Whenever we think about a Diwali release, a larger than life picture comes to our mind featuring Shah Rukh Khan. Well SRK films have actually become synonymous with Diwali because of the positioning and marketing strategy of his films. But in recent times, there is one actor, who has overtaken Shah Rukh Khan and enjoyed maximum Diwali releases along with great earnings at the box office. Guessed it yet? We are talking about the Singham of Bollywood, Ajay Devgn!
Since 2008, the intense-eyed actor had six releases during the festive season of Diwali, which includes, Golmaal Returns, All The Best: Fun Begins, Golmaal 3, Son Of Sardaar, Shivaay and Golmaal Again. All these ventures were box office winners. In fact, the majority of them earned over Rs 100 crore at the ticket windows. Interestingly, out of these six films, five are helmed by blockbuster director Rohit Shetty. On the other hand, SRK had only three releases – Ra.One, Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Happy New Year during the festival of lights. So by analyzing this pattern of releases, it seems Ajay Devgn has replaced SRK and has booked the Diwali slot for himself.
But surprisingly, this year and even in 2019, we’ll not see Ajay Devgn or Shah Rukh Khan during the Diwali release. While Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Thugs Of Hindostan will have grand release this year, Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 4 which will be 3D venture will hit the screens in Diwali 2019. Coming to the professional front, Ajay Devgn, who is currently tasting the success of his latest release Raid, will next be seen in Total Dhamaal, while Shah Rukh Khan is shooting for Aanand L Rai’s Zero, which slated to release on December 21 during the Christmas weekend.