Friday, 10 April, 2020


Priyanka Chopra congratulates Deepika Padukone for featuring in TIME's most influential list

TIME 100 Most Influential People of 2018 EntertainmentBollywood Time’s 100 Most Influential People 2018 By sagar
Hannah Rogers | 20 April, 2018, 14:26

The US actor, producer, director and screen writer Vin Diesel has scripted the profile for Deepika, who figures among the most influential artists of the year. We're lucky to have Kumail. Deepika is "not just a star, but an actor's actor", he said, adding that she represents "not only India, but the entire world". The list also features persons from the fields of entertainment, politics, business and activism, among others.

The actress also enjoys a huge fan following, a testimony of which is seen on her social media platforms with a follower base of more than 75 million. Sachin Tendulkar, the former Indian legendary cricketer, wrote the Delhi-born batsman's profile in the popular journal where he highlighted Virat's eagerness to succeed in world cricket. He further confirmed what most people are already aware of, stating, "She is as a performer".

Encashing on her popularity and audience pull, the actress is also touted as a brand favourite with as many as 18 highly coveted brands in her portfolio. She has spoken about her battle with depression and has been working towards creating awareness with her NGO The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLF). Tendulkar said the U-19 World Cup was very important for India, as it would define the next bunch of youngsters who would go on to represent the nation. "That was the first time I watched this young, passionate player lead India", Tendulkar wrote.

Not only Deepika Padukone, PeeCee even congratulated Indian cricket captain and Anushka Sharma's husband Virat Kohli for making it to the same list, she tweeted, "So happy and proud to see my friends @deepikapadukone and @imVkohli on the #Time100 list".

"Playing county cricket will help me improve my game", Kohli told NDTV. Priyanka also makes a cameo appearance in this year's list - she was invited by Time to write about actress and royal-to-be Meghan Markle.

Deepika scored a success at the box office this year with the epic drama "Padmaavat" in which she played the title role.

"The TIME 100, always a reflection of its moment, looks quite different than in the past".

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