2018 saw a departure from a long-term trend prevailing in Bollywood. For the first time in 26 years, films of all the three reigning Khans – Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh – came a cropper at the box-office. Since 1992, at least one of the Khans had a huge hit every year but that was not the case in 2018 – as Race 3 (Salman), Thugs of Hindostan (Aamir), and Zero (Shah Rukh) took a beating at the turnstile.
This development set tongues wagging in the industry that the golden era of Khans is over and the younger crop of actors would take over the mantle from the three superstars. The three young actors who are tipped to become the next ‘troika’ are Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan. Out of the three, interestingly, Varun has the best success ratio and yet, is most under-rated and least celebrated.