SRK, Rajamouli in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People List

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“RRR” and “Bahubali” franchise directors Rajamouli and Shah Rukh Khan have made it to the esteemed list of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people. With this, they have become the only two Indians who have secured a place in the magazine. 

Alia Bhatt has written the profile for SS Rajamouli stating that “He knows his audience he is serving. He knows what beats to hit and what turns to take”. Deepika Padukone wrote for Shah Rukh Khan stating that she has known him forever as one of the greatest actors of all time. 

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Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone have also written about the time when they first met Rajamouli and SRK. 

Alia Bhatt played a vital role in the blockbuster movie RRR. She recounted that she first met SS Rajamouli during the Baahubali 2 preview. She also added that while she was watching the movie, she was starstruck and thought that it would be a dream come true to work with this talented director. She was so happy when her dream came true.

She also recalled the time when she asked Rajamouli for some acting advice and he said that “Whatever choice you make just do it with love. Because even if the film doesn’t work, the audience will see love in your eyes for what you’re doing. She stated that she loved working with SS Rajamoul.

Deepika Padukone on the other hand has been the co-actor of Shah Rukh Khan has stated that 150 words will never do justice to Shah Rukh Khan’s personality. She has further written that “what sets him truly apart is his mind, his chivalry, his generosity. The list goes on….”. The Actress recalls the time when she first met SRK in Mumbai at his house. 

She arrived in the city from Bangalore when she was offered a role against SRK. Since then it has been in 16 years in the industry for her. She can never forget how she entered her dream world with SRK beside her. She came with just one suitcase and a lot of dreams in her eyes. Deepika cherishes the love and respect she has for SRK and adds that this is what makes their relationship more string with each other.  

Shah Rukh Khan made an entry blast after 4 years with the blockbuster movie “Pathaan” in January 2023. The fame of SRK created a buzz among his fans that the film broke all box office records domestically and internationally.  

The “Pathaan” movie was made on Rs 25 crore budget and managed to profit Rs 543.09 crore at the domestic box office. It also collected Rs 1,050.05 crore internationally. The film “Pathaan” also created hype in the overseas market and collected Rs 392.55 crore. 

The list of fame does not end here, Pathaan also received love from famous people all around the world like Syrian swimmers and activists Yusra Mardini and Sara Mardini, Beyonce, US President Joe Biden, British Monarch King Charles, OpenAI’s Sam Altman, Bella Hadid, the Satanic Verses and Midnight’s Children author Salman Rushdie, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, and Twitter CEO Elon Musk.


Q1: Which celebrities have made it to the list of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people?

Ans: Rajamouli, the director of the “RRR” and “Bahubali” movies, and star Shah Rukh Khan have been included in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most important people. They are now the only two Indians who have gained a spot in the magazine. 

Q2: Who has written the profiles for Shah Rukh Khan and Rajamouli in Time Magazine?

Ans: According to Alia Bhatt, who wrote the profile for SS Rajamouli, “he knows his audience.” He understands what rhythms to strike and which turns to take.” Deepika Padukone wrote for Shah Rukh Khan, describing him as “one of the greatest actors of all time.” Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt have also written about their first meeting with Rajamouli and SRK. 

Q3: What did Alia Bhatt write for Shah Rukh Khan in Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people?

Ans: Alia Bhatt recalled meeting SS Rajamouli for the first time during the Baahubali 2 trailer. She also stated that while viewing the film, she was starstruck and believed that working with this amazing filmmaker would be a dream come true. She also recounted asking Rajamouli for acting guidance, and he said, “Whatever choice you make, do it with love.” Because even if the film fails, the viewers will see your enthusiasm for what you’re doing. 


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