This is a a piece of news which will hurt the fans of Shahrukh Khan. King Khan has lost it out to the perfectionist Aamir Khan once again. Shahrukh’s My Name Is Khan which had got a bombastic opening in it’s first week has lost grip over the Box Office in it’s second week and seems to be no match for Aamir’s 3 Idiots. My Name Is Khan has seen a steep fall in the second week with occupancy falling as much as 60% to 80%.
The movie had started off well thanks to the controversy created by the Shiv Sena over Shahrukh’s support to the Pakistani players in the IPL. Fox Star India which is distributing the movie was excited after the movie had a better start than 3 Idiots. But My Name Is Khan seems to have lost the momentum having grossed Rs. 150 Crores in the second week compared to Rs. 240 Crores , 3 Idiots grossed in the first 10 days.
This is not the first time that Shahrukh has emerged No. 2 in the race. In 2008 too Shahrukh’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was going well but when Aamir’s Ghajini released the movie found tough to breathe. Ghajini had gone on to establish records at the Box Office which was incidentally broken by Aamir starer 3 Idiots. Now having lost two consecutive rounds to Aamir, Shahrukh will find it tough to keep his ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’ tag.