PESHAWAR: Several Pakistani stars, including singer Atif Aslam and actress Yumna Zaidi, have made it to the British newspaper Eastern Eye’s list of Asia’s 50 most influential showbiz personalities.
A full list of influential showbiz personalities from Eastern Eye will be released on December 10 which includes several Pakistani actors and singers. According to the newspaper, Indian actor Prabhas is at the first position in the list of ’50 most influential showbiz personalities of Asia’ while British actor of Pakistani origin Riz Ahmed is at the second position. Third on the list is Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.
Apart from Pakistan and India, the list also includes showbiz personalities from other countries including United Kingdom, Singapore, Bangladesh, Thailand and Indonesia. Pakistani-American actor Kamil Nanjiani is sixth on the list, while Pakistani actress Sajal Aly is seventh. She is the first Pakistani actress to make it into the top 10.
The British newspaper’s list also includes Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan who is ranked 32nd and is the oldest person in the list. Among the 50 most influential showbiz personalities in Asia, Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu is at 14th, Akshay Kumar is at 18th, Arman Malik is at 19th, Shah Rukh Khan is at 27th and model Asim Riaz is at 44th.
In the list, Pakistani actress Sajal Aly is in the top ten while Hadiqa Kayani is at 30th position. Among the influential showbiz personalities, singer Atif Aslam is at 25th position while Yumna Zaidi is at 35th position and Bilal Abbas is at 39th position.