5. Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek entered the industry with a bang. Being the son of super star parents Amitabh and Jaya, he clearly had much to offer! However his first few films were flops and he faced the cold reality of Bollywood – that being a star child doesn’t equal to instant success. However few years down the line he started delivering hits and a new more lovable Abhishek emerged. Everywhere people were beginning to see him in a different light. They started naming him ‘The Hottest Guy in Bollywood’, ‘Most Eligible Bachelor’ and so forth. And with this came the ladies. He’s been linked to many of Bollywood’s leading stars from Karishma Kapoor to Rani Mukherji. With the former he shared a long-term relationship leading to a broken engagement. The latter was said to be a rumour spread by fans of the onscreen jodi. Finally after years of playing upto his bachelor status he married Aishwarya Ra. His career is at its height right now with commercial success with Dhoom 2 and critical acclaim with Guru. What more could he want? Girls all around the globe are in love with him and guys want to be him.
4. Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan is yet another star child. He’s made his way into Bollywood with a lot of help from his father but his own hard work and determination should not go unnoticed. And we think his looks may have played a part in his success. His debut movie Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai opposite Amisha Patel proved to everyone that he has the potential to be a top star. After his recent releases, Krrish and Dhoom 2, both hits, he’s ready to rule Bollywood. Girls go crazy at the slight mention of his name, but who can blame them? He has the perfect body, and is a clear winner in the looks department. He has faced many ups and downs in his career span, he’s seen flops as well as hits, but sooner or later, Hrithik Roshan is going to make it to the top…and stay there. And being one of the highest paid actors surely helps too!
3. Preity Zinta
Bubbly, cute, gorgeous, unbelievably talented are just a few words to describe Preity Zinta. She started her career with the likes of SRK in the movie Dil Se directed by Mani Ratnam himself. After that there was no looking back for this hopeful actress. Like her fellow colleagues she has seen several flops in her career, but she has made up for them with hits. Now she’s thought to be at the top with Rani Mukerji, Kajol and Aishwarya Rai. As she’s said before on Koffee with Karan, she’s ‘Controversy’s Favorite Child’, the media just can’t get enough of her and neither can we.
2. Amitabh Bachchan
As everyone knows Amitabh Bachchan is an unforgettable legend, with a name that demands respect. He was named ‘Superstar of the Millennium’ years ago and till date, he arguably still is! He was best known back in the day as the angry young man of Bollywood. His movies which were hits all the way, mostly depicted him in the angry guy roles (or better known as action roles). He’s proved his versatility by acting in comedy, drama, thrillers, and your typical Bollywood romantic roles as well. Today a slight mention of Amitabh’s name will get a whole lot of people started on his movies and his personality. Bollywood rarely sees a star like Amitabh Bachchan at an age where most stars would quit, he keeps on giving energy and vibrance on screen in films like Jhoom Bharabar Jhoom and KANK.
1. Shahrukh Khan
And finally the most loved person in Bollywood is none other than King Khan. There’s no denying that Shahrukh hasn’t see his share of bad films. He’s struggled as an actor in the early part of his career. He’s seen the worst of flops but come a long way from films since his debut Deewana opposite Divya Bharti. Today, he’s an international star and even has a wax statue at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in London. To top it all kids across the world are in love with him. Whether it was playing a lover and father in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, or bringing together two people in Kal Ho Na Ho, Shahrukh Khan has never failed to capture hearts all around the globe. Currently he is considered one of the best actors in Bollywood. However with the likes of Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Abhishek Bachchan all in line to take his place, he just might lose his current status in the industry. His recent films such as Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and Don haven’t done too great box-office wise. While he may have some loyal fans and admirers, critics and audiences are ready to catch any one mistake, and who knows if kal ho na ho in SRK’s career.