Superstars Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra have made it to Variety’s list of 500 ‘influential business leaders shaping the global $2 trillion entertainment industry.’
Apart from them, 10 other Indians also feature in the list. The names include Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, Ekta Kapoor, and the Ambani brothers, Sidharth Roy Kapur, Punit Goenka, Kishore Lulla, Uday Shankar and Subhash Chandra.
A tweet from the official Twitter handle of Variety read, “Salman Khan is one of the unrelated Khan triumvirate comprising Aamir and Shah Rukh that has been ruling the Bollywood box office for decades.”
The article lists his work in his latest films, as a host of Bigg Boss and also his ‘charitable trust’ Being Human. His hit and run case is also mentioned: “Salman was exonerated in 2015 on charges of culpable homicide in a 2002 hit and run case but in 2016, the case was admitted in India’s Supreme Court. Also in 2016, a 2006 case where Salman was accused of poaching an endangered species was admitted to the Supreme Court. ”
Priyanka profile talks about her Miss World title, Bollywood debut and her American TV show, Quantico. It also mentions her work as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights and the Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education, which helps needy kids.
India’s contribution of 12 names makes it sixth biggest contributor on the list, following US (362), UK (28), China (20), France (16) and Germany (15). Actors Tom Hanks, Ben Affleck, singer Katy Perry, Drake, Jennifer Lopez and several other names also made it to the list.
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