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SRK Earns Rs84.6bn in 2023

Shah Rukh Khan reigns supreme in Bollywood, delivering three back-to-back blockbusters in 2023, breaking records with a collective revenue of Rs84.6bn PKR and making history as the first Indian actor to achieve such financial success in a single calendar year.

Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan has had a spectacular run in 2023, delivering three back-to-back blockbusters. His triumphant return began with “Pathan” in January, followed by the action-packed “Jawan,” and he concluded the year with Rajkumar Hirani’s emotional drama “Dunki.” The three films collectively raked in an impressive 25,000 million Indian Rupees (Rs84.6bn PKR).

Trade analyst Ramesh Bala highlighted Khan’s unprecedented success, noting that the actor has become the first in Indian cinema to generate a staggering Rs84.6bn in a single year. Fans lauded Khan, with one hailing him as the “king of Indian cinema,” and another expressing that he is the “most trusted actor in Bollywood.”

Rajkumar Hirani’s film “Dunki” made a significant impact globally, particularly resonating with NRI audiences. The heartwarming story garnered immense love from family audiences worldwide, surpassing the $5 million gross mark in North America. Shah Rukh Khan, with “Pathaan,” “Jawan,” and “Dunki,” achieved the remarkable feat of three films crossing the $5 million mark in a single year, making history in Indian cinema.

“Dunki” features a talented ensemble cast, including Boman Irani, Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Vikram Kochhar, Anil Grover, and Shah Rukh Khan. The film’s success in North America underscores SRK’s dominance across the USA and Canada, showcasing the film’s universal appeal.

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“Pathaan” saw Khan alongside John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, and Dimple Kapadia. “Jawan” featured Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Sanya Malhotra, Priyamani, and Ridhi Dogra. “Dunki,” released on December 21, boasts an ensemble cast and explores the emotional journey of friends pursuing an unconventional route known as the Donkey Flight.

Shah Rukh Khan, in an interview, hinted at his next project, expressing a preference for a film more age-related to him. While he has been relatively low-key in interviews, Khan’s statement has sparked anticipation among fans. The actor’s incredible success in 2023, marked by his diverse filmography, has solidified his status as the undisputed King of Bollywood.