Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra among Variety's 500 most influential people

12:42 PM | 1 Dec, 2017
Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra among Variety's 500 most influential people
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NEW DELHI - Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar in a total of 12 Indians have made it to the Variety's 500 most influential people.

The list includes the likes of  Aditya Chopra, Ekta Kapoor, and the Ambani brothers, Sidharth Roy Kapur, Punit Goenka, Kishore Lulla, Uday Shankar and Subhash Chandra as the ‘influential business leaders shaping the global $2 trillion entertainment industry.’

Variety's twitter account acknowledged Salman Khan "one of the unrelated Khan triumvirate comprising Aamir and Shah Rukh that has been ruling the Bollywood box office for decades."

According to the official website of Variety500, the index list is updated annually relating to the accomplishments of its members.

Priyanka Chopra's profile reads as: "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." It is to be noted that Priyanka has also been the global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights.

"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," has been said for film-maker Karan Johar.