osed to release with SRK’s Imtiaz Ali film. Unfortunately, you can’t heave a sigh of relief as now Toilet Ek Prem Katha will take on the Raees actor’s film during the Independence Day weekend. However, if history is taken into account, SRK has more wins over Akshay. Let us tell you how. (Also read: Not Akshay kumar but Shah Rukh Khan has star charisma: Manoj Bajpayee)
Akshay Kumar really has to pull up his socks if he wants to go head to head with the King Khan at the box office as Shah Rukh Khan is not known as “King of Box Office clashes” for nothing. If one could recall about SRK’s various box office clashes, apart from one instance, the Fan actor has managed to crush Akshay’s films all the time. Shah Rukh Khan clashed three times with Akshay Kumar at the box office and here’s how that turned out.
#Maya Memsaab vs Waqt Hamara Hai (1993)
Winner: Waqt Hamara Hai
On July 2 1993, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar clashed for the first time at the box office. Maya Memsaab was a woman oriented niche art movie that toplined Farooq Sheikh and Raj Babbar whereas Waqt Hamaara Hai was as commercial as it gets, also known to bring together the hit pairing of Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty for the first time on the silver screen. Akshay Kumar starrer won the battle here. But then you can’t really call Maya Memsaab a Shah Rukh Khan starrer.
#Yes Boss vs Daava (1997)
Winner: Yes Boss
On July 18 1997, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar clashed again at the box office. This can be termed as the true blue box office clash, as both had spent almost five years in the industry and were the top lining stars in their respective films. If you are wondering about the movie named Daava, you are not alone, the movie sank without a trace and as expected Yes Boss was a box office success.
#Don vs Jaan-E-Mann (2006)
Diwali release and SRK go hand in hand. This time though he had company in the form of Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan starrer Jaan-E-Mann. The clash was much talked about as on one side you had Shah Rukh Khan and on the other side there were Akshay Kumar-Salman Khan – three of the biggest superstars we have today. Audience preferred SRK’s take on Don over Akshay Kumar’s Jaan-E-Mann.
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In fact, such was his pull at the box office that Akshay’s Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara had to concede defeat and release a week later since Chennai Express had its slot fixed on Eid that year. And as was expected, despite a gap of a week, OUATIMD couldn’t match up to CE’s speed.
Come August 11, 2017, you will see them go head to head again with their respective films. The untitled film is a musical love story, the genre SRK masters in, on the other hand Akshay Kumar is returning with another social movie, a winning combination so far. Let’s see who wins the battle this time.