgn, Rohit Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan
Ram-Leela: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: Farhan Akhtar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Sonam Kapoor
Don 2: Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Priyanka Chopra
Golmaal 3: Ajay Devgn, Rohit Shetty, Kareena Kapoor Khan
Singham: Ajay Devgn, Rohit Shetty
Barfi: Ranbir Kapoor, Anurag Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz
Jai Ho: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan
P.S. Ready and wanted are missing from the list.