Where Salman Khan's career is heading after under-performance of his Recent Films - Q&A Part 2

Question - After not so good performance of recent films, where do you see Salman's career going? What kind of movies do you think Salman should do in today's time? By - Prashant Kumar

Answer - Salman Khan had a comparatively bad phase in 2018 and 2019. In this time period, Salman had three releases in Race 3, Bharat and Dabangg 3. Except for Bharat, the other two failed to even touch 200 crore net in India. Any Salman film that fails to touch 200 crore net in India is touted as under-performance by Salman's standard. That's the expectation Salman's film carries among audiences and trade. Even Bharat somehow crawled past 200 crore net mark which looked a sure shot 300 crore material. 

Salman has big star pull and he can pull audiences for the first 2-3 days. That also because he mostly delivered good content in the last decade and it helped to build trust among the theater-going audiences. After those 2-3 days, it all depends on the content. If he chooses back to back poor content then there is no doubt his star pull would come down significantly. It happened to the biggest superstars of yesteryear and Salman is no different. Hence, Salman needs to choose his scripts carefully now.

Firstly we are no one to give a suggestion or advice to Salman. He is in this industry for 3 decades and ruled like no one and he knows what is right or wrong for him. Now coming to the first part of the question. Honestly, we are not so happy with the script Salman has chosen in the recent times. Be it Radhe or Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. It is simply because of the track record of the directors of the film. Nothing to do with the makers or scripts. We hope we are proved wrong and both films comes out as good content and big success at the box office. Yes, there is a report of Salman doing Kick 2 and Tiger 3. Those two film looks a sure shot Blockbuster material unless something extremely goes wrong. We are a bit sad that Salman rejected Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film. There was also a murmur that S.S. Rajamouli was interested in doing a film with Salman but again there is no update on that. 

The way Salman is choosing his script at this moment, it is looking like he will have a bit of up and down in the next 2-3 years. We think his graph may go both up and down a bit. It may stay in the same way as the 2017-2019 phase when Salman delivered a Race 3 on one side and a Tiger Zinda Hai on the other hand. Again we are a big fan of Salman Khan and his films and we hope that we are proved wrong and all his upcoming movies emerge as a huge hit at the box office. 

Now coming to the second question. Salman should do movies with good content. As simple as that. He is good at action so a Radhe or Kick 2 or even Tiger 3 is justified. But when he chooses a drama film it should be on the line of Bajrangi Bhaijaan or even Sultan. Hence, we are not so disappointed with a certain Tubelight. At least Salman tried something different. No harm in that. We hope he chooses 2-3 drama films which are on the line of above-mentoned films. And finally, he should keep a team that have the knowledge of choosing a good script. Most under-performance of Salman films in recent times has happened because of wrong choice of script. And yes, if Salman wants his stardom to continue and back to his best again then he should focus on his career rather than on "Friends and Family Berozar Yojana".


  1. Any superstar with right film and holiday period can give a mega blockbuster which War have proved even holiday period is not required if film is great like URI Surgical Strike and Kabir Singh and those mega opening came because of big holiday Housefull on day 4 which is the best day collected 34 c if that was day 1 it would have decimated salman opening record salman has failed in last 3 festival release and he was third khan worldwide till the first half of last decade with kick worldwide weekend way behind pk and hny salman has 4 years in 90's where he was not in top 20 openings which proved his solo stardom Hahk rescued his career but he gave disasters even after Hahk till David Dhawan made him superstar with Judwaa salman failed to give a single blockbuster in next decade he became a big superstar after wanted but he doesn't have major records in last decade as top opening is War and weekend is Baahubali and Sanju opening and weekend decide stardom Prabhas gave 300 c nett film with Saaho despite average reviews with weekend of 185 c which proves his super stardom

  2. Salman Khan is a Superstar, every Superstar goes through good and bad phases. Currently he's not going through a good phase.
    Wanted rescued his career, maybe the sequel Radhe can rescue him again

  3. Hits of Superstars

    Aamir khan- QSQT, Dil, HHRPK, Rangeela, RH, Ishq, Ghulam, Sarfarosh, Lagaan, RDB, Fanaa, TZP, Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3, PK & Dangal- 17 films

    Salman khan- MPK, Saajan, Sanam Bewafa, HAHK, Karan Arjun, Jeet, Judwaa, PKTDK, Bandhan, Biwi No.1, HDDCS, HSSH, DHLJ, MSK, No Entry, Partner, Wanted, Dabangg, Ready, Bodyguard, ETT, Dabangg 2, Kick, Bajrangi bhaijaan, PRDP, sultan & TZH- 27 films

    Akshay Kumar- Khiladi, Elaan, Yeh Dillagi, Suhaag, MKTA, Mohra, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Khiladiyon ka Khiladi, Andaz, MSK, Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri, Bhagam Bhag, Heyy Babyy, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Welcome, Singh is Kinng, Housefull, Rowdy Rathore, Housefull 2, OMG, Holiday, Airlift, Housefull 3, Rustom, Jolly LLB 2, TEPK, 2.0, Kesari, Mission Mangal, Housefull 4 & Good Newzz- 32 films

    Ajay Devgan- Phool aur Kaante, Jigar, Suhaag, Vijaypath, Jaan, Ishq, PTHHT, HDDCS, Kachhe Dhaage, Bhoot, Masti, Golmaal, Golmaal Returns, Raajneeti, OUATIM, Golmaal 3, Singham, Bol Bachchan, Son of Sardaar, Singham Returns, Golmaal Again, Raid and Tanhaji- 23 films

    Shahrukh khan- Deewana, Baazigar, Darr, Karan Arjun, Ram Jaane, DDLJ, Pardes, Yes Boss, DTPH, KKHH, Mohabbatein, KKKG, Devdas, KHNH, Chalte Chalte, MHN, Veer Zaara, Don, Chak de India, OSO, RNBDJ, MNIK, Ra.one, Don 2, JTHJ, CE & HNY- 27 films

    Hrithik Roshan- KNPH, KKKG, Koi Mil Gaya, Krrish, Dhoom 2, ZNMD, Agneepath, Krrish 3, Super 30 & War-10 films

  4. Ajay Devgan has 25 Hits with Dilwale and Total Dhamaal

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