Reader’s Digest ranks A.R. Rahman as “most trusted” Bollywood figure

March 3rd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Nevada (US), Mar 3 (ANI): Oscar winner composer A.R. Rahman is the “most trusted” Bollywood personality, according to a survey published in March edition of Reader’s Digest (India).

He ranks number five on a list of 100 “most trusted” Indians of all categories. He is followed by National Award (NA) winner megastar Amitabh Bachchan (Black), who ranked at 14.

Ranks of other Bollywood celebrities were: Cannes nominated musician Zakir Hussain (Apocalypse Now) 16, NA winner actor-director-producer Aamir Khan (Lagaan) 18, Cannes nominated director-screenwriter Shyam Benegal (Zubeidaa) 32, actor-director-producer Jaspal Bhatti (Fanaa) 43, NA winner lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar (Veer- Zaara) 46, Fimfare Award (FA) winner actor-producer Shah Rukh Khan (My Name is Khan) 53, FA winner actress Sushmita Sen (Biwi No. 1) 64, FA winner actor Rajnikanth (Nallavanuku Nallavan) 67, NA winner actor-scriptwriter-director Kamal Haasan (Indian) 71, FA winner actress Aishwarya Rai (Devdas) 82, and producer Ekta Kapoor (Kyaa Kool Hai Hum) 95.

Congratulating Rahman on topping the list in Bollywood category, Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that although Bollywood was gaining popularity worldwide but it appeared from this ranking that it needed to gain more trust of Indians. Though Bollywood’s reach was quite higher than other categories, only 13 Bollywood celebrities appeared on this list of 100, Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added. (ANI)

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