Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has added another feather to his illustrious cap by being named among the ‘50 Smartest Celebrities on Twitter’ by TIME Magazine. The star of such box office smash hits as Holiday and OMG: Oh My God is ranked in 25th position, and is the only Bollywood star to be featured on the prestigious list.
Joining Akshay Kumar on the Time list is Indian composer, A.R Rahman, Oprah Winfrey, Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and Willow Smith. Topping the list is Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, followed by Justin Bieber’s mother.
TIME explained that they came up with the list using a reading comprehension test known as Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG). “The SMOG test measures the number of three syllable words used in a text to calculate the years of education required to understand it. An environmental activist, DiCaprio often tweets about ‘conservation’ and ‘global warming’, which may have helped him earn the top spot,” TIME said in an article published on Wednesday. The instrument, according to TIME, is intended to process English words only.
This is not the first time that Akshay Kumar has received global recognition, as he has topped many style, fashion and celebrity icon lists, and has also been lauded by The Observer newspaper (UK) as being more famous than Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
Akshay Kumar is preparing for the release of his upcoming film, It’s Entertainment, which releases on the 8th of August 2014.