Salman Khan Tops Forbes India's 2017 List

Bollywood Film star Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli retain the top three spots on "Forbes' 100 celebrity list" published today. Like Salman, Shah Rukh also saw commercial failure when his Imtiaz Ali directorial Jab Harry Met Sejal bombed at the box-office. While Raees' total collections came up to Rs 128 crore, the latter couldn't stand a chance at the box office as the film could rake in only Rs 62 crore with a massive budget of Rs 119 crore.

Following at a close second spot is Shah Rukh Khan with earnings amounting to Rs 170.5 crore. Virat Kohli's presence on the 3rd spot surprised didn't surprise many as a Duff & Phelps report claims that the Indian skipper is the most valuable celebrity brand in India, which earned him Rs 100.72 crore this year.

Just on the day when Tiger Zinda Hai hit the theatres, Salman Khan emerges as the Sultan of Indian celebrities.

Virat Kohli is next to the two popular Khans of the Bollywood in the list. However, the top three names are in the same order as they were on the 2016 list. However, their cumulative earnings has declined by nearly 20 percent, down to Rs 504.05 crore compared to last year's total of Rs 626.52 crore.

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While the top three names in Forbes' celebrity list remain unchanged, their collective earnings have dropped nearly 20 per cent from a year ago.

Another celebrity that retained his position is Akshay Kumar, who minted Rs 98.25 crore.

Fans of Rajinikanth (who are legion) will be shocked to discover that the star, surely India's uber-celebrity, places nowhere on the list, after being ranked a poor #30 previous year.

Actresses Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, who ventured towards Hollywood early this year, are ranked at number 7 and 11 respectively. This year he is at the sixth position defeating Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and Ranveer Singh.

  • Stacy Houston