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29 May 2023

Shah Rukh Khan: India’s most powerful? Forbes seems to think so

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan poses for ace photgrapher Dabboo Ratnani. (SUPPLIED)

By Staff

If Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Parveen Babi could make it to the cover of ‘Time’ magazine, then surely it was only a matter of time until India’s biggest brand in Bollywood graduates to that accolade with another powerhouse media title.
If rumours are true, superstar Shah Rukh Khan will become the first actor to appear on the cover page of Forbes for its ‘100 most powerful people in India’ edition.
While more details are yet to emerge, the actor has edged out competition from archrival Salman Khan, along with Aamir Khan and the legendary Amitabh Bachchan to win his moment in the spotlight.
However, this is not the first time that Shah Rukh has been showered with such accolades and titles.
In 2008, ‘Newsweek’ named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world, while in 2011, the ‘Los Angeles Times’ called him “the world’s biggest movie star.”
With his last cinematic outing, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, his estimated net worth is in the ballpark of $600 million.