Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan are two of the most popular Khans who are loved and adored by thousands of fans. However, as they say there cannot be two rulers in one kingdom, so the fight for the ultimate title has always been quite an issue with these two stars as they have always managed to topple each other at some point of time or the other.
There are those who believe that SRK is the ultimate B Town hero, others think that it is perfectionist Aamir Khan who is the be all and end all of Bollywood, but the war still wages on. To talk about B-Town releases, both are at an equal platform, as both stars have hits and super hits that are proof enough to show that each one has his own standing in the world of stardom.
However, there is a slight twist in this competition now. Reports are that both the stars are to do projects with International directors that too, both will be working on projects that deal with the basic storyline of the city of Mumbai.
Shahrukh Khan is to do a project with Danny Boyle, who is scheduled to adapt Suketu Mehta’s ‘Maximum City’, a novel which is very popular. Aamir Khan with director Paul Schrader, is to adapt ‘Ex-Treme City’ for producer Anubhav Sinha, which will be based in Dharavi, a slum area of Mumbai.
Now the argument that is going around is that will these two stars be able to deliver something different on the same subject? There is a group that feels that Mumbai is such a city with so much diversity that no two films made on the subject of this city’s life can be the same. Others feel that with the city of Mumbai having a somewhat same flavor, there is not much of a chance to have different flavors in the two films.
With movies like ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and the just to be released ‘Dhobi Ghat’ which are both based on the city of Mumbai, albeit with different angles, it is somewhat being expected that a lot is still to be explored about this city, and hopefully Shahrukh’s and Aamir’s International projects on Mumbai will do the needful.
- Sampurn Wire