The numbers have a lot to say. Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan may not be running a race to hog the top spot in Bollywood, but according to the Power List revealed by Filmfare for the year 2009, it’s Aamir who holds more sway than SRK.
Riding on the super-success of Ghajini which released in December 2008 but continued running well into 2009, and 3 Idiots (released in December 2009), Aamir has been named the most powerful celeb in Hindi film industry. Shahrukh Khan who was seen in two flop movies , Dulha Mil Gaya and Billu, last year (his My Name Is Khan released in 2010) came second on the list, followed by director Rajkumar Hirani on the third place for the mega-hit 3 Idiots which is now the biggest hit movie in Bollywood history.
On the fourth position is music composer A R Rahman who won two Oscars in 2009. Fifth place is taken by Karan Johar’s production company Dharma Productions. Sixth and seventh slots went to Yashraj Films and Aamir Khan Productions.