In the reader poll, readers voted for celebrities whom they believed deserved to be on TIME magazine’s list of most influential people. Over 1.2 million votes were cast, and King Khan received four percent of them. Among the other popular names in the poll were footballer Lionel Messi, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, athlete Serena Williams, and actor Michelle Yeoh.
Shah Rukh Khan, known for his exceptional acting skills and charming persona, surpassed each of these notable personalities and emerged as the top choice of readers. This is not the first time that the Bollywood actor has made headlines for his global influence. Earlier, he had been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME magazine in 2018.
On the professional front, Shah Rukh Khan is all set to rule the box office once again with his upcoming film Jawan, directed by Atlee. The film also features Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara in vital roles. Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt will also appear in a cameo in the film. Moreover, the actor also has Dunki in the pipeline, reports India Today.
Jawan is a highly anticipated film that has been in the news since its announcement. It is expected to be a commercial blockbuster, given the star cast and the director’s reputation. The film’s teaser has already been released, and it has received an overwhelming response from the audience.
Shah Rukh Khan’s win in the TIME100 reader poll is a testament to his global appeal and influence. He is not only a Bollywood superstar but also a global icon who has inspired millions of people worldwide. His fans are eagerly awaiting the release of his upcoming films, and with his growing popularity, there’s no doubt that he will continue to dominate the hearts and minds of people for years to come.