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2016 belongs to Sultan! Superstar Salman Khan tops the Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

The other names in the list were Shah Rukh Khan, Virat Kohli, Akshay Kumar and M.S. Dhoni.

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December 23, 2016: 2016 belongs to Sultan. After the success of Sooraj Barjatya directed ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and Aditya Chopra Produced ‘Sultan’, it was not surprising that Salman Khan made it to the top of the Forbes India celebrity 100 List. With an estimated income of Rs. 270.33 crore, Salman Khan replaced Shah Rukh Khan from the top position.

The ranking is based on earnings as well as estimation of fame during the period October 2015 to September 2016.

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It seems that Shah Rukh Khan lost his position due to a mixed year in terms of box office success as well as brands endorsement. He secured the 2nd position with an estimated earning of Rs. 221.75 crore. He was in 3rd position in terms of fame.

In the fame ranking, India’s Test cricket captain, Virat Kohli, was the most famous celebrity. With Rs. 134.33 crore earnings, Kohli made a leap from 7th position in 2015 to 3rd position in 2016.

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Akshay Kumar, with an estimated earning of Rs. 203.03 crore, moved up to Rank 4 on the list. He had great movies like Rustam and Airlift and many endorsements. He had the 11th position in the fame ranking.

Though M.S. Dhoni retired from Test cricket this year, his fame quotient took a shot up this year, reaching 4th position, because of his biopic, ‘M.S. Dhoni- An untold story’. With an estimated earning of Rs. 122.48 crore, M.S. Dhoni was ranked 5th.

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According to PTI, Joy Chakraborthy, Chief Executive of Forbes India, said that the fifth list of richest 100 celebs in India is based on the evaluation of talent from the entertainment world including Bollywood idols and sports celebrities, thereby creating a truly holistic list.

Magazine Editor Sourav Majumdar said, “Movies and sports are very big businesses and this year’s list is also ample evidence of the enormous influence of Bollywood and cricket in the country.”

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Shah Rukh Khan Feels The Need of Video Literacy in Our Country

On work front, Shah Rukh will be seen in Anand L. Rai's "Zero" followed by Mahesh Mathai's "Saare Jahaan Se Achha" playing role of an Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has said that we need to have video literacy in our country.

Shah Rukh Khan was addressing the media at the “Mumbai 2.0” event here on Saturday. It was organised by the Government of Maharashtra along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Shah Rukh said that he wants to work towards growing video literacy in India, he said, “Now I have got the opportunity to do something at least in my field from which our younger generation can learn something. I think with social media, media itself has become a larger platform than it was just with television and films whether it was Indian films or even international television,”

“Social media is making everybody media savvy and I feel we still don’t have video literacy in our country. Cinema is an audio-visual medium and our culture is mainly based on talking. We are the people who listen to music and we talk a lot in our country but we don’t give importance to visual medium. We have poets, writers and singers but visual medium is growing so fast all over the world.”

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We need to have video literacy in India: Shah Rukh Khan.

Shah Rukh added that one has to learn to differentiate between good and bad content, he said, “When we earlier used to listen to ‘Twinkle twinkle little stars’ poem then we used to imagine stars in front of our eyes but now everything is available on internet so, one has to learn to differentiate between good and bad content and for that, we need to have video literacy.”

Shah Rukh said it is important to make sure the younger generation is aware about the glorious culture of the country.

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“I believe in archival and I feel things should be archived. We have film division in Mumbai so, I know that people are making their effort on that front but I wanted to establish an archival centre and that archival centre can develop digital content for children also.”

On work front, Shah Rukh will be seen in Anand L. Rai’s “Zero” followed by Mahesh Mathai’s “Saare Jahaan Se Achha” playing role of an Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma. (IANS)