From Sadak to Khalnayak: Sanju Baba’s golden phase when he delivered 16 hits before going to jail



Sanjay Dutt – The name alone is synonymous with a wide range of events, evoking a melee of flashbacks, most of which are, for better or worse, controversial in nature. However, it is unfortunate that the star’s off-screen personality has overshadowed his on-screen achievements for most of his career because, truth be told, he is not only a great actor, but has also been a draw of legit box office for more than two decades and, unbeknownst to many, had once garnered up to sixteen hits over a 10-year period (1986-1995). Read also – Did you know? James Bond actor Daniel Craig had auditioned for THIS Aamir Khan lead

Indeed, such was Sanjay Dutt’s golden phase that he was ready to be a superstar alongside the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Sunny Deol, Govinda and Aamir Khan in the 90s, but unfortunately, tragedy struck, he had to leave. to jail and then began a series of failures before returning with films such as Vaastav, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Jodi No. 1, and of course Munna Bhai MBBS. But, more of that at another time. Today, on Sanjay Dutt’s birthday, let’s focus on his golden phase, that 10-year period, before tragedy struck. Also read – WTF Wednesday: Blaming Shilpa Shetty for Raj Kundra’s Alleged Crimes Demonstrates Our Inherent Misogyny

After a series of failures in the early years of his career (excluding the blockbuster Vidhaata), Sanju Baba’s big break came with director Mahesh Bhatt’s Naam in 1986 (it was planned as a comeback for his co-star and future brother-in-law, Kumar). Gaurav, but fate had other plans), which turned out to be a box office hit, paving the way for a host of other hits and superhits over the next ten years, including Jeete Hain Shaan Se, Khatron Ke Khiladi, Ilaka, Saajan. , Sadak, Khalnayak and Aatish. Also Read – Trending Entertainment News Today – Saif Ali Khan Reveals One Thing He Wouldn’t Dare To Do With Kareena Kapoor Khan; Kriti Sanon celebrates her birthday with the media

Of course, there were also some failures in between, but Baba has never seen a phase where he has given at least one or two great successes a year, as he did during this period. In fact, if it weren’t for his legal controversy, nothing would have stopped him from joining the ranks of the three Khans, Sunny, and Govinda as a legitimate superstar from the ’90s and possibly even thereafter.

Anyway, on Sanjay Dutt’s birthday, let’s review this actor’s 10-year golden phase, where he delivered sixteen hits, including one blockbuster and five blockbusters.

Name (1986) – Rs. 4 net crore [Verdict: Blockbuster]
Inaam So Hazaar (1987) – Rs. 4 net crore [Verdict: Hit]
Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1987) – Rs. 4.25 net crore [Verdict: Superhit]
Khatron Ke Khiladi (1988) – Rs. 3.75 net crore [Verdict: Hit]
Ilaaka (1989) – Rs. 4 net crore [Verdict: Superhit]
Kanoon Apna Apna (1989) – Rs. 3.75 net crore [Verdict: Hit]
Hathyar (1989) – Rs. 3.50 net crore [Verdict: Semi-Hit]
Thanedaar (1990) – Rs. 4.75 crore net [Verdict: Hit]
Khatarnaak (1990) – Rs. 3 net crore [Verdict: Semi-Hit]
Beneficiary (1991) – Rs. 10 crore net [Verdict: Superhit]
Sadak (1991) – Rs. 6 net crore [Verdict: Superhit]
Adharm (1992) – Rs. 3.50 net crore [Verdict: Semi-Hit]
Gumrah (1993) – Rs. 5 net crore [Verdict: Hit]
Khalnayak (1993) – Rs. 12.50 net crore [Verdict: Superhit]
Aatish (1994) – Rs. 6.43 crore net [Verdict: Hit]
Andolan (1994) – Rs. 6.05 net crore [Verdict: Semi-Hit]

So those of you unfamiliar with the box office force that Sanjay Dutt once was, now you know better. Happy birthday, Sanju Baba. Keep entertaining us for many more years.

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