Bollywood perfectionist actor Aamir Khan has made it to the top in the Filmfare Power List for the consecutive third time. Beating his close competitor superstar Shahrukh Khan, Aamir has retained his top position of last year.
The last three films of Aamir, which includes 2007 hit Taare Zameen Par, Ghajini and 2009 super-hit 3 Idiots, garnered about Rs 825 crore. Aamir has managed to be on top with this huge success. His film 3 Idiots earned more than Rs 375 crore, which is the biggest hit in the history of Bollywood so far.
Shah Rukh Khan has also maintained to be on the second position in the ranking for the third time. In fact, SRK had not much work in 2009 apart from a small act in Billu Barbar and a cameo in a flop film Dulha Mil Gaya. But still he managed to retain the second position.
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who had done hat trick with the success of his two Munnabhai films and then 3 Idiots, has made it to the third position beating big names like Yash Chopra, Aditya Chopra, and Karan Johar.
Music maestro A. R. Rahman, who earned the country two Oscars, has taken the 4th position jumping from his 8th position in the Power list of 2008.
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who had not directed any movie in 2009, has managed to reserve the 5th position in the Power list with his production house Dharma Productions, which earned accolades for making Ranbir Kapoor starrer film Wake Up Sid.
In 2008, Yash Raj Films was in the 3rd position and this year, it has moved to the 6th position.
The Aamir Khan’s production house has been placed at the 7th position as it has become renowned for making quality and box office hit numbers.
Another superstar Akshay Kumar is missing from this year’s power list. He was at the 7th position in the list of 2008.
Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor has taken the 8th place but she should worry now as her closest rival Katrina Kaif has made it to the No 10 position this year. Last year, Kareena was only women in the list.
Hrithik Roshan has maintained his No 9 position though he had no film apart from a cameo in Luck By Chance.
- Sampurn Wire