Being on Time magazine cover is a big honour in itself. It shows your international dominance. Bollywood has only five stars till now who had been featured on the cover of Time Magazine. And guess what, Megastar Amitabh Bacchan or super popular Salman Khan are not in the list.
Quickly coming to the point, here goes the list :
AISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the second Indian Bollywood actor to be featured on the Time cover in 2003.
After being voted as the the most attractive woman of 2003 by the media of UK, and after the screening of Devdas in 2002 Cannes Film Festival, she was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the world’s most influential people, and appeared on the cover of its 2003 Asia edition.
After many socially conscious movies, Khan rocked the nation with his television show “Satyamev Jayate” that questioned the social evils in our society.
In 2012, he is on time magazine cover with title “Khan’s Quest” – “He is breaking the Bollywood mold by tackling India’s social evils. Can an actor change a nation?
AAMIR KHAN (again)
In April 2013, Aamir Khan had been on the cover of this prestigious magazine again. This time he was among TIME magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Noteworthy point is that Aamir Khan hasn’t been listed under the ‘Artists’ category but under the section ‘Pioneers’. Clearly his social activism has outshines his Bollywood credentials this time.
Priyanka Chopra is one talanted actor who is making India proud constantly. First Quantico now Baywatch, It’s an amazing experience to watch her piercing the U.S. market.
In 2016, Time named her one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” and also featured her on the cover of the issue.
We are excited to see what the future holds for the new batch of Bollywood.