Entertainment Desk
Priyanka Chopra’ name has been listed in Variety magazine’s list of 500 most influential business leaders who are shaping the global entertainment industry.
The Quantico star’s illustrious career in Bollywood and various philanthropic initiatives have been mentioned by Variety.
Although she had envisioned an engineering career, Chopra changed direction after winning the 2000 Miss World Pageant, when she received offers to act in Indian films. Variety’s Derek Elley praised her “solid screen debut” in Bollywood with 2003’s ‘The Hero: Love Story of a Spy’. But her career took off after she played the love interest in Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Krrish’ in 2006.
Billionaire Ambani brothers Mukesh and Anil along with Bollywood superstars Salman Khan are also among the dozen Indians named in Variety magazine’s list of 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global USD 2 trillion entertainment industry.
Other Indians in the list include writer-director Karan Johar, Star India CEO Uday Shankar, Essel Group Chairman Subhash Chandra, Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films, Balaji Telefilms’ Ekta Kapoor, Zee Entertainment CEO Punit Goenka and Siddharth Kapur of The Film and Television Producers Guild of India Ltd.
“Variety 500 is an index of the 500 most influential business leaders shaping the global $2 trillion entertainment industry,” Variety said on its website. “Updated annually, the Variety 500 reflects the accomplishments of its members over the previous 12 months. They were selected by the Variety editorial board, which conducted extensive research for its selections.”
—Source: Indian Express