We received a huge response to a guest blog post we put up on Koimoi.com on December 15. The post, which spoke about the PR activities of Bollywood stars, including Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, received a lot of comments, both positive and negative, on the website as well as across the social media. At Koimoi.com, we believe in giving space to different, even divisive, views on Bollywood stars and their films. Hence this next guest blog post, an insightful and opinionated rebuttal by a reader. Read on…

Over the past year, I have noticed that the negativity towards Shah Rukh Khan has increased exponentially. From the way he promotes films to the way he conducts his personal matters have all come under intense scrutiny. I do not know the reason behind this but I have some opinions of my own to share with you all.

Shah Rukh Khan And Suhana
Even a 'brand' like Shah Rukh Khan has the right to have a fun moment with his family.

I recently read a blog post on Koimoi.com titled From Loving Shah Rukh Khan To Liking Salman Khan which I found to be rather shocking as it was supposedly written by a “self-confessed die-hard Shah Rukh Khan fan.” The post claimed that a normal bike ride with Suhana, Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter, was an orchestrated publicity stunt. This was also exaggerated by the media but I believe that this claim is baseless and completely ludicrous. It was just a bike ride with his daughter. Even a ‘brand’ like Shah Rukh Khan has the right to have a fun moment with his family. Riding a bike in Mannat’s parking area probably is not all that exhilarating as roaming the streets of Mumbai. People jump to conclusions too early without analysing something and tend to look into everything more than they should. At the end of the day, Shah Rukh Khan is just a human being like all of us and is entitled to the same activities we derive pleasure out of. Being accompanied by bodyguards is necessary for his and Suhana’s protection. The media always follows stars so it’s nothing new that photos of the bike ride were taken.

Moving onto the promotion of Shah Rukh’s films, the only thing I have to say it that the way he promoted Ra.One and Don 2 is completely justified. Ra.One was a new concept that needed to be introduced to the public and that is exactly what Shah Rukh did. Whatever people might think, Ra.One was India’s first true superhero film. Drona and Krrish, the two previous attempts, lacked world-class special effects and in my opinion had worse plots. Robot is mistakenly categorised as a superhero film by much of the public when it was basically an adaptation of EPICAC, a short story by Kurt Vonnegut from Welcome to the Monkey House, in which a robot falls in love with a human.

Moving to Don 2, people are saying that the promotions are not at the level of Ra.One and that Shah Rukh Khan has “learned his lesson”. Don is already an established franchise that was started off by Amitabh Bachchan and continued by Farhan Akthar and Shah Rukh Khan. It is not a new concept and people are already aware who Don is, what happened at the end of the 2006 remake, and probably what to expect from Don 2. All-out promotions are not needed for this type of a film as it already is present in the collective memory of the populace.

Shah Rukh Khan Promote Ra.One And Don 2
Shah Rukh Khan promoting Ra.One (left) and Don 2 (right).

Promotions are important and the fact that you stay in the public eye when doing something new is vital. All of this has been done in Hollywood for ages. Why do we have a problem with it? The author of ‘From Loving Shah Rukh Khan To Liking Salman Khan’ also stated that the mantra for promotion these days seems to be “cheap controversies” leading to “great TRPs.” Firstly, I do not know if that was only meant for Veena Malik’s recent FHM debacle or Shah Rukh’s bike ride, or both, but the fact is that being in the media eye does lead to more people watching your show. Mark my word, Veena Ka Vivah, the new show where she tries to find a husband, will benefit from all this controversy.

Lastly, everything cannot be a rage like Kolaveri Di. Promotions are essential to a film and comparing Kolaveri Di to the promotion techniques of others is wrong and does not take into account the countless factors that lead to success for different types of films, genres, and types of products.

Also, Shah Rukh Khan and his team have the right to promote films the way they deem fit. I am sure various promotional strategies were discussed for both, Ra.One and Don 2. In my opinion, they were right in the way they carried it out. The fact that the buzz levels for Don 2 and Ra.One are similar when one week before their release is a testament to that.

Coming back to Shah Rukh Khan and the Salman Khan clash, I would like to add that Shah Rukh Khan is himself, and he always has been so. Being talked about in the media, giving interviews, having photos taken, brings him closer to his fans and I consider it a blessing. I feel that his humanity, his intellect, his wit, his being, shines through because of this. Shah Rukh is a person who has been in the spotlight for many years now and his personality is exactly the same when I look at his videos from ten years ago. The only difference is that he has grown over the years as an actor, businessman and human, and sure knows what he’s doing more than what a blogger or two might say. Sure, he has made mistakes many times, but I do not think that this controversy over promoting films is one of them.

I do not believe that he is manipulating people as the author of the other blog suggests. He is just showing us who he is. If we like it, then great, if we don’t, then it’s shouldn’t be a problem. He says what he wants to say and does what he wants to do. If that’s not being true to himself, then I do not know what is.

Ra.One Poster, Bodyguard Poster
I knew of Salman Khan only when comparisons between Ra.One & Bodyguard started.

It would be sacrilegious of me to end this post without speaking about Salman Khan, Shah Rukh’s friend-turned-foe and apparent arch rival. I live in Washington DC where Bollywood films hardly ever play. I was recently introduced to the new generation of Bollywood films and have not seen much of the work by Salman Khan but did get a chance to catch his latest release, Bodyguard (Note: The line was changed as per the author’s request). The only other things I’ve heard about Salman are that he is the “bad boy” of Bollywood and is involved in a considerable amount of legal problems. I do not feel comfortable commenting on Salman as I do not know as much about him nor have I seen many of his films. He might be a favorite in India but he certainly isn’t mine. I have seen Bodyguard and thought it was not a great piece of work. That is my opinion but people in India apparently loved the movie.

This period of intense hatred (I don’t know what else to call it) will pass and Shah Rukh Khan will emerge victorious in the end. This will happen because Shah Rukh Khan has a great personality, is true to himself, and has great on-screen presence. Don 2 will be the start of that followed by his next venture with Yash Chopra.

I would also like to warn all fans of other actors who bash people who like Shah Rukh Khan on Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media. The fact that you go all out to insult an individual you have never met and claim to know rather well will only result in a backlash towards your favorite actor. I have gotten such messages on Twitter and it only makes me hate the star you worship more than the person sending the messages. I am correct in saying this because recently the number of groups making fun of Salman Khan’s upcoming project have increased ten-fold on Facebook. As the saying goes, what goes around comes around, so you better be prepared for what’s coming your way. I would advise everyone to debate the actor’s body of work than their personal lives and stop making homophobic and racist comments against these individuals as seems to be the norm these days on social networks.

Asher Madan is a medical student in Washington DC. He is also a fan of Shah Rukh Khan and blogs about Bollywood and the latest films often on his Google Blog. You can reach him via Twitter at @ashermadan.

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132 COMMENTS

  1. well done…wat a masterpiece… seriously Indian media gives full support to a criminal when he gives 14crs for promotions to them bodyguard verdict….all fans of SALMAN r just blindly loving him just coz of his face n physique mmthough they really know wat type of WOMEN BEATER n killer he is n then they take participate in ANNA’S ANTI CORRUPTION movement n say their is no LAW n ORDER in india.. SRK is the best human being superstar of INDIA who represents India worldwide.

    • Itna achcha hai koi bhi top leage actors like Sallu, amir, ajay or akhshay uska dost kyun nehi. woh to akela ho gaya hai bollywood main . Is liye apni ladki ke sath cycle chalata hai.Kitna andha pyaar karoge SRK ko. Woh budhdha ko chor do.

      • do all the actors need to be friends? anyway srk has his own friend group with people like hrithik, arjun, karan, riteish, chunky, and many female costars, etc. he doesn’t get along w/ salman, but has no problem with ajay or akshay. and with aamir he is cordial, but what kind of friendship can u have with someone who called u a dog? hmm? anyway, srk always compared to every actor but he is always consistent and emerges on top.

    • Lekin Being Human to Sallu ka hai. SRK apne kaam ke liye sab kuch karta hai. Kaam ho jane ke baad sab ko chor deta hai( sallu, Sourav Ganguly etc.). Salman kya pura duniya ko paisa diya tha ke BODYGUARD 250 Crore kamaya. SRK ka kya paisa nehi tha ke RA 1, Bodyguard ko nehi hara paya.

      • actually bodyguard made 229 crores and ra.one is at 240. at least according to wikipedia haha. i guess youre making up your numbers too.

        • Check this news of CNN-IBN:

          http://ibnlive.in.com/news/raone-fails-to-beat-bodyguard-3-idiots-at-bo/199261-8-66.html

          SRK’s ‘RA.One’ fails to beat ‘Bodyguard’, ‘3 Idiots’ at BO

          Mumbai: It has managed to set a few records at the ticket window, but post the initial draw, the collections of ‘RA.One’ are falling dramatically. So will SRK’s ‘Ra.one’ match the collections of Salman’s ‘Bodyguard’ or Aamir’s ‘3 idiots’? We did some number crunching to get you the real picture.
          While Shah Rukh Khan’s magnum opus ‘Ra One’ will end up making a profit in the long run, it now looks like the King Khan will not be beating the records set by Aamir Khan’s ‘3 Idiots’ or Salman Khan’s ‘Bodyguard’.
          It has been stressed that ‘Ra.One’ did set it’s share of records at the box office – which include a 5 day net collection of 96 crore and a single day collection of 23 and a half crore but these figures include collections from the Tamil and Telugu versions of the film.
          Thanks to SRK’s promotioinal efforts ‘Ra.One’ got off to a flying start once it opened on Diwali – however it does seem that negative reviews and word of mouth has dented the film’s collections after the weekend.
          After a high of 17crore on Sunday, Ra.One’s net collections nose-dived to 6.5 crore on Monday and settled at 4crore on Wednesday.
          RA.One collections dive
          Sunday: 17cr
          Monday: 6.5cr
          Wednesday: 4cr
          Rakesh Sharma, Operating Head, Cinemax speaks about dipping collections and if screens are reduced in cinemas. “In terms of gross worldwide collections – Aamir Khan’s ‘3 Idiots’ leads the pack with a total of 375 crore followed by Salman Khan’s Bodyguard at 253 crore. Ra.One’s collections stand at 192 crore as of now and it looks rather impossible that it will be able to beat the other two even in the long run.”
          Bollywood Blockbusters
          3 Idiots: 375cr
          Bodyguard: 253cr
          RA.One: 192cr
          While positive word of mouth kept ‘3 Idiots’ going at the box-office ‘Ra.One’ seems to be losing steam post it’s first week.
          Komal Nahata, Film Trade Analyst speaks on how much the film is expected to collect worldwide and its comaprision of 3 idiots collection.
          “At over 150 crore ‘Ra.One”s cost has also dented it’s profitability since both ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Bodyguard’ were made at half the price of SRK’s magnum opus. Shah Rukh will now be looking forward to ‘Don 2’ to make magic at the box office.”

        • Bodyguard was made at 60 crores whereas Ra one 150 crore. Great return on investment by RA 1 right. Hats of to u. Did u give capitation fee a large amount to enter into the course u r doing or it is your own institution Mr. Asher. Though gross collection of Bodyguard is much more than Ra 1 whole world knows except u.

    • ur father is women beater.that carrer conscious women disrespected salmna.salman said in an interview dat he did not hit any women.ash is a career conscious..it was his bodyguard’s fault not salman’s.agar salman ko pata hota to he wud hav definitely take that topi….salman is the best superstar….go & bloody looser.fan of a arrrogant , sefish & disrespectful man…..

    • If Salman is the bigger star then why does he have a less of a fan following overseas. Why do his films not do that much business abroad as a Shahrukh Khan film does? Why does Newsweek not call Salman one of the most powerful men on the planet? Why does Time, CNN, BBC not call Salman the biggest star on Earth? Why do they shower Shahrukh Khan with praise and ignore Salman Khan. Maybe if I lived in India I would agree with you but I’m sorry I don’t agree with you at all. Plus, I spent money seeing Bodyguard which was terrible and a complete waste of time and I will not watch a Salman Khan film in a theatre because he makes crappy cinema as evidenced by Bodyguard.

      • Ra 1 is the worst movie ever. 2 of my friends were hospitalised as they saw Ra 1. they were having serious headache watching the movie. Shame on SRK and U.

    • Neeraj beta papa ko aise nhi bolte…saale bhool gaya…jab Salman ne tere SRK ko industry main role dilaya…srk unlogo main se hain..jis thaali main khaye usi main ched…Karan jaise hijre hi dost ho sakte hain iske….

  2. Asher Madan is a medical student in
    Washington DC. He is also a fan of Shah
    Rukh Khan and blogs about Bollywood and
    the latest films often on his Google Blog.
    You can reach him via Twitter at @
    ashermadan and also a hypocrite and the owner of @boycott_a_film that targets aamirkhan which he calls gaymir and saliu bhai, i doubt he lives in u.s.a as he claims,he doesnt know salman but has watch bodyguard.Give me a break,,i am a law student in miami who is a salman fan but i dont know srk and have never watch ra.one and i wont even watch it in pirated torrent.

    • You are a complete idiot my friend. And I doubt you’re a law student. If you were you would have better command over the English language and know how to type. Don’t lie and get a life. Also, I know the guy who runs that and he is a Twitter friend of mine. You’re so freaking stupid it’s ridiculous.

  3. now a days its a trend to abuse SRK to get limelight, like in guru movie gurukant desai says if people are abusing you means you are growing very fast ,these srk hatters are scared of what?

  4. Mr. Madan U stay in US stay there. U r the foolish person that u have n’t heard abt Salman Khan. I think u do n’t even heard abt Amir or Akhshay too. Shame on u poor man.

      • U chill man. 3 Idiots releashed 3 yrs. ago. Then Dabaang, Ready Bodyguard all 3 blockbusters came. As u r newly introduced i m advising u that dont ever write these type of comments. Use your words correctly. So u dont have ears or eyes to know abt Dabaang, ready write?

        • havent seen dabangg and it didnt play here. bodyguard was the first salman release that had widespread screens here. sorry. when i get teh chance ill see dbanagg.

          • It does not matter u see or not, even without your seeing Dabbaang is the 17 th All Time Blockbuster. Without seeing even movies u r writing articles ha ha ha . Its only happen in India.Koimoi u do not hv the guts to write, so u r writing on behalf of others name. U loose ur reliability. loser koimoi.

      • U r just new than how u can say that SRK is always like that. So, for the last 22 years u know only abt SRK. After 3 Idiots u know abt Amir & after Bodyguard u know abt Salman. With this sort of knowlwdge u r writing articles? Koimoi wt happened to u? How u can allow such people to write articles? shame.

  5. I think u should atfirst get some knowledge abt. Hindi cinema then read articles.Looser looser. How u can decide SRK will win atlast? u r not the voice of 125 crore Indians. Like SRK , both Amir & Salman equally popular. U shld know that Mr.

  6. I think u should atfirst get some knowledge abt. Hindi cinema then write articles.Looser looser. How u can decide SRK will win atlast? u r not the voice of 125 crore Indians. Like SRK , both Amir & Salman equally popular. U shld know that Mr. Madan.

    • Sanjib bera,

      Aamir and salmon are not as popular as Srk overseas. Period. Yes in India Salman might have invaded his fan following but that’s only in the recent times. Please know that Srk came after Salman , in fact a good 5 years later but they were spoken as contemporaries even in the 90s. That shows what SRK had achieved. We all talk about the comparisons between ra.one and bodyguard.. But hey , this is the period when Salman is having a golden run in his career.Akshay had a similar run some years back so it’s a period. SRK has been the bigger and more known star before dabbang had released. Whatever the business of DON butit released on the same day as Janemann and made better business than the Salman starter.KOIMOI can vouch for that.

  7. Perfect answer…

    I wonder how riding a bicycle with his daughter will increase the collection of DON2.

    He has been criticise by the people from past few years….

    The shiv-sena case happened during MNIK reduced 7-8 crores from its total nett collection but still they say it was a publicity stunt…

    When u.s. govt stopped him at airport, then also some insecure people said that it was a publicity stunt..
    Is s.r.k a such a small star that he has to do all this for the sake of publicity??
    Well, why didn’t we questioned U.S govt that why it don’t have knowledge of V.V.I.P’s list..
    That incident took place in August 2009 and the movie released in feb 2010.

    Huh!
    FEeling sorry for those insecure people..

  8. gud article..and for sure salman n amir fans have to payback what they did with srk..u r 100 cent rite that the negative marketing of both sallu n amir films are already started

  9. we indians no about heros ur not the voice of 11- crore indian mind that and keep ur opinion with urself , salman khan is higest to give charity nd promaote charity and we all love him salman rocks ,, u lost gett lost u

    • Then why is SRK the first Indian to get the UNESCO award for charity? haha.

      just because SRK doesnt publicize it doesnt mean he doesnt give to charity. grow up.

      • Because he bribed the UNESCO and bought the award as he has always been doing from buying awards to buying film critics. Don’t think that UNESCO can’t be corrupted! If he doesn’t publicize his charities, then how did UNESCO come to know when not a single person or media in India know about them? Point to be answered. Or just he has just secretly been informing to UNESCO about his charities so that they award him? Point to be answered! Nobody publicizes charity works but by its own nature, people come to know.

        • nobody publicizes…. being-human ka Tshirt dal har jaga har camera k samne jayega toh ye publicizes nahi hai. shahrukh wikipedia mein niche jaa k dekh humanitarian work dekh kitna kiya hai aur kisi ko pata nahi media me agar kisi ko koi achcha kaam appreciate nahi karr sakta toh muh band rakh

          • Usne (tumara idol ne) charity kiya hi Kaahaan? Kehne ki baat karta hai! Usne toh guuz de kar ek award kari da hai. Jaisai dhakkan idol, waise dhakkan fan.

      • Coz he’s so good at pimping himself and pimping whatever belongs to himself, including his family. I fear my comment won’t get published now…

  10. all i know about was salman is that he was srk,s friend and now unable to bear supermacy of srk over bollywood and has turned his enemy……and what i know about srk is that he is king of bollywood whom bbc have declared as the world,s best actor leaving behind jolie,johnny depp and other biggies and much much more

  11. Wt a foooolishhhh..man if he does n’t Knw Sallu bhai..then he does n’t wt is salman in bollywood…and most imp thing i think this is a pre planned done by SRK and Komal on the behalf of unknown fan of SRK from DC…hahahaahahaa Bakwassss….

  12. u dont no salman ??? then u dnt dare to talk about him come to india or mumbai and talk about salman like that then u will no who he is , mind it

  13. The moron doesnt know salman but blogs about bollywood,hahaha i dont know why a wsbsite like koimoi pay attention to this idiot,if u investigate well he doesnt live in usa but a dropout and a barber in ghetto somewhere in mumbai

  14. SRK is a much bigger star than Salman Khan both in India and internationally.What this man has written is very true.Salman Khan is a criminal.He killed the Black Buck in Rajasthan.He almost killed the people who were sleeping on footpaths because he was drunk while driving.Talking about films,he lacks originality.His last three films were copied from South Indian films.All of SRK’s films are original.And you shameless people support Salman Khan.How could you ?

    • copy aur remake me deffirence hota hai dear , criminal tera baap hoga mind dat or ask him ,,,,,, ur not a judge to decide koun criminal hai aur koun nai cases is going on dat we will c wt will happn aur jo media me diklaya jata hai oich sach nai hota ok kuch soch samaj k comment like ladkiho isliye respect dera hu warna

  15. Overses main kise ko nhe pta Salgay kon ha ???

    hahahah and BODygurd hahahaha ra.one and DOn 2 r MINK sa cmpre krny chaly ty hahaha
    india main serf salgay ko jana jata ha overses main only SRK…

  16. Hmmm.. I read that 15th dec article this morning only nd somehow agreed to it.. Then, I just read this article nd I was shocked!!
    What does this website work for??
    Is it a site to publish pathetic views of its readers?? I agree that Salman has done criminal kinda mistakes in his past but he is very much changed today. you can see his polieness. Being Human is going international on 27th dec.
    Then i guess @ashermadan will get to now him better in his Washington DC!
    Nd i too criticize that yesterday’s article!
    Saala salman khan cycle se ghumta hai toh he is just being a human.. Aur agar SRK apni beti ke saath ghuma toh its a publicity gimmick! Pathetic thought.. Isn’t it??

  17. who is this Adarsh madan……either he is drunk or he has a very bad taste of movies……Ra.1 is a copy of several hollywood movies….it was one of the worst bollywood movie……krish was much better than this…..and Dont compare Salman with Shahrukh….Salman is much bigger superstar than him and much better human being than him….Salman became super star in 1989 with Blockbuster Maine pyaar kiya…..where Shahrukh gave his 1st hit in 1993….Salman is involved in many charity activities…..but Shahrukh is involved only cheap promotion of his movies and himself

  18. SRK DONT BELIEVE IN PROMOTING HIS CHARITY FOR SAKE OF PUBLICITY# AND SALMAN DO ALL THIS STUFF JUST FOR PUBLICITY….HOW CAN PEOPLE BELIEVE IN HIS CHARITY# WA WA PEHLE HUMANS KO MARO AUR PHIR BEING HUMAN NAAM SE PUBLICITY KARO.,# FIRST TELL HIM TO BE HUMAN AND THEN DO CHARITY#

  19. What a fantastic post!!! Kudos to Asher Madan! His powerful hold on the topic clearly shows he is a Shahrukh Khan fan becoz all srk fans are classy like him. However I read a comment that salman is a good human. Really??? If beating actresses mercilessly, killing innocent people on roads through drunk driving, killing innocent extinct species of chinkara leads to be a HUMAN,,, I Would love to reborn As a Dog!!!! Thanks to bribed authorities, salman is still moving free. Otherwise criminals like him shld be HANGED till death!!

  20. 9 things you should know about SRK v/s
    Salman khan-

    1) Godfather– salman khan… had his father salim khan’s influence to get established in bollywood, whereas shahrukh was a poor guy from delhi, who made debut on his talent.

    2) Image- salman has the bad guy image and has proved it right time and over, whereas shahrukh is known to be the perfect father and husband. Has a image of a perfect man.

    3) Court case- Salman has 9 cases in his name, including crushing 5 beggars at night while drunk and driving, killing chingara and many more, whereas shahrukh has never seen a real jail in his life.

    4) Hits- Out of 46 movies salman has done, 11 were hits and 6 super hits whereas out of 73 movies SRK has done 40 were hits and 18 blockbuster.

    5) Fans– salman has a fan following only in india, South asia and UAE, Srk has a huge fan following in india, south asia, UAE, U.K, U.S.A, france, germany, russia, canada, africa, east europe, south korea and more.

    6) Net worth- salman has a net worth of 400 crore whereas SRK has a net worth of 4750 crore.

    7) Donation- salman runs a foundation named being human and has turned it into a brand whereas Srk has donated around 18 crore to the cancer cell of AIMS hospital and has not even preached about it.

    8) Some say srk is greedy, well he is, he has 2 children’s future to look after, 1 huge bungalow to maintain, has a wife.. ( A father trying to earn as much money as he can for his children is not said to be greedy).

    9) Power- SRK is the only indian to be included in forbes top 100 influential person in the world. According to UK tabloid, SRK has 5million+ fans which is 6 times more then salman khan.
    That’s why he is and will remain the KING!!!
    SRK.. Alwys a Hardcore Fan :)

    Don’t know what to say guys on SRK and Salman comparison.

    The fact is that in one year SRK is compared to Aamir, next year he is compared to Amitabh and then the year after he is being compared to Salman.. Phew …. Isn’t this enough to state what SRK is.

    BAADSHAH stays where he is ….. The competition keeps on changing…!

  21. U r asking where negativity re srk is coming from day runs to night catches for years srk has made negative comments drop insults about other stars insulted and hurt salman w nasty remarks at kat party now he expect everyone to take what he dishes out well u says that what goes around comes around so true we all want to accept what they say about salman and others yet refuses to accept re srk i know him and he is not as nice as u think they all have faults but salman is at least honest about hus

  22. @Shekhar ,well i read ur comment about salman,if that is classy then let me be reborn as a flower in a nice garden,were you their when he beat the actresses and pls name them and it is ur father that will be hanged to death and mother beat mercilesly ,then you will understand what classy is.imbecile

  23. If u dnt knw salman,then y judge him? Shudnt u hv made d effort to find out,instead of judging him? Insulting 1 to defend another is quite cheap n low,dnt u think? Every1 has a right to their opinion,so i dnt even knw wat ur defending! As for salman’s “crimes”;u cudnt knw him,bt u knew of his crimes…..tel me u aren’t sponsored! At least sallu doesn’t hv to pay us to DEFEND him;he doesnt need it! Cos he’s secure! Bt….nobody is perfect,we all mek mistakes;dts wat his “crimes” were.n we luv him all d same

  24. Whatever salman khan,doing..bad or good…
    He is the best…SRK…so embarassed man…always make a case with another actors/actrees…srk..you have a very bad attittude..

  25. Shahrukh is a great actor. Salman is also a good actor but Shahrukh is king of bollywood and will remain king. He is very honest and tries to create less controversy as possible. Whereas, i don’t really like Salman because he is a muslim yet he drinks.. He’s also a criminal and being a role model, i think he should watch his behaviour. However, he does have a few good movies. I hope both actors remain successful and i will always support Shahrukh but Salman’s movies aren’t played much in the UK..

  26. Srk is a great human. Unlyk sal who jst pretends ‘being human’. Actualy da reason y sme ppl hate him is he hs gt succes by himself. He’s self made man. I lv him. I want 2 b lyk him. Hats off 2 him. He hs tried 2 get indian technology higher.

  27. for those who say salman had a god father thats a bullshit. first there are too many acters who had god fathers in bollwood like abhishek, uday chopra, harman baweja bobby deol & many more but they didnt had the success like salman had That shows that only influance or god father is nt enough to make it big in bollwood. As far as salman is concerned even if salman had godfather in bollwood its his work & his hard work that has Made him what he is now so shut ur mouth & have some logic behind ur opinion.

  28. A guy named @manish just commented on my post by insulting my parents. Thats a true salman fan! Cheap, 3rd class nature, badmouth hypocrites.. Just like salman they dont know how to respect elders. For your info, salman has beaten somi ali, sangita bijlani, aishwarya rai, katrina kaif. On the other hand, shahrukh is the only guy in the industry who respects women & elders. He is the biggest superstar (as per BBC world SRK has more number of fans than any other superstars in the world). Still he is so down-to-earth!!! SRK U deserve all the fame & love that u hv achieved over the years. For the last 20 yrs, from Amitabh to Hrithik, from Salman to Aamir, from Akshay to Ranbir, everyone has been compared with @iamsrk because SRK is the only limit. Shahrukh Khan is the benchmark!!! Stars come & go, SRK rules forever!!!

  29. ” normal bike ride with Suhana” is fine and Shahrukh should get a ‘right to have a fun moment with his family’ BUT calling and informing the press and photographers about this justifies the article calling it a publicity stunt!
    Salman NEVER has nor ever will do that! I think it was cheap on the part of SRK to do that. But that is my personal opinion, I find him cheap anyway!
    Also, This article is written in a VERY biased and prejudice tone, so I would not want to endorse it! Chao!

  30. If srk is such grt family man what is he doing hanging around priyanka seen inlondon in comprising position recently attend dilip kumar party w priyanka where was gauri too much a coincidence to be a coincidence the media cause death of princess di they create lies and situation no matter what a man doe s God forgives there is more to ash story than u know if srk is great muslim he should not lie drink or smoke either let he who has no sin in their lives cast the first stone i am sure that a lot of u who keep draging up salman sins are liars cheats hatred of ur bros out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks

  31. In any Industry to succeed one needs to be himself which only Salman khan does. You shot at your own foot by messing with fans of an Idol called Salman Khan who rules the hearts of Millions. Its not his looks or his physique that is admired, it is solely his heart of GOLD that we like about Salman. He is the man who has also stayed grounded inspite of being such a huge star. SRK in several interviews has expressed his fear of losing the attention he gets now but salman is really Dabanng (Fearless) and does not really think about tomorrow

    • So? When you mess with SRK it’s ok but when SRK fans do the same it’s not. I didn’t mess with Salman, I said that I HAVE NOT SEEN SALMAN’S MOVIES! Based on performances, SRK is the better actor. Ra.One was better than Bodyguard by a mile.

  32. I agree with the comment.SRK has right to take a ride on bike i would like to ask them who criticise SRK’S bike ride that if u take aride with ur father or child then will it be right to call it as a stunt inspired by salman khan………well it is also said that SRK has called media then it should be noticed that he had not called media,media follow him bcoz he is a superstar of India…..dont compare salman and sharukh

  33. srk compared earlier with aamir
    srk compared few years back with akshay
    srk now compared with salman
    whenever you want to judge who is the superstar…one option is permanent…shah rukh khan…..everyone knows that…so he is the biggest superstar….NO DOUBTS….but being a die hard fan ok srk… i dont criticize salman and aamir or be it akshay or ajay…all are great actors….but i see these days fans of other actors criticizing srk without any reason…and as srk spreads love….i do respect other actors as well…and really love them too…

  34. I would like to respond to Tanveer u spoke the truth it is not whats on the outside that counts but the heart which is what God sees man believe what others want them to believe u see when people come into our lives they end up either friend or foe in case srk one cannot be a friend if he keeps insulting he knew ra one could not beat bodyguard so he insults kareena by saying she only knows how to act w small khan salman 5 7 is a power house of a man u can tell a true man by the way he treats his mother and animals dispute me that salman does not love his mother and his dogs

  35. sharukh khan is one of the bad actor of bollywood he thnk that he is one in bollywood but actually ds is tottaly wrong he is no more he is like a bull shit his acting is very poor the only and only king of bollywood is salman khan or salman bai salman khan is a man with a golden heart i m 4rm pakistan and in pakistan 80% peoples loves only salman khan
    salman khan is higest to give charity nd promaote charity and we all love him salman rocks
    It does not matter u see or not, even without your seeing Dabbaang is the 17 th All Time Blockbuster. Without seeing even movies u r writing articles ha ha ha . Its only happen in India.Koimoi u do not hv the guts to write, so u r writing on behalf of others name. U loose ur reliability. loser koimoi
    komoi dnt ever try to talk about salman khan did u understand otherwise u r not able to talk abt anyone

  36. sharukh khan is one of the bad actor of bollywood he thnk that he is one in bollywood but actually ds is tottaly wrong he is no more he is like a bull shit his acting is very poor the only and only king of bollywood is salman khan or salman bai salman khan is a man with a golden heart I m 4rm pakistan and in pakistan 80% peoples loves only salman khan.
    salman khan is higest to give charity nd promaote charity and we all love him salman rocks.
    It does not matter u see or not, even without your seeing Dabbaang is the 17 th All Time Blockbuster. Without seeing even movies u r writing articles ha ha ha. Its only happen in India.Koimoi u do not hv the guts to write, so u r writing on behalf of others name. U loose your reliability. loser koimoi
    komoi dnt ever try to talk about salman khan did u understand otherwise u r not able to talk abt anyone.

    first let me quote you what Salman Khan says :
    “I WORK IN MOVIES FOR MY FANS NOT FOR AWARDS “.
    And this is proved in a recent award function in which first time awards were given on Public Poll and Salman Khan won The Best Acting Award which clearly shows the Public Loves him.

    At the last let me tell you that Salman Khan has officially declared the KING OF BOX OFFICE of year 2011 with two Big releases ( Ready and BODYGUARD ) which had combined business of 3 BILLION.
    Also the next year 2012 will belong to Salman Khan as he have two Big Releases where as Shahrukh Khan as per early reports had only one Release which is Veer Zara sequel which will release on Diwali 2012 but let me clear you that SRK will not be able to make something big on Diwali 2012 because Diwali 2012 have three Big Releases.
    Akshay Kumar’s Khiladi 786, Sunny Deol’s GHAYAL RETURNS and SRK’s Veer Zara 2

  37. Asher–Shahrukh has become a history for all of us, U poor lonely guy be happy in ur own world, I think u reside on moon that the reason why u have not heard abt Salman khan lmme tel u he is the KING OF BOLLYWOOD n don’t u dare writing anything wrong abt him..We all love Salman very much

    • Thanks for sharing your opinion, I disagree with you as the media still calls Shah Rukh Khan the ‘King of Bollywood.’ When that changes, we’ll talk. I do appreciate your opinion though. And, Ra.One has grossed 240 Crores (CNN-IBN) and Bodyguard is at 229. So we clearly know who the bigger star is that way.

  38. Its true From loving sharukh to liking salman even me too but salman is evergreen melody hereo. he got all quality as a hero not like sharukh only in romantic

  39. All the people here are talking about who hate to whom more. But one thing do you guys realize that all the movie stars you are talking about are Indians? You all are acting like slave. Anger, enmity, detraction, dishonesty are all over in Indian subcontinent. SRK who is a world icon…..you do not admit it !!!! Salman is doing better… you do not admit it !!!! Amir is a good actor …you do not admit it !!!! what is the problem with you, Indian people? I met some African guys here and surprisingly they have the same nature like you. Then I guise.. may be you all are same bcoz you were ruled by British. You can not control yourself. That is why this place is still under-developed. Actually you are enemy of yourselves. God bless you all.

  40. Mr. Salman khan was introduced to Bollywood in 1988.
    Mr. Shahrukh khan came to join the league in 1992.
    There was a time when Mr. Shahrukh khan stayed with Mr. Salman khan in his early days of struggle and used to call Mr. Salman khan as SIR. Absolutely right attitude and respect given to his senior. But things never remained the same….. slowly slowly when Mr. Shahrukh khan got his foot established in bollywood, he started forgetting his relations with his buddies and his seniors. considering himself bigger than Bollywood. How many of you have ever heard…. our super duper evergreen start- Dev anand, dilip kumar, raj kapoor, rajesh khanna or amitabh bacchhan have ever considered themself more than bollywood or more than their seniors. Why do people forget their struggle time and obligation they get.
    You can’t become bigger than Cinema and you can think whatever you will be doing will become history- No one is more great than cinema. Shahrukh khan has to learn this. Yes he is mature, but that doesn’t mean Mr. Salman khan is still immature person. Go to the facts and see…. who has done more charity to the society for welfare. Mr. Salman khan has a dedicated group- Being Human….. working for needful people. You should know that Mr. Salman khan is the person who has given chance to lots of talents in bollywood. Films and behavior doesn’t makes one popular….. its right attitude which makes one Popular. Mr. Shahrukh khan has lost number of friends in last decade on the contrary Mr. Salman khan gained so much goodwill from others. There should be no comparison done between the two- each has his own way of life. but but but….. See the facts and graphs…. whose graph is falling down and whose is going up. last few yrs truly indicates that who is becoming more popular…. which reflects the maturity sign. Mr. Salmna khan has won the hearts of every person of society with no selfishness. Its Time which changes human and made them mature….. Please accept this that Mr. Salman khan is calming more applause than Mr. Shahrukh khan……. You can never lie Camera and mirror.

  41. hey any one have seen salman romantic movies. He doesnt even know how to express… The same expresion n many films.. And his dialogues. Os ke thu baat mat karo.
    Just forget that. Watch teri meri songs.. Compare the salman’s lipsing with rahat voice. Does he know how to act? In his films only dialogues sells, and he doesnt write it.?
    The blunders by salman
    Teri meri
    U my love,
    Ye hai Jalwa (movie)
    God tusi great ho. Etc.
    These r only examples.
    Watch these…
    And compare with srk films.
    Ok.
    Have a brrr

  42. I do not know who asher is and really dont much care i am old enough to be salman mother i have all his movies i have watch a boy grow into a man that me as a mother would wish for a son like him rem movie i a khan where people said srk was held that was a pub stunt confirm and people wanted to crucify usa auth i personally do not hate srk i hate what he stands for he is now reaping the negativity he has sown to others over the years we say ourGod wears pyjamas but he does not sleep

    • Aunty, it’s evident you reap what you sow. That’s why Shahrukh Khan is a global icon who even my non-Indian American friends have heard of and Salman Khan is a nobody here. Sorry to break your bubble. I hope you get a son like Salman and whatnot. Your comment really didn’t make much sense.

      • Accept the truth Asher. You can’t make Shahrukh a God. moreover you are no one to decide who is good, who is bad. Its people who decides…not one. see the record and see the blogs. I agree with sarifa aunty ji.

  43. I would like to respond to asher madam u are not a true indian so u do not know what we stand for i have no uses for americans or british salman has no desire to be loved or called a big shot he is the apple of God’s eye u know why no one else in the world has his fingerprints that makes him unique to his people he is not interested inpleasing you or usa britain etc he has help people like srk ash kat and a host of others launch their careeers he has kept many a secret for a no of friend why dont u ask srk when he himself admits he does not have many friends he usese them and when u use people to get the things u want then u love the things and hate the u are not an auth to comment on what happens in India

    • Maam, I am not Indian at all. What are you on about? A true Indian? I’m not even an Indian? You are truly a ridiculous person.

  44. salman khan is the only actor on this planet to have given 3all time blockbusters in less then a year(FACT) and add matter worse for you his next 2 films are all time blockbusters even before release

    • Salman Khan might be big in India but I am not Indian and not affiliated with the country one bit. Sorry. To me Shahrukh Khan is a global icon who has made appearances on CNN/BBC and shows like Fareed Zakari’s chat show and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. Sorry, to me Salman Khan is a nobody. Sorry to break your bubble but no one knows him abroad. He’s a big joke here.

  45. srk is the don of bollywood………
    salman jese nhi he apne baap ke dum pe bollywood me aaye….
    jiski movie me koi matlab nahi ho….
    bakwaas salman…

  46. @@asher merdan ,bcos he doesnt have the backing of yash raj and dharma which are one of best and big production house in the world with yash raj ranking 23 they can even promote a monkey well overseas and he doesnt release his film in large prints like srk did and ur forgeting something bodyguard did extremely well overseas which ra.one with all his promtion and large prints pased with a small margin and watch out for ek tha tiger to prove you wrong, and have spent money on crappy gay condom joke called ra.one(known as the joke of the year) which is the biggest mistake of my life and i swear on my grand father grave again never to watch srk film again.

  47. Why can’t we appreaciate Good Cinema that is made instead of taking sides any of the actors… be it SRK, Sallu Bhai, Aamir, Ajay Devgan, Akshay, Hritik Roashan etc? I am sure everyone who spends money to watch a film expects to see Good Cinema with Good Scripts, Screenplays,Music etc. If a movie is good, whether you are a anybody’s fan for that matter you will want or atleast wish to see it. So why this argument is all about.

    Everyone has their own favourite stars/actors hence everyone has different (Love/Hate) opinions & views. I am sure that a Die Hard Fan or a Regular Fan of SRK will want to watch a Salman or Aamir film & the vice versa of it.

    So basically the bottomline is that if the Film is Good, no matter whose fan you are you will still watch it. Lets not get into the personal & Professional lives of these actors as everyone has different ways to live life, work style, comes from different walks of life but ultimately they all want to make Good Cinemas & entertain us…the Audience / Fans / The Aam Janata… no matter which part of world we stay.

  48. @Asher median and pls stop overflating figureS ra.one didnt make any 240 ww as per BOI, and srk is the worst actor in this planet who hammers in his film,he cant act to save his life INFACT THE WORST THING ABOUT RA.ONE IS SRK ACTING EVEN THE CRITICS BLAST HIS ACTING IN RA.ONE WHICH THEY DIDNT DO FOR SALMAN IN BODYGUARD EVEN THOUGH THEY CRITICISE THE FILM THEY PRAISE SALMAN ACTING IN bg(GOTO WIKI AND CHECK). If ra.one made 240 then bodygaurd made 300.

  49. srk is the don of bollywood………
    salman jese nhi he apne baap ke
    dum pe bollywood me aaye….
    jiski movie me koi matlab nahi ho….
    bakwaas salman…

  50. All this discussions are useless and is not going to change the fact that SRK is the number one cinematic personality worldwide , a fact ratified even by Hollywood Times who are known to be extremely critical of foriegn actors. The fact that SRK is a self made man unlike salmaan and aamir who needed their dad’s name to initiate their careers, makes him much more deserving of all what he has achieved. Salman is a star with zero acting skills and his fans also agree to it. Where SRK fans can boast of movies like DDLJ,SWADES,CHAK DE INDIA,MNIK and so on , Salman fans have no such liberties.All said and done,With DON2 releasing next week and a Yash Chopra and a Rohit Shetty flick scheduled to release next year, we SRKHOLICS can safely claim that “THE KING IS BACK”

  51. @AR. then u tell me AR. Who deserved best actor award instead of shahrukh khan for my name is khan.
    Salman? Ya amir..
    No one has done job better than srk n 2010. And he deserve that..

  52. 9 things you should know about srk v/s salman khan-
    1) Godfather– salman khan had his father salim khan’s influence to get established in bollywood, whereas shahrukh was a poor guy from delhi, who made debut on his talent.
    2) Image- sal man has the bad guy image and has proved it right time and over, whereas shahrukh is known to be the perfect father and husband. Has aimage of a perfect man.
    3) Court case- Salman has 9 cases in his name, including crushing 5 beggars atnight while drunk and driving, killing chingara and many more, whereas shahrukh has never seen a real jail in his life.
    4) Hits- Out of 46 movies salman has done, 11 were hits and 6 super hits whereas out of 73 movies SRK has done 40 were hits and 18 blockbuster.
    5) Fans– salman has a fan following only in india, South asia and UAE, Srk hasa huge fan following in india, south asia, UAE, U.K, U.S.A, france, germany, russia, canada, africa, east europe, south korea and more.
    6) Net worth- salman has a net worth of 400 crore whereas SRK has a net worth of 4750 crore.
    7) Donation- salman runs a foundation named being human and has turned it into a brand whereas Srk has donated around 18 crore to the cancer cell of AIMS hospital and has not even preached about it.
    8) Some say srk is greedy, well he is, he has 2 children’s future to look after, 1 huge bungalow to maintain, has a wife.. ( A father trying to earn as much money as he can for his children is not said to be greedy).
    9) Power- SRK is the only indian to be included in forbes top 100 influential person in the world.The Economic Times, a while ago, reported that 3.2 billion people knew Bollywood badshah SRK while only 2.7 billion across the world knew the Hollywood supremo Tom Cruise.salman khan is no where near.
    That’s why he is and will remain the KING!
    SRK.. Alwys a Hardcore Fan :)
    Don’t know what to say guys on SRK and Salman comparison.
    The fact is that in one year SRK is compared to Aamir, next year he is compared to Amitabh and then the year after he is being compared to Salman.. Phew…. Isn’t this enough to state what SRK is.
    BAADSHAH stays where he is….. The competition keeps on changing…

  53. ak admi daru pike raste pe soye hue begger ko kuchel deta hain apni gari se sab usko apna idol man raha hain….shame on it!!!!

  54. Mr.Nahata.please tell me
    What is actual budget of Don.2
    if it is more than or arround 100cr.so why srk taking to much risk.were other two art rival salman and amir making films at the budget of 40 to 45 cr.eg 3 idiets 40 and bodygaurd and ready were 40 to 45 cr.

  55. how can u compare sallu with srk?
    first he have no love,no wife,no children so where is his life like a animal(bull).
    second only written T Shirt of BEING HUMAN never make u human ,its make by huminity which is far away from sallu,remember chinkara and himesh reshmiya scandle.
    third srk was always on top and right now so every person who feel jealous with srk want to pull down srk,but many actors comes last years no one catch even shadow of srk.this negativity spread by people of industry but no problem atlast people will feel this and will return to srk and loving movie.

  56. unreal man, riding a bike with his daughter make them hate srk and start liking the guy who killed poor people sleeping roadside, fighting with repoters, and killing animals,
    So Sad

  57. I don’t understand why people are against SRK n wen it comes to SRK dey alwaz find d most negative thing possible dey could….If u lyk salman or aamir den do support him bt its a waste of ur time saying against SRK to support dem…try to discover positive things about dem rather den finding things n exaggerating dem to present in a negative way bout SRK…n 1 more thing SRK doesn’t have gud height not even gud looks(a/c to people who r against him) ,wat makes him still so famous ????? He have a lot of fan following and loads of admirer worldwide coz people loves him what he is as a human and love his sense of humour a lot and above all a gud heart that cares about others…..all d best SRK 4 DON-2….

  58. I think that comparison b/w SRK and Sallu is dishonour for srk. Search about srk and sallu in anything lyk wikipedia,;-
    u urself will know d difference b/w srk n sallu….. .
    Remember alwez 1 thing dat srk is DON whereas sallu will alwez remain GEEDAD in d place of EK THA GEEDAD NA KI EK THA TIGER…………..Shahrukh is king n will remain.
    “LYK AN OLD SAYING-
    HAR KUTTE KA DIN ATA GAI LYK ABHI SALMAN KA AAYA hAI…”

  59. about ra1,
    profit was come out jst through d whole market price,not only frm box office
    generally it was described by looking d background of boxoffice result,
    so don’t shout shahrukh fans.

    n about d part of insult……lt it behind,
    shame on shahrukh-shahrukh.

    he hd done sex in mayamemsaab

  60. Srk kaun saala tha use actor banane mein madad ki to wo salman khan n salim khan …from 2002 shahrukh gave some hits only not blockbusters…becoz of chill factor…..now its the time all time blockbuster spell of Salman khan which will never ends .Insha Allah……..srk is a suicide macchar …….Love 2 salman …d heart throbe of billions…

  61. As it is said “darkest hr of da nights are jst b4 the dawn”…its srk the king’s dark hr(bcoz @amaos(salman) ki raat,bright moon(here,srk) often gets dominated)…even at his darkest hr he’s crossin 100cr in india alone…morning is yet 2 come fo srk…srk was king,is king&will remain king foeva…lop u srk…

  62. Acc. 2 me,Shahrukh n Salmaan both r superstars n both r equally talented,thr shud b a “shahrukh-salmaan milaap” n both of em shud make a teamwork….Karan n Arjun shud have again a punarjanm:)

  63. Acc 2 me,both SRK n Sallu r equally talented Superstars,thr shud b “shahrukh-salmaan Milap”,v want “Karan-Arjun bck” n da Controversies r bulls

  64. Salman khan is the well known actor in the world. . . .Every person is fond of him. . .Actually now a dayz a fashion is going on regarding the fight between the two khans. . That the fans of salman and SRK, they also becomes enemy. . And just quarrel among them. . Huuh, I Wish they become friends again as they were before.

  65. Having met SRK when he performed in Trinidad with BIG B my conclusion was a very arrogant, self centered self proclaimed king who talks about being a good father then why was he so downright rude and aggresive to the children who wanted to talk to him at this concert, SRK has forgotten the hand that fed him and he is on his way out, figures for RA 1 and Don 2 was fabricated a lot of money was lost in RA 1 etc now he is employing tactics to pull down SK latest film but in so doing he will destroy himself. I have great respect for the other BW actors and actress but lost respect for SRK when he was in Caribbean wasted my money to go see him Big Was fine but SRK manner stinks

  66. I don understand why ppl always compare things?
    lik can’t u ever sum1 cos he’s bst.. i mean u hav 2 cmpar him wid sum 1 n if ur comparision win u bcm a fan…
    nw let me answr sum facts.. mr saptak maity n sum salman bhai fans, why u ppl always compare wid srk?
    luk i2 lik salman khan dat does nt mean i’ll speak trash about srk only bcos srk n salman bhai nt goin wel wid each oder nw dayz…. i m a senior project engineer workin wid LnT(nw ultratech). recently i m workin on AIIMS which s being opend in bhubaneswar. so i gt a chanc 2 visit AIIMS delhi.. der i saw Srharukh khan s dd only Bollywood actor who donated around 60 lakhs for hearing impaired ppl. felt v glad2 knw dat… salman bhai runs being human ..so u ppl knw dis 4m media.. every charity work does nt get media attention… so don misjudg srk… being a salman khan fan i lik his movies style bt honestly admitin his movies r scriptles.. no real piece f masterpiece act after being here for 25 yrs.. so he cant get a filmfare in lead actin… he’s a superstar bt dat daes nt mean sum1 els s nt… i do lik srk’s chak de India nic appealin act.. veerzara i cried in theatres….. so do nt cmpar lov every1 4 deir actin… al bollywood stars r bst…….

  67. everybody just shut up salman khan ek taraf or pura bollywood hollywood tollywood ek taraf ho jaye tab bhi salman sab par bhari pade ga KYUKI SALMAN KHAN EK AUR PURA BOLLYWOOD FAKE

  68. Shahrukh sir i am not the first fans who is supporting u at all time becouse u are able to remember ever i am not campairing with salman khan he is also good but not the best in any ways shahrukh khan one of the telented loveble person who will prease at all time he has smart quality to impress to all persons the srk’s film dilwale dulahniyan le jayenge was increadible and loveble films which was mostly liked by me

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