Shubhra Gupta writes in The Indian Express, the holy trinity of the three Khans — Aamir-Salman-Shah Rukh — soared to the top in the late 80s-early 90s and never abdicated that spot, regardless of hits and flops. Regardless of how Akshay Kumar’s films make as much money, if not more, than theirs. Regardless of how much mud is slung at them by the burgeoning army of bigots, because there is no other word for the culturally impoverished ignoramuses who air their religious prejudices in such a fashion. But there’s also a clear message viewers have handed out to these three stars, who are the most powerful producers in Bollywood too. They cannot take their astonishing longevity for granted any more. The time when you could just show up and be loved is over; conditions now apply.
Source - Shubhra Gupta / The Indian Express