MUMBAI: Padmaavat star Deepika Padukone overtook Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar to emerge as the most popular star of Indian cinema on IMDb. The Internet Movie Database on Tuesday announced its list of Top Stars of Indian Cinema in 2018. Deepika Padukone, who starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat earlier this year, topped the list, followed by Zero actor Shah Rukh Khan.
According to a statement, the list was derived using data from IMDbPro Star meter rankings, which are based on page views of more than 250 million monthly visitors to the platform. Neha Gureja, Head of International for IMDb, said, “Deepika Padukone’s strong performance in this year’s Padmaavat pushed her into the top spot on the 2018 IMDb Top Stars of Indian Cinema list.”
“Radhika Apte delighted audiences this year, appearing in two of the IMDb Top Indian Movies of 2018 – ‘AndhaDhun’ (which ranked number 1) and ‘Padman’ (ranked number 6). Akshay Kumar, the bold protagonist in ‘Padman’ rounds out the Top Stars list at number 10,” she added.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan earned the second spot, which was followed by Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Kubbra Sait, Irrfan Khan, Radhika Apte and Akshay Kumar.
The full list comprises: Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Kubbra Sait, Irrfan Khan, Radhika Apte and Akshay Kumar.
Earlier this month, IMDb had also released its list of top 10 Indian Movies of 2018, which was aced by Sriram Raghavan’s AndhaDhun followed by Ratsasan, 96, Mahanati and Badhaai Ho in the top five spots.
Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film is an untitled biopic on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. The film will be directed by Meghna Gulzar who shot to fame with Raazi. Vikrant Massey will be her co-star.