Deepika Padukone has emerged on top of the 2018 Top 10 Stars of Indian Cinema list unveiled by the Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
The year could be summed up for the actress in just two words, ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘wedding’, but it’s hardly a surprise that she topped the list considering the immense buzz over both.
What’s interesting is that she has left the Khans behind as Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman took up second, third and fifth spots respectively. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was placed at no. 4, whose ‘Fanney Khan’ was her first movie in two years. Though the film didn’t succeed, her headline-worthy Cannes appearance was one of the highlights of the year like every year.
The two actresses proved their popularity by beating the dominance of the Khans, who had taken the first three spots respectively last year. It’s slightly surprising to see the Khans in the list as SRK is gearing up for his first release ‘Zero’ this year, while Salman and Aamir faced setbacks with ‘Race 3’ and ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ failing to live up to expectations. Katrina, who had one release with Aamir, and releases lined up with the other two, SRK’s ‘Zero’ and Salman’s ‘Bharat’ is on no 6.
The most surprising name of the list is Kubbra Sait. The actress gained overnight popularity for her role as Kukoo in the Saif Ali Khan-Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer web series 'Sacred Games.'
Radhika Apte has also made it to the list at no 9. The actress was termed ‘omnipresent’ on Netflix for her three ventures, ‘Lust Stories’, ‘'Ghoul’ and ‘Sacred Games’ apart from her three movies, ‘Pad Man’, ‘AndhaDhun’ and ‘Baazaar’.
The two actresses featuring in a list dominated by the veterans of the industry just goes on to show their popularity following success on digital platforms.
Irrfan, who was in the news for bagging the Best Actor honour at most awards shows, his illness and movies like ‘Blackmail’ and ‘Karwaan’ is at no 8.
The ever-dependable Akshay Kumar delivered two hits, ‘Pad Man’ and '2.0' and deservingly made it to the list at no 10.
Here’s the full list:
1. Deepika Padukone
2. Shah Rukh Khan
3. Aamir Khan
4. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
5. Salman Khan
6. Katrina Kaif
7. Kubbra Sait
8. Irrfan Khan
9. Radhika Apte
10. Akshay Kumar
The popular global website aids viewers in gaining information about films and leave reviews and points on them, leading to a cumulative score. The list has been compiled on the basis of the IMDbPro STARmeter rankings, which are the page views contributed by 250 million monthly visitors to the website.
The platform had also released the list of the Top 10 movies a few days ago where Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘AndhaDhun’ had topped.
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