Deepika Padukone has made it to the top of IMDb’s 2018 Top 10 Stars of Indian Cinema’ list, beating the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan.
The leading global movie website unveiled its ‘Top 10 Stars of Indian Cinema’ list on Tuesday. The rankings are based on IMDbPro STARmeter rankings, which ranks the stars on the basis of the actual page views of the more than 250 million unique monthly visitors to IMDb, throughout the year.
Shah Rukh Khan grabbed the second position on the list, followed by Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Kubbra Sait, Irrfan Khan, Radhika Apte and Akshay Kumar. SRK maintained his fan following and was as popular among the netizens as ever, despite not having a single release at the time the list was released.
According to Neha Gureja, Head of International Expansion at IMDb, Padukone owes her rank to her strong performance in this year’s blockbuster film ‘Padmaavat’. The actress also made it to Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, where she was ranked 4th highest earning celebrity this year, making her the first woman to make it to the top 5. She recently got married to her long-time boyfriend and Padmaavat co-star Ranveer Singh at a private ceremony in Italy.
According to the list, Radhika Apte, who is ranked on number 9, has the most number of wide releases compared to any other star on this year’s top stars list. Some of her top performances include ‘Andhudhun’, where she starred opposite Ayushmann Khurrana, ‘Padman’ and Netflix India’s ‘Sacred Games’.