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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has now become the richest Indian celebrity

MUMBAI:5/12/18:Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has now become the richest Indian celebrity, according to the 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list.The Race 3 actor has topped in the list for the third consecutive year. Others on the list include cricketer Virat Kohli, Akshay Kumar, and actress Deepika PadukonThe actor’s earnings are pegged at Rs 253.25 crore.  Salman,  maintained the top spot with help of releases in 2017 and 2018 like “Tiger Zinda Hai” and “Race 3”. His earnings were backed by endorsements of several consumer-facing brands, and constitute 8.06 percent of the total earnings — Rs 3,140.25 crore — of the top 100 celebrities for the year, read a statement from Forbes.



A statement disclosed The 2018 Forbes India Celebrity 100 List rankings are based on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities. The period under consideration is October 1,  2017  to September 30, 2018.Other  chnages  in the list  include,  Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli who jumped one spot to the second rank, while Shah Rukh Khan with mo releases in 2017 dropped down to the 13th rank.

Newly-wed Deepika Padukone broke into the top five on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list and became the first woman celebrity to find a place in the top five at the 4th rank. Deepika was last seen in the controversial hit release ‘Padmavat’.


Brian Carvalho, Editor, Forbes India, said: “The Celebrity 100 is a definitive barometer of earnings of celebrities. Besides the earnings charts and cover stories on high-fliers like Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone, we have also covered in the Celebrity 100 Special issue a whole new generation of celebrities







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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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