For the last 20 odd years, Diwali has often meant fireworks at the box office in the form of a Shah Rukh Khan movie. Successive Diwalis have brought him rich dividends, just as Eid has proved lucky for Salman Khan.
This Diwali offering from SRK is Happy New Year, co-starring Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bacchchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah.
Here are nine other films starring SRK that released around Diwali and became runaway hits.
Baazigar, November 12, 1993: For Shah Rukh Khan, it all started with his breakthrough film, Abbas-Mustan’s thriller Baazigar which released on Diwali day in 1993. Co-starring Kajol, the movie became a huge hit and SRK’s graph was firmly northbound.