When one talks about stardom, power, and influence, the KHANS, i.e. Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, and Salman Khan comes into mind. Well, if you talk about competition and comparison, SRK andSalman are the ones who always go through it. Their stardom and fan base is the widest that any actor has in India. One big news related to these two Khans and entire Bollywood and nation gets involved.
Well, when Karan Johar was asked if the new boys in the industry,Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh can ever be superstars like these Khans, he said NO! Want to know why?
At the Jagran Film Festival, in an interaction, the director shared his thoughts about the new boys and the Khans. He told the people why it will be difficult for the younger actors to be the ‘Next Superstar’.
Karan said, “Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan had a decade to build their equity. You are made a big star by the number of people who have watched your films across the world. The number of people who have watched a film starring Salman Khan,Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar, I don’t think anyone from the younger lot can attain that. It is going to be very tough for a Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor to build that audience base which is exceptionally loyal, faithful. They are talented but building a following will be very difficult.”
When KJo was asked why it would be difficult for them to become superstars, he states, “There are obstacles for the younger kids, rather they are not young now as most of them are in the early 30s, to build their equity. Even if you see now, the big holidays of 2017 or 2018 are blocked by the big superstars of our country. I will tell you why Salman Khan or a Shah Rukh Khan is so popular amongst the younger generation even today. There are so many people who were young in the ’80s loved who Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khanin that era. They have now produced children and the kids automatically starts loving them because of the parents. If you really academically analyse, it is a number game.”