Who is the biggest of them all – Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan? Albeit in repeat-run, their films were released in direct opposition of each other’s last week when the Inox chain of multiplexes decided to screen Aamir’s 3 Idiots and Ghajini, Shah Rukh’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Salman’s Dabangg in its properties. Sample the collections in the Inox properties of Jaipur and arrive at your own conclusion about which of the three Khans sells the most: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi ran for 7 shows at Inox Pink Square and collected Rs. 6,300 whereas 3 Idiots managed Rs. 6,500 in 6 shows and Ghajini, Rs. 1,400 in 5 shows. Dabangg could collect only Rs. 800 in 2 shows at the same cinema. At Inox Space, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi completed just one show, collecting Rs. 560. 3 Idiots fared no better in terms of number of shows and it could collect just Rs. 400 whereas Ghajini netted Rs. 320 in one show and Dabangg didn’t score any better in terms of number of shows but it at least collected Rs. 1,200. At Inox Vaibhav, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi collected Rs. 3,600 in 5 shows while Ghajini managed Rs. 1,200 in 2 shows.
Just as the saying goes, Hamaam mein sab nange hain, one can safely conclude that repeat-run mein bhi sab stars…. For, the position of these films was no different in the Inox properties in the rest of India.