Okay, let me start off with a disclaimer – We are not questioning any of the stars’ integrity or their patriotism per se… so stop trolling us, Mr X, Y Z,’s fans! Fine, now that you have calmed down let’s get to our point. We all know how patriotic our stars are. Whenever there is a crisis facing our country, they will come out on social networking sites to condone the attack or to praise our soldiers for doing the right thing. Plus, they are also known for their charitable acts which is also a sign of patriotism, and above all humanity. During the last year’s tragic Uri attacks, like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and others condemned the attacks. Similarly when India conducted surgical strikes at various terrorists outposts in the border, they even hailed our soldiers’ efforts. However, many a times their patriotism and sense of nationalism is brought to question by certain political outfits, who wants to use them to get more coverage for their own statements. But does that mean that these stars are any less patriotic than any of us?

Okay, we are getting a bit serious here, so let’s get back to our feature. In this one, we will look at how patriotic our fave stars are based on the number of patriotic films they have done over the years. Naturally, we have to keep the younger stars out like Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, as they don’t have much films to talk about. And also when we say patriotic film, they don’t necessarily mean jingoistic flicks – patriotism will be there in the film as a subtle message or as an essence. And of course, you can argue with our findings in the comments section below…

So here is our ranking of our stars, based on the patriotic films they have done starting from the lowest to the highest…

Hrithik Roshan

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Patriotic films: 1

Notable entries: Lakshya

Salman Khan

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Patriotic films: 4

Notable entries: Garv, Heroes, Jai Ho, Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Aamir Khan

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Patriotic films: 5

Notable entries: Sarfarosh, Lagaan, Mangal Pandey: The Rising, Rang De Basanti, Dangal (to some extent)

Shah Rukh Khan

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Patriotic films: 6

Notable entries: Pardes, Hey Ram, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani, Main Hoon Na, Swades, Chak De! India

Akshay Kumar

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Patriotic films: 7

Notable entries: Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo, Namastey London, Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, Baby, Gabbar Is Back, Airlift, Rustom

Sanjay Dutt

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Patriotic films: 8

Notable entries: Fateh, LOC Kargil, Deewaar, Dus, Sarhad Paar, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Lamhaa, Knock Out

…and we have two winners with equal points. They are…

Sunny Deol

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Patriotic films: 11

Notable entries: Arjun, Himmat, Border, Zor, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Indian, Maa Tujhhe Salaam, 23rd March 1931: Shaheed, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy, Jaal: The Trap, Heroes

Ajay Devgn

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Patriotic films: 11

Notable entries: Diljale, Major Saab, Zakhm, Hindustan Ki Kasam, The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Qayamat: City Under Threat, Zameen, LOC Kargil, Yuva, Tango Charlie, Satyagraha