Salman Khan tops Forbes India Celebrity 100 list
Salman Khan has topped the 2017 Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for the second consecutive year. There is some good news for bollywood’s Sultan and it is not about his latest offering Tiger Zinda Hai that is hitting the theaters on Friday. This one is about the Forbes India list, ranking celebrities related earnings of celebrities. The period under consideration is October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017. The methodology for calculating the ranking may have changed this year but the list’s top three names have remained constant. Salman Khan for the second successive year, grabbed the top spot, despite the subdued box office performance of his film Tubelight. The actor earned Indian 232.83 crore, while Shah Rukh Khan followed with Rs. 170.5 crore retaining his position at number two as did India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli, with Rs. 100.72 crore, at third spot. The cumulative earnings of the top three have declined by almost 20 per cent from Rs 626.52 crore last year to Rs 504.05 crore this year. “We are delighted to present yet another collector’s edition of Forbes India which will hit the stands soon. Over the years this list has established itself as the definitive benchmark of who’s making what in the entire entertainment world.” Said, Joy Chakraborthy, CEO – Forbes India and President – Revenue.