When the ‘Dabangg’-girl turned ‘Akira’, she underwent a role change, bringing some shock element.
Till then, she had played safe and traditional roles.
For Sonakshi fans, it was a treat to see her in the revamped avatar.
Sonakshi Sinha in her new avatar for ‘Akira’ (Image: Twitter)
Priyanka Chopra, or PeeCee as she is popularly called, on the other hand, saw a slump in the B-world in 2016. This, primarily, because her focus has shifted across the Atlantic to ‘Quantico’ pastures. This could be one of the reasons why there has been a dip in her search on the web.
A poster from ‘Quantico’ starring Priyanka Chopra (Image: Twitter)
Meanwhile, Farhan Akhtar raced from last year’s 11th position to give Sonakshi company at the second slot. ‘Rock On 2’ slated for a November release, and news of his 16-year marriage to stylist Adhuna Akhtar heading for a splitsville, together, added to his search volume.
With ‘Rock On 2’ set for a November release, Jr Akhtar is truly ruling the social media (Image: Twitter)
For mommy-to be Kareena Kapoor-Khan, a visit from the stork has brought good news in ways more than one. The Jr Begum of Pataudi finished third this year, much improvement from last year’s tenth slot.
Kareena Kapoor’s flaunts her baby bump (Image: AFP)
Despite ‘Ki & Ka’ doing a disastrous outing at the box-office, Arjun Kapoor has shot up from the 18th position to finish fourth this year. There were also rumours of a link-up with Sonakshi Sinha during the filming of ‘Tevar.
Shraddha Kapoor, who ruled the charts last year, has slipped from the second to the fifth place, probably because of no good shows at the movies. With only ‘Baaghi’ to her credit, Shraddha’s online popularity has taken a sort of beating. Also, Tiger Shroff, who featured in Baaghi, has also garnered attention for his style and looks, and he ties fourth alongside Arjun Kapoor.
Shraddha Kapoor’s search value on social media has taken a beating in 2016 (Image: PTI)
“Cinema and celebrity culture continue to be synonymous with Indian consumers,” said Venkat Krishnapur, head of R&D operations for Intel Security’s India Development Centre.
The list of most sensational celebs of 2016 (Source: Intel)