He commands respect wherever he goes. With over 40 years worth of experience in the industry with a title from his early career ‘The Angry Young Man’, Amitabh Bachchan is known worldwide. His appearances have not just been limited to the big screen. Big B has also scored big time hosting the popular Indian game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati (Who Wants To Be a Millionaire). A cameo appearance in The Great Gatsby has just added to his ever-growing popularity. He is also a very active blogger and interacts greatly on social media.
Mr. Perfectionist has a lot of blockbusters parading as feathers in his cap. 3 Idiots, Ghajini and Lagaan to name but a few, with Lagaan being nominated for an Oscar. He’s had Prince Charles mark the clapper for a scene in his film, Mangal Pandey, The Rising.
SHAH RUKH KHAN
The mass hysteria that follows the Baadshah of Bollywood is phenomenal. He justifies his name ‘King of Bollywood’ by reigning in the hearts of many. With romance as his strongest weapon, King Khan tackles many others roles with ease. He also has his own production house and has been listed as one of the world’s most powerful men in a popular magazine.
AISHWARIYA RAI BACHCHAN
Former Miss World in 1994 and also the first runner up of the Miss India pageant, this beautiful lady is known worldwide. She’s married to Bollywood’d superstar’s son, Abhishek Bachchan and created quite a stir when they had their first baby and kept a dignified silence over her post baby weight. She has graced the carpets at Cannes and commands respect and awe wherever she goes. Her debut into Hollywood was in Pink Panther 2.
Jade Goody’s racist rants bought her a lot of sympathy and votes, but she did win England’s Celebrity Big Brother in 2007. Besides that Shilpa owns a cricket team in the Indian Premier League and who can forget that kiss Richard Gere gave her at an AIDS awareness rally in new Delhi that added to her ever-increasing popularity?
She seems to be part of the furniture on the French red carpet events is the first Indian to be offered to pose nude on the cover of Playboy magazine. She turned it down but it hasn’t muted her popularity in Hollywood.