Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan are three names in Bollywood that are synonymous with box office success. Hence, there is a popular notion that the three Khans of Bollywood are locked in a constant battle for better box office numbers. However, SRK rejected it in typical SRK style.
In an interview with DNA, Shah Rukh was recently asked whether he feels bothered about the box office competition with Salman and Aamir, to which he gave an interesting reply.
"If anyone feels that Aamir Khan, Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan are bothered by what they write about us or what they number us, they are simply being silly. We are not born with numbers. People don't say you are the 1 billion 65 lacs 23 thousand forty fifth person in India. Everyone has their own individual identity. I can say this for all of us and the industry as a whole that we are not ready to be numbered by anyone," said Shah Rukh.
Salman's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" has been making record breaking collections at the box office since its release and similar expectations are associated with Shah Rukh's upcoming movies which include "Dilwale", "Raees" and "Fan".
As a matter of fact, Shah Rukh's "Raees" and Salman's "Sultan" will release on the same day of 2016 Eid and trade analysts are expecting a huge clash. However, both Shah Rukh and Salman don't consider it to be a clash.
"There are 365 days in a year which amounts to 54 Fridays. And there are bound to be clashes. The business will get divided but Salman and I are such good friends that we have decided on doing everything together including releasing the movies together," The Indian Express quoted Shah Rukh earlier.
Salman responded similarly to the same question, saying: "We feel that if both these films come on Eid next year, there is enough time to build theatres to accommodate both of them. This will only make the industry grow."