While Forbes India announced the Celebrity 100 list, the magazine released only a few covers celebrating the top achievers of the years. The Forbes India covers include the ‘Game changer’ Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone ‘Taking the centre stage’, ‘Mr. Dependable’ Ayushmann Khurrana, Sachin Tendulkar hitting ‘The right pitch’, ‘Lord of the 90 minutes’ Sunil Chhetri and the ‘Radical and Apt’ Radhika Apte.
Akshay Kumar who has been actively standing up for relevant topics in the society with his intriguing and entertaining films has been termed as the Game changer by Forbes India as he graces the cover of the magazine.
Deepika Padukone has been on an all-time high achieving one milestone at a time and taking the center stage. The actress who started the year on a powerful note with the blockbuster success of Padmaavat went on to make the nation proud by not just featuring in TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people list but also raising a toast at the party. Bollywood’s leading lady further went on to become the only woman ever to appear in the top 5 of the richest celebrities of India as touted by Forbes India. The actress also reclaimed her throne of the sexiest Asian Woman. Deepika Padukone currently is the highest paid actress of Bollywood apart from being the most commercially viable actress.
Ayushmann Khurrana has had an eventful year with back to back success breaking through the mould of the commercial entertainers. The actor who is known for his slice of life films impressed the audience with AndhaDhun which went on to become a sleeper hit raking in the heavy moolah at the box office. Ayushmann further tasted success with Badhaai Ho, which is still running strong at the theaters. With unconventional topics and solid box office performances, Ayushmann has emerged to be Mr Dependable for upcoming projects.
Sachin Tendulkar has been one of the most popular faces in the brand world and continues to rule the hearts of his fans worldwide. After taking the audience on a nostalgic ride with his docudrama film last year, Sachin Tendulkar graced the cover of Forbes as he is hitting the right pitch in his career right now.
Sunil Chhetri who has become synonymous to Football in India is touted to be the Lord of the 90 minutes on the cover of Forbes. The captain of the Indian football team received an overwhelming response from Football fans across the nation as they filled the stadiums after Chhetri’s plea. One of the most loved sports personalities of India, Sunil Chhetri graced the cover of Forbes.
The ‘Radical and Apt’ Radhika Apte bagged the Woman of the Year title owing to the success of her varied ventures spanning across multiple platforms. It has been a great year for Radhika Apte with the consecutive successes of her various projects from Padman to AndhaDhun and Baazaar.
While only a few made it to the covers of Forbes, the Forbes Celebrity 100 list included names like Salman Khan, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, and Ajay Devgn amongst others.