Shahrukh Khan in the race for world’s most influential people
Votes for himself!
Mon, Apr 05, 2010 08:11:55 GMT
As their annual ritual, the Time magazine will soon give us the list of world’s most influential people of 2010. The voting has started and Bollywood badshah Shahrukh Khan is one of the top contenders from India. And guess with whom he is competing? The US President Barack Obama!
Well, SRK is not the only one among the 201 iconic personalities; there are other five Indians too. Actress Preity Zinta, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and writer Chetan Bhagat along with our PM Dr. Manmohan Singh are vying for the world’s top 100.
According to Time website, Shahrukh is “one of the Bollywood’s richest men, with an estimated net worth in excess of $500 million.” And behind him is the force of Bollywood as actresses Priyanka Chopra, Mallika Sherawat and good friend Karan Johar are supporting him.
On Saturday, even SRK voted for himself. He tweets, “…went & voted for myself on the Time poll 2010 for most influential. Can’t think of a more cheesy thing I have done lately.”
Have a look, who else is there: Filmmaker James Cameron, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, R&B diva Beyonce Knowles and actress Meryl Streep. And who is leading? It’s the pop artist Lady GaGa with 1,39,284 votes.