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Indrajit Gupta
Editor, Forbes India.

Letter From The Editor: The Magic of Entertainment

Tucked away under that grease paint and the cricket helmet is an incredibly fertile mind that is able to intuitively read consumer aspirations and tastes better than any market researcher
 
F

irst, a statutory warning: This special edition won't give you an inside track on the secret lives of India's best known celebrities or the shallow entertainment derived from the wall-to-wall coverage of page three parties.

Instead, at its core, this Celebrity 100 special edition is about decoding what lies behind the success of India's biggest creative entrepreneurs.

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As someone once said, a celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognised. Yet, tucked away under that grease paint and the cricket helmet is an incredibly fertile mind that is able to intuitively read consumer aspirations and tastes better than any market researcher. The trouble is that we seldom tune in to listen to their innermost motivations, the often piquant twists and turns of their career'and not to forget, the disruptive thinking that goes into their biggest creative bets.

In these pages, you'll come face-to-face with the biggest and the brightest of the lot. Like the man on our cover. My colleagues spent nearly nine hours camping inside Mannat, the mansion that houses India's biggest showman. It was a long wait, but once Shah Rukh Khan decided he wanted to share his biggest entrepreneurial dreams with Forbes India, he cast aside his minders and kept going till almost midnight. Even his peers and closest friends say they can't fathom the rationale behind the patchwork of businesses that SRK has built in recent years. Our cover story, on page 56, is a must read for insights into the mind of one of the country's biggest creative artistes and his bold attempt at laying the foundations of a business empire that could outlive his years as a matinee idol.

Entrepreneurs like Shah Rukh Khan have their eyes on the long-term opportunity. Today, India doesn't quite have a creative economy that is as big and vibrant as a country of a billion people ought to have. As incomes rise and basic needs get covered, spends on entertainment will sky-rocket, as we've seen with IPL cricket. The interplay of technology and new forms of creativity will completely transform the entertainment space over the next decade. It will be one helluva journey!

As this market-based creative economy takes shape, we've decided to occupy ring-side seats to bring you all the action. Along with our stories, we're launching the first Celebrity 100 list in India, which combines money and fame, to arrive at a new pecking order of India's biggest entertainers. Watch out for plenty of surprises when you glance through the rankings on page 38.

Don't wait even a moment. Come, dive into this magical world!

Best,
Indrajit Gupta
Editor, Forbes India
Email: [email protected]
Twitter id: @indrajitgupta  

http://forbesindia.com/column/column/letter-from-the-editor-the-magic-of-entertainment/34561/1






Podcast: Forbes India Celebrity 100

by Deepak Ajwani, Charles Assisi | Jan 26, 2013 | 3095 listen-ins
What lies behind the success of India's biggest creative entrepreneurs
MOST INTERESTING PART OF THIS ARTICLE
Audio Interview-http://forbesindia.com/audio/maga-zine-extra/podcast-forbes-india-celebrity-100/34577



1) Shah Rukh Khan
It has been a fabulous year for King Khan. While his films Don 2 and Ra.One did well in the box office, Brand SRK was a success too, with a long list of 23 endorsements. Off the screen, his team Kolkata Knight Riders won the IPL for the first time

2) Salman Khan
Salman Khan's 2012 release, Ek Tha Tiger, became the second highest Bollywood grosser ever, second only to Aamir Khan 3 Idiots. His second release, Dabangg 2, has also reached the Rs 100 crore club. His philanthropic initiative, Being Human, offered to free 400 prisoners by paying off their dues

3) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni had a poor year when it came to Tests, but in the limited overs forms, he continued his excellent show, finishing with averages of 68 in ODIs and 53 in T20Is. In 2012, Captain Cool also made forays outside cricket, launching his own superbike team

4) Akshay Kumar
Bollywood's Khiladi Akshay Kumar broke into the big league this year with two movies, Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore. The year saw him consolidate his reputation as a dependable star and much is expected from the three releases he has in 2013

5) Amitabh Bachchan
2012 was a relatively quiet year for Amitabh Bachchan, who only had a guest appearance in English Vinglish and a forgettable role in Department. However, on TV, he was back to anchoring Kaun Banega Crorepati. In 2013, he will share screen space with Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

6) Sachin Tendulkar
India's favourite son reached a milestone, scoring a ton of tons in international cricket. Sachin Tendulkar retired from ODIs in 2012 with a stellar 18,426 runs and 2013 may well be his last year as an international cricketer

7) Kareena Kapoor
While Kareena Kapoor's Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, heroine and Agent Vinod faired average in the box office, Talaash turned out to be an unexpected success. Her hectic year ended with the much-awaited marriage with Saif Ali Khan

8) Virender Sehwag
At home, Virender Sehwag was Delhi Daredevil's highest scorer in IPL 5 with a strike rate of 164. But his international record wasn't as sparkling and he was dropped from the ODI side by the end of the year

9) Virat Kohli
2012 was an exceptional year for Virat Kohli who averaged 39 in T20Is, 49 in Tests and a staggering 68 in ODIs. The year ended with him winning the ICC ODI Player of the Year award

10) Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif, a successful star for many years now, reached the peak in 2012 with Ek Tha Tiger and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. In 2013, she is expected to consolidate her accomplishments with Dhoom 3 and Dostana 2

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Popularity? Not sure why Kareena is on there, most people hate her ROFL

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Congrats to Sachin, SRK, Sewagh and Virat!Party

Virat is on the list YEEEAH!Dancing

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Dhoni is there as well!<3


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Came to say hi and to congo the topic maker 

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Came to say hi and to congo the topic maker 
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Don't Go Jess.Audio Interview Is Quite Interesting.You'll Love To Hear It..Wink

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Popularity? Not sure why Kareena is on there, most people hate her ROFL
 
Forbes is not an entertainment magazine...its a business magazine...Popularity was just one of the many criterions used by them to determine the most powerful celebrities...Too bad for the people who hate Kareena...they can go and sulk in a corner until the next edition comes out in 2014...because this position is not going to change till thenLOL
 
 
@ TDK...thanks for sharing...loved what the editor had to say about Shahrukh...the biggest and the brightest.Cool..Way to go ShahrukhClap

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