Shah Rukh Khan is returning to the big screen after a gap of almost five years. And it is because he was forced to take a step back and contemplate after many of his movies failed to impress the audience. Aamir Khan’s last two movies have been disastrous whereas Salman Khan’s 'Antim: The Final Truth' released on OTT, was dismissed by the viewers as a very bad movie.
These three Khans during the 90s were the most popular actors and ruled Hindi cinema for more than two decades. But now age is fast catching up with them as they are nearer to their late fifties. In such a scenario will it be better for them to start doing strong supporting roles instead of a lead character?
Many superstars who earlier played male leads in Bollywood movies, later on, had to shift to supporting roles. From Amitabh Bachchan, who decided to change the track of his career with Mohabbatein that had SRK in the lead, to Vinod Khanna, who in the latter years of his life did some character roles like the one in the Dabangg series that suited his age more.
New and budding actors are doing well. Be it, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Sood, or Kartik Aaryan, at present they seem to be the heartthrob of the younger generation and their movies are also doing very well. If Salman, Aamir, or Shah Rukh Khan decides to team up with these guys in supportive roles it will give a better star value and depth to the movies.
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Even earlier Dilip Kumar teamed up with Amitabh Bachchan for Shakti or Shammi Kapoor and Dilip Kumar worked with Sanjay Dutt in Vidhata and gave more strength to these movies star cast-wise. Instead of romancing young actresses like Pooja Hegde or Disha Patani, these Bollywood actors can be paired with female actresses of their generation similar to Kajol and SRK in Dilwale.
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If the Khans and even other ageing superstars like Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn decide to take this route, writers and directors can come up with new storylines and concepts and it could be a welcoming change for the Bollywood fans who have been rejecting many movies due to lack of good content.