Salman Khan continues to be the eligible bachelor... Shah Rukh Khan is a family man.
Both have bared their chests to flaunt six-packs - although Salman still scores on brawn power.
Both have shared screen space with all the finest of heroines - from Madhuri Dixit to Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor.
Both have entrenched camps in Bollywood.
Both are still accused of lacking histrionic depths; Shah Rukh making a pitiful sight hyper-ventilating in emotional scenes and Salman Khan looking as dead as a rock or making faces.
And both can make India stop on its tracks.