TNN | Jan 5, 2013
The year 2012 was a bumper year for Bollywood and now it’s time for awards. ETC Bollywood Business Awards, hosted by Komal Nahta, is back with its third edition. The event, which evaluates winners on the basis of a film’s revenues, not only recognises actors and directors, but also marketers, distributors, production houses and exhibitors. The year gone by, was crucial for the film industry in terms of trade figures with top grossers like Agneepath, Housefull 2, Bol Bachchan, Rowdy Rathore, Barfi, Ek Tha Tiger and Jab Tak Hai Jaan among others.
While Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif bagged the Most Profitable Actor and Actress awards respectively, Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinhawere given the Highest Grossing Actor and Actress awards.
Says Sonakshi, “It feels good when numbers talk and when numbers are appreciated because there are very few awards that actually give credit to the business side of a film.”
Anurag Bedi, Business Head, says, “This initiative is our way of recognising the various people associated with a film, who are as important as the stars on screen. The awards use trade, business and profitability as yardsticks in deciding the success of a movie.”
The awards will air tonight on ETC at 7 pm.
- Most Profitable Actor: Salman Khan (title retained)
- Best Marketed Film of the Year: Ek Tha Tiger
- Top Grosser of the Year: Ek Th Tiger
- Top Grossing Director: Kabir Khan
May 25, 2012
Salman Khan surely has the Midas touch. Looking at the trend, Sallu has given FOUR back to back Blockbusters and 3 of them have hit the Rs.100 Cr milestone.
Salman has not only become the love of the mass audiences but also has achieved the position of the winning horse for all the producers in the industry. Furthermore, his next movie ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ which is set to hit the cinemas this Eid is expected to cross the 100 crore mark as well, thereby making a record breaking collection this festive season.
Here are the top grossers of Salman Khan in the last 3 years:
‘Bodyguard’ (Rs. 148.9 Cr)
‘Dabangg’ (Rs. 140.1 Cr)
‘Ready’ (Rs. 122.3 Cr)
‘Wanted’ (Rs. 95 Cr)