Shah Rukh Khan Makes It To TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential List, Here's What Deepika Padukone Said

Shah Rukh Khan and SS Rajamouli have been named in TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential List.

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Updated: April 14, 2023 | 11:01 IST
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Shah Rukh Khan and SS Rajamouli have been named in TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential List.

Actor Shah Rukh Khan and director SS Rajamouli have been named in TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People List of 2023. The other names in the list are author Salman Rushdie, television host and judge Padma Lakshmi, US President Joe Biden, King Charles, Bella Hadid, Elon Musk and Beyonce. In the list, Shah Rukh Khan's profile has been written by his 'Pathaan' co-star Deepika Padukone while Alia Bhatt has written the profile for SS Rajamouli.

In the profile for SRK, Deepika wrote: "I’ll never forget the first time I met Shah Rukh Khan. I had just arrived in Mumbai from Bangalore with one suitcase and a dream. The next thing I knew, I was sitting in his house! I was being considered for a role in a film opposite him. It’s been 16 years since. What makes our relationship special is the love, trust, and respect we have for one another."

"Shah Rukh Khan will forever be known as one of the greatest actors of all time. But what truly sets him apart is his mind, his chivalry, his generosity. The list goes on. For someone who has known him intimately and cares for him deeply, 150 words will never do justice to the phenomenon that is Shah Rukh Khan," she added.

While talking about SS Rajamouli, 'RRR' star Alia Bhatt wrote: "The first time I met SS Rajamouli was at the preview of Baahubali 2. We were all extremely starstruck. And even while I was watching the movie, I was like, Oh my God, what a dream it would be to work with this director. Lo and behold, the dream came true."

"Being directed by him in RRR was like going to school all over again. He knows the audience he’s serving. He knows what beats to hit, what turns to take. I call him the master storyteller, because he genuinely loves the flair and abandon of stories. And he brings us together. India is a massive country with diverse demographics, tastes, and culture. But he gets that—and he unites us through his movies," she added.

Shah Rukh Khan had earlier also won the 2023 Time100 readers poll. In this particular poll, the readers voted for the individuals they felt deserved a spot on TIME's annual list of the most influential people.

Shah Rukh Khan had earned 4 per cent of the total votes.

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