Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra name added into the list of top 100 influential people of the world as TIME magazine unveiled its 13th annual “TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World” featuring a diverse range of prominent public figures from around the world.
The list contains names of 40 women, takes into account those who have inspired others in the world either positively or negatively, and each person on the list has a profile written about him or her by another notable figure.
The 33-year-old “Bajirao Mastani” star has been wooing the international audience post her American debut show “Quantico” and the actress recently bagged the leading role in Hollywood film ” Baywatch”.
She was pretty pleased and turned to Twitter.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 21, 2016
Dayne Johnson praised her co-star of Baywatch and said:
Before ever meeting Priyanka Chopra, I had heard her name coming out of Bollywood and was impressed: she was beautiful, talented, had made nearly 50 movies, earned multiple awards—a massive star. When we connected around the time she started Quantico, we immediately hit it off. She has drive, ambition, self-respect, and she knows there’s no substitute for hard work.
We always quote the saying “Wear your success like a T-shirt, not like a tuxedo,” and she does—as big a star as she is, as global as she is, as beautiful as she is, there’s this interesting quality of relatability.
Now I’m lucky enough to be working with her on Baywatch. It’s an amazing time to watch as she pierces the U.S. market. She has an ability to inspire people to do more and achieve more.
When I look at her success from the 50,000-ft. View and see everything that Priyanka has already done, is currently doing and has the desire and the bandwidth to do, I can see that her impact is going to be invaluable.
Other Indians who made it to the list include tennis player Sania Mirza, Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, and Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan. Also included are Indian environmentalist Sunita Narain and Indian-American comedian Aziz Ansari.
US President Barrack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have made the list. Republic presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are also featured alongside Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Other US politicians include Speaker of House of Representatives Paul Ryan and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde are among the most prominent women leaders on this list. Other world leaders include Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, French Francois Hollande and Turkish President Recip Tayyip Erdogan.
No one from Pakistan has been included in the prestigious list.