In the poll conducted (see alongside) to check who is the 'asli number one, it was a pleasant surprise to see both of them doing well for themselves.
It was thrilling to watch both the actors running neck to neck. Here is the run-through about how both the stars have performed:
Akshay Kumar: Akshay Kumar is the Bollywood Prince of Prosperity. He has been around for the past 17 years and has performed consistently but for the last two years he has been really riding the waves. For Akshay Kumar 2007 has been excellent, with back to back superhits: BhagamBhag, Namastey London, Heyy Babyy and Bhool Bhulaiya. Akshay Kumar is definitely in the run for many awards this year. And yes, Akshay is no bubble wonder. He is no new age sensation but someone who has been creating waves for many years. For the past two years, Akshay Kumar has stirred up a high tide taking all of us in the wave of his superb performances.
Shahrukh Khan: Shahrukh Khan is King Khan and this intelligent, smart and marketing-savvy actor has no stone unturned to make sure that his recent release Om Shanti Om is the biggest success of 2007. SRK is hardworking, honest and humble which is the reason he rocks big time in Bollywood. This year, SRK satisfied the classes with Chak De and the masses with Om Shanti Om. The King Still Rules!