Hoping for the best, it’s the right time to bid farewell to 2019, which passed in a flash while we are still in a daze. Like every year, Bollywood had a lot to offer in 2019 too. This was a year when Superstars stayed back, and young blood took over Bollywood. Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal and Kartik Aaryan ruled the box office. Take a look at the top-grossing stars of Bollywood in 2019.
1. Shahid Kapoor – The numero-uno position belongs to Shahid Kapoor. He began with the blockbuster Kabir Singh, a Hindi remake of Vijay Deverakonda’s Arjun Reddy. Kabir Singh went on to create a major furor for promoting toxic masculinity while at the same time collected over Rs 300 crore. Shahid is now all set to continue his success with the remake of Jersey in 2020.
2. Ayushmann Khurrana – Definitely, he turns out to be the dark horse of Bollywood. He seems to have cracked the code of choosing successful scripts. Everything he touched has turned out to be gold. Article 15, Dream Girl and Bala were massive success, earning more than Rs 100 crores each at the box office. 2020 too looks good for him with upcoming Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhaan and Gulaboo Sitabo.
3.Kartik Aaryan – Kartik Aaryan’s rise to the top has been nothing less than a fairy tale journey. Every time he does a movie, it always received a backlash, yet it turns out to be a superhit. Lukka Chuppi and Pati Patni Aur Woh brought him into the big league of actors. Kartik will be seen in the remake of Love Aajkal opposite Sara Ali Khan, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Dostana 2 and Kirrak Party Remake in 2020.
4. Akshay Kumar – If there is one star who makes the most movies in Bollywood, then it is Akshay Kumar. Lady luck favoured him in 2019 too. It started with Kesari and continued with Mission Mangal and Housefull 4. It needs to be seen if Good Newwz brings happiness to Akshay in the year end. 2020 looks promising to him with upcoming Sooryavanshi, Laxmmi Bomb, Prithviraj, Hera Pheri 3 and Bachchan Pandey.
5.Hrithik Roshan – Hrithik Roshan made the biggest comeback of 2019. The star was seen in two superhit movies – Super 30 and War. Super 30 was marred by controversies which kept the release date being pushed back again and again but Hrithik made the wait worth. The next hit was War where people couldn’t stop gushing and swooning over him along with Tiger Shroff. All eyes are now on the release of Krrish 4 along with Satte Pe Satta remake by Farah Khan.
6.Ranveer Singh – Ranveer Singh had just one release in 2019 but that made its way to the Oscars. Gully Boy came and conquered box office like a storm although people couldn’t help but find too many similarities between Murad from Gully Boy and Jimmy “B-Rabbit” of 8 Mile. Nevertheless, let’s hope Gully Boy makes enough noise at the Oscars. 2020 will see Ranveer’s ‘83’ based on cricketer Kapil Dev’s life.
This was FanKick’s list of Bollywood’s best men in 2019, did we miss anyone? Let us know who else should be on the list.