SRK voted as powerful man
King Khan’s name, fame and glory is unquestionable and indescribable. His power has been recognized by the prestigious US-based magazine 'Newsweek.' A poll conducted by the magazine placed Shahrukh Khan 41 amongst 50 other powerful people. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also finds place in the magazine and she ranked 17th.
Placing Mrs. Gandhi at the 17th spot, the magazine said: "Although India’s political scene is driven by factions, Congress remains the strongest national force, and the Italian-born wife of Rajiv Gandhi rules it unchallenged. In the world’s largest democracy, she’s queen." Shahrukh Khan, ranked 41, was described as the "King of Bollywood.”
"It's not just that his (Shahrukh Khan) romantic flicks make gazillions, it's where those gazillions come from. Khan is huge in the Muslim world, even in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where the mullahs ban his films”, the newsweekly said.
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