There has always been a tussle going on between Aamir Khan and
Shahrukh Khan. Both subtly try to pull down each other. They have
taken repartees at each other via media. Their skirmishes go on.
But despite all this, they showed their solidarity with the
producers in their revenue sharing strike with the multiplexes.
Aamir and SRK shared the same platform over this issue.
Can't say if one is better than the other but recent performances
point to Aamir being bade miyan and SRK being chhote
miyan. That's about it. Bade Miyan has clearly
maintained his lead over chhote miyan not only age-wise
or performance-wise but money-wise too.
Ghajini has been a resounding success whereas Rab Ne
Bana Di Jodi was a hit. Aamir is the number 1 brand
ambassador charging about Rs 10 crore. SRK comes a close second.
SRK is on record saying there is no bigger brand than him. Aamir
retaliated saying though SRK is a good actor; he is scared of
working with him.
Aamir joked that by turning into a barber for a day for
Ghajini promotion, he was even promoting Shah Rukh's
next venture Billu Barber. SRK paid lip service to this.
Aamir had earlier uncharitably said he has a pet dog named Shah
Rukh. SRK replied, "Gauri gets upset when I crack jokes about
naming my dog Aamir. She thinks why should I bring myself down by
doing or saying such things? I understand that she doesn't want
me to lose my dignity, but sometimes I think it is absolutely
necessary as people ask for it."
A city-based NGO had launched a nationwide voter awareness
campaign with Aamir Khan. Surprisingly, Aamir refused to talk
about his Bollywood peers (read SRK here).
Perhaps Aamir remembered what SRK had said earlier and rightly
kept his mouth shut. SRK had said Aamir should restrict himself
to commenting on his own films and himself and not on SRK as
Aamir is not his PR.
I am not sure if this is media gimmick just to promote their
releases or to gain phookat ka publicity. Aamir should
be magnanimous instead of stooping so low. SRK is fun-loving guy.
He doesn't hurt anyone by his comments.
Whatever it may be, one thing is clear. There is no doubt SRK is
the King. But Ghajini's blockbuster status and Aamir
being the top brand ambassador makes him bade miyan.
After all, it is all about money. The tingu Khan is way
way ahead. Buck up, King.