Indian actors can switch from being page 3 powerhouses to politicians in the blink of an eye. Criminal records get wiped off and entitlement is bestowed upon them by leagues of followers. Check out the 10 Most Powerful Bollywood Celebrities:
1. Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan has managed to graduate from being an actor to being a brand. A powerhouse of brand building schemes, this man weilds power like no other.
2. Amitabh Bachchan
With a powerful wife and an even more powerful political honcho as a BFF, Amitabh Bachchan isn’t just a talented superstar, he is a force to be reckoned with.
3. Salman Khan
Be it authorities or filmmakers, everyone is like play-doh in the hands of Bollywood’s resident bad boy, Salman Khan.
4. Gauri Khan
The Queen Khan of Bollywood might not be an actress but this star wife has the power to change destinies! One flick of her wand as the head of Red Chillies could make people ecstatic or simper with grief.
5. Ekta Kapoor
This lady can change fortunes! The K-star has moved from television to films with ease, growing from strength to strength with every project. Being on her bad side isn’t the smartest decision.
6. Karan Johar
This smooth talker can not only make careers, he can ruin them. Once session on his infamous couch and you could skyrocket to stardom or fade in to oblivion. His superstar posse doesn’t hurt is powerful image either.
7. Priyanka Chopra
Not that she’s an international celebrity, everyone wants a little bit of Piggy Chops. She weilds a fair amount on influence in the Bollywood circle. Having SRK on her side does great things for her power!
8. Akshay Kumar
This handsome actor rakes in the big bucks; everything he touches turns to gold! With all the bling and ka-ching-ching, we aren’t surprised that he has made it to this list. His wife, Twinkle Khanna, does add to the charm.
9. Aamir Khan
A Bollywood superstar, a wildly successful talk show host clambering for change armed with a incredibly intelligent wife – Aamir Khan makes all the right moves.
10. Rohit Shetty
This director blows up everything in his sight – cars, bikes, houses, box office records. Big on explosions, big on star power and raking in the gold, Rohit Shetty has arrived and how!
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