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Business Week names Rajini in Top 50 Indians list
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By: Settu Shankar
Friday, August 17, 2007
America's leading business magazine Business Week has named Superstar Rajinikanth in their top 50 Indian personalities list. The magazine called the Superstar the "King of the South Indian Film Industry and the 'the deciding force of South Cinema'. Other names on the list were The Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran, business leaders Ratan Tata and Mukesh Ambani, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, Actress Aishwarya Rai, cricketers Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and "movers and shakers" of modern contemporary India.
According to the Magazine, in India's 60th year of independence, the names on the list are representative of changing times. There are politicians who actually work, corporate types who think globally, athletes who aim high, and designers who ensure India is in season. And film world is now teaming up with Hollywood to start rewriting India's film standards.