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Monday, April 22, 2013
Shahrukh Khan leads the historyindia.com polls on 100 years of Indian Cinama.
The historyindia.com polls are going to ascertain the most popular personalities of Indian cinema. The poll is going on considering all the leading personalities in 100 years of Indian cinema.
In the category of actors, Shahrukh Khan leads the polls. Amitabh Bacchan is at number 2 position. Aamir Khan is at No. 3 position. Dilip Kumar is at No. 4 position. Raj Kapoor is at No. 5 position.
Shahrukh Khan is surely the most popular icon of the present 20 years. But the polling is a bit unfair in respect of the stars of the 1940s and 1950s.
Most of Shahrukh Khan’s successful films are released in the last 10 years, films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam, Don 2, Veer Zara. The new generation had seen those films and are knowingly voting for their popular icon.
When it comes to Dilip Kumar or Raj Kapoor, most of their super hit films were released more than 50 years ago. The present generation hardly know those films.
Their actual admirers, viewers who had seen Andaz, or Awaara, or Devdas either had grown old, or not that comfortable with online voting or operating the computers.
Inspite of that Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor rank 4 and 5 respectively. That shows the immortal appeal of their films. Most of their films were released in black and white era.
In fact Raj Kapoor’s films and Dilip Kumar’s film had taken Indian films beyond India and got appreciated in Russia, Germany and the Middle East countries. Their films showed class and still reached out before the markets.
Those actors who followed them had got at least a path-bearer whom others could follow.Social issues were brought in films of Raj Kapoor like Awaara, or in films of Dilip Kumar like Naya Daur.
Amitabh Bacchan had been a very popular icon of the 1970s and 1980s. But in today’s polling obviously Sharukh Khan fans will outnumber Amitabh Bacchan fans.