Indian movie celebrities Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Karan Johar are among 12 Indians in variety's listing of 500 'influential business leaders shaping the global USD 2 trillion enjoyment enterprise'.
Keeping in mind the achievements of the most influential people in the entertainment industry in a year's intervals, a list of diversity 500 has been prepared.
Including the name of Tiger Zinda Hai actor Salman Khan, the magazine called him the ruler of Bollywood box office for decades. It reads, “… every Salman release generates mass hysteria across India, a frenzy surpassed only by the fans of South Indian superstar Rajinikanth.” The profile of Dabangg Khan also has a mention of his charitable trust Being Human which “focuses on education and healthcare for the underprivileged.”
Asfor Priyanka Chopra, they have talked about her successful run in Bollywood andHollywood for that matter, especially with her TV series Quantico, which which hasbeen renewed for a third season.
India’s global star Priyanka Chopra is no surprise on the list as the actor has brought laurels to the country with her ventures in the West. Her profile begins with her big win at Miss World Pageant in 2000 and wraps up with her being the global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights. “Besides her acting, Chopra also takes time to sing and has released three singles — “In My City,” which aired during NFL games; “Exotic,” with Pitbull; and “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s song.
She has set up her own production company,Purple Pebble Pictures, which released “Ventilator,” a Marathi-language film in 2016,” reads the profile of the Quanti co- actor.
Filmmaker Karan Johar’s profile sings praises of him as ‘one of the most visible faces of Indian entertainment industry’. Karan’s profile says, “The value of Johar in the Indian entertainment space is emphasized by the fact that Amazon Prime Video India’s first announced licensing deal for feature film content was with Dharma.”
Besides Salman Khan , Priyanka Chopra and Karan Johar , the other names include Ekta Kapoor, Aditya Chopra, Mukesh and Anil Ambani, Sidharth Roy Kapur, Subhash Chandra, Punit Goenka, Kishore Lulla and Uday Shankar.
Americans lead the field with aw hopping 362 names followed by the British (28), Chinese (20), French (16) and German (15) with India placed sixth.