Deepika Padukone has been named as one of the‘Most Influential People in the World’ by Time magazine. Making into the list, deepika became the only Indian female actor to be featured in the list.
The list also features persons from the fields of entertainment, politics, business and activism, among others. Some of the prominent presons in the 2018 list are the survivors of the Parkland school shooting, who started the #NeverAgain movement, Virat Kohli, OLA founder Bhavnish Aggarwal, and actors Kumail Nanjiani, Millie Bobby Brown, Greta Gerwig and John Krasinski, Hugh Jackman, Gal Gadot, Nicole Kidman.
Padukone’s co-star from the movie ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’, Vin Diesel says Padukone is “not just here to represent India; she’s here to represent the world.” Writing Kohli’s profile, Sachin Tendulkar said Kohli’s “hunger for runs and consistency” has been remarkable and has become the “hallmark of his game.”
The Return of Xander Cage was a box office success, grossing in excess of $300 million worldwide. Deepika’s latest Bollywood offering, the controversial Padmaavat, has made close to Rs 600 crore worldwide.