The fifth spot: It's Saif versus Shahid!

Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
31 Aug, 2009 10:06:15 PM



For quite a while now, the top four positions amongst the most commercially successful actors have been occupied by Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar, with all the four trying their level best to topple each other from their respective positions. But the fifth spot that was vacated by Salman Khan, after a series of flops lies unoccupied and vying for it are Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor.

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The present and ex of the vivacious Kareena Kapoor are fighting it out (not literally!) at the turnstile. Round one was won by Saif Ali Khan, whose LOVE AAJ KAL managed a sterling show at the ticket window when it released to a tumultuous response all over. Not to be undone, Shahid Kapoor came back with a bang via KAMINEY, opening to packed houses (despite Swine flu scare) and extremely positive reviews. So, its checkmate with both the stars with one success each. However, Saif still holds the edge as his LOVE AAJ KAL is now a clear hit plus, while KAMINEY is an average plus, netting around 36 crores in two weeks from India, but has all the necessary fuel to propel it to a higher status. So, the fight continues and it will be pretty interesting to see who wins in the end.

However, not to be ignored is Salman Khan, whose WANTED looks all set for a big start this Eid, followed by MAIN AURR MRS KHANNA, which is also looking good. And he can bounce back to recapture his number five spot.