The difference is huge and only 3 Indian actors till date have done this to have cover stories on them. Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. Deepika Padukone recently made India proud by gracing the global cover of TIME magazine, one of the most influential and highly respected magazines in the world. With this, she not only joins the elite club of global figures such as Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and several other prominent Western personalities, but also Indian icons such as Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sachin Tendulkar, Sonia Gandhi, Mother Teresa and several others on whom global cover stories are based.
Ironically, several other Indian actors have been featured in TIME as part of the magazine’s lists such as TIME 100 Most
Powerful people in the world, but we all know very well that being on the cover of TIME and the cover story of TIME magazine is incomparable. Being a visual representation of a list and having an in-depth personality cover story are two completely different things in journalism, which makes this achievement even more rare and highly prized.
When it comes to personalities from Indian cinema, interestingly, only 3 Indian actors have made it to TIME’s global covers with an in-depth look at their journeys and endeavours. Back in 2003, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan led the way as she was called the ‘New Face of Film’, a person seen as the leader of the invasion as Bollywood went global and modern. Later in 2012, Aamir Khan was featured on the cover titled “Khan’s Quest – Can an Actor Change a Nation” in recognition of the global impact of his TV show Satyamev Jayate and his personal efforts to raise awareness of key issues in Indian society . The latest actor featured on the cover of TIME is Deepika Padukone. With the cover of TIME Magazine, which reads ‘Global Star – Deepika Padukone Takes the World to Bollywood’, India’s most successful and celebrated female superstar has cemented her position as the country’s first truly global ambassador.
The superstar made history by becoming the first actor to be given such a powerful title and description by TIME, as it was the first time an international media heavyweight recognized not Indians turning to the West, but the West turning to India.
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