Forbes magazine recently put Aishwarya Rai-Bachan above SRK, Aamir Khan and her former boyfriend Salman Khan. Aishwarya’s husband Abhishek Bachchan is nowhere in the picture.
Rai is among half a dozen Bollywood actors on the list of “Hollywood’s Most Valuable Actors”, compiled by the American publication known for its rankings of the world’s richest persons.
Although at 387th position in the global list of as many as 1,411 actors from across the world, Rai is ranked highest among all the Indian actors and is the only female actor from the country having made to this elite club.
Among male Bollywood actors, Aamir is ranked highest at 540th in the global list, followed by Shah Rukh (735th), Salman (753rd), Irrfan Khan (825th) and Hrithik Roshan (1059th).
The global list, topped by Hollywood actor Will Smith, is based on the bankability of actors around the world, voted by members of the global entertainment industry, Forbes said. The rankings are based on scores given to more than 1,400 working actors globally by the industry people on a scale of zero-to-ten, in terms of their bankability to ensure the financial success of film projects.
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