Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has emerged on top as the greatest Bollywood star in an UK poll conducted by British Asian weekly newspaper 'Eastern Eye’. The poll was conducted in celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema.
In career spanning over 40 years, the 70 year old legendary actor has delivered blockbuster hits like ‘Sholay’, ‘Deewar’, ‘Zanjeer’, ‘Agneepath’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Anand’ among many others.
“If you take longevity, impact, number of fans and varied body of work into account then Amitabh Bachchan is the greatest movie star in the history of global cinema. No other movie star has remained at the very top for as long as he has or made a positive impact on the lives of so many," said Asjad Nazir, showbiz editor of the magazine.
Madhuri Dixit topped the survey among Bollywood's female actresses and came in at number 4 on the list.
"I am proud to be a part of that and I am also proud to be a part of the whole movement where cinema is getting better and we are trying to do something different," Madhuri said.
"It's wonderful to be highly placed, but it also comes with a great sense of responsibility on my shoulders where I have to do better every time when I am doing something. So I love it and I love what I do," she added.
Raj Kapoor (5), Nargis (6), Dev Anand (7), Waheeda Rehman (8), Rajesh Khanna (9) and Sridevi (10) were the other Bollywood celebrities to make it in Top 10.
Others stars in Top 100 are Salman Khan (11), Aamir Khan (14), Dharmendra (15), Hema Malini (18), Madhubala (24), Kajol (30), Hrithik Roshan (32), Rani Mukerji (38), Kareena Kapoor (43), Mumtaz (50), Saif Ali Khan (59), Priyanka Chopra (86) and Katrina Kaif (93).