The variety 500 annual lists of ‘Important People in Global Media’ of the year 2019 is finally out. 10 Indians are included in the list.
The list includes Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, filmmakers Aditya Chopra, Ronnie Screwala, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ekta Kapoor, Eros International’s Kishore Lulla, Disney’s Uday Shankar, Sun’s Kalinthi Maran, and Reliance Industries’ Mukesh Ambani.
In his profile, Variety called Shah Rukh ‘one of Indian cinema’s great global romantic stars’. Aamir gets addressed as ‘hugely popular Bollywood actor-producer’. “The 2018 Khan starrer Thugs of Hindostan was a disappointment but only by his own exalted standards,” the profile read.
Among a few names from Hollywood are A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood’s Tom Hanks, Marriage Story actor Scarlett Johansson, Captain Marvel star Brie Larson, Avengers director Joe Russo and Watchmen star Regina King among many others.
For the uninitiated, Shah Rukh was last seen in Zero and Aamir was last seen in Thugs of Hindostan. Both the films released in late 2018 and did not fare well at the box office.