Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who was ranked 34 on earnings for the year 2013 in the second edition of Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list released on Friday, said that the survey is an inflated fantasy for inaccurately portraying his income. The actor is upset with its editors for not validating their estimates with him.
Talking about Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list, Nagarjuna told IANS, "Despite my repeated requests and email, my name appeared with non-validated figures in their latest issue, which I think is an inflated fantasy." The actor-turned-producer added, "It is my hope that the respected business editors' estimates are validated by individuals to be more appropriate."
The celebrity 100 list is arrived at by measuring money (earnings estimates) and fame. According to the list, Nagarjuna's yearly earnings are Rs 20.5 crore and has a fame rank of 75. Among the Telugu actors, Power Star Pawan Kalyan is in the top position with his ranking 26, while Mahesh Babu, Nagarjuna, Sudeep, Ravi Teja, Ram Charan 54, 61, 62, 68 and 69 rankings, respectively in the Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list.
Overall, it was Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, who topped the list on the back of his earnings. The list also has names of Bollywood biggies like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif along with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.