The massive boom in the digital world since the last few years has proven to be a boon for the global audience. With boundaries being transcended on a regular basis as we see class-apart content being shared with audiences of other countries and cultures, we experience the world of entertainment coming together like never before.
This limitless exchange includes everything from the varied selection of films to music to digital content and has made the content created by Indian makers be appreciated abroad as well. And some of the names who have made waves in our country have caught the attention of world media as well.
In the Variety 500 of 2020 that was released recently, they followed their annual tradition and named 500 people who have been greatly influential to entertainment worldwide. And it comes as a moment of pride and pleasure for all of us that not one or two, but eight names from this esteemed list are Indians.
Superstars like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar have been acknowledged for their box office successes that were brought by impactful films. Well-known producers, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala have been applauded for their contribution to cinema in terms of good content and in Kapur’s case, it is also the amazing way he serves as the Chairperson of the Producer’s Guild of India. The queen of television, as she is fondly known, Ekta Kapoor is also a part of this list. Her efforts in the daily soap opera world as well as in the digital market are receiving strong commendations.
Other Indians in this list include notable film distributor Kishore Lulla who has tied hands with Hollywood to work on a streaming service, Southern industry’s media baron Kalanithi Maran, Guru Gowrappan who has achieved milestones in content, advertising and technology for a telecom company with renowned digital brands. And of course, we have Mukesh Ambani whose brand Jio has become a household name not only as a telecom service but also a digital streaming service.
They share the list with other popular celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Tom Cruise, Mark Zuckerberg and many more. The way these personalities have achieved one milestone after the other on the global level is an inspiration to all of us.