It is a well known fact that Shah Rukh Khan is the king of Bollywood and Box-office clashes. Most B-town biggies try to avoid their clashes with him. But there have been some times when even the magic of King Khan failed to impress the audiences. Perhaps Badshah knows this fact too and this was evident from his latest move after the poster of his upcoming movie ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ (JHMS) was released.
The movie was scheduled for August 11, 2017, same day as Akshay Kumar’s ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’. But owing to box-office figures from his last few releases, SRK has decided to shift the release date to August 4, 2017 in order to avoid another big clash.
Here are some of such instances when SRK decided to back out or had his movies lose the box-office clashes.
Oh Darling Ye Hai India vs Hum Dono (August 11, 1995)
This was one of those few times when an actor’s two movies are released on the same date. But both Guddu and Oh Darling… couldn’t compete with Rishi Kapoor starrer “Hum Dono”. The movie earned a total of Rs 6.06 crore, an amount which both SRK movies combined couldn’t earn in response.
English Babu Desi Mem vs Bandit Queen (January 26, 1996)
This movie was released after SRK was riding high on the success of his latest blockbuster DDJL. But when ‘English Babu Desi Mem’ failed to perform well at the box-office (Rs 3.78 crore), it was accredited to the controversial and much-hyped ‘Bandit Queen’ which set the cash registers ringing in India at Rs 14 crore.
Asoka vs Indian (October 26, 2001)
Sunny Deol starrer Indian minted a total Rs 24.21 crore in India while Asoka’s wasn’t a total dud but ended at just Rs 11.54 crore.
Dilwale vs Bajirao Mastani (December 18, 2015)
The much-awaited and talked about clash in the recent times ended with SRK losing the battle to Ranveer Singh. ‘Bajirao Mastani’ rolled over with a life-time business of Rs 188 crore in comparison to Dilwale’s 140 crore.