The craze for Bollywood goes on unabated in India and with the entry of new talent and some great performances over the last year, fans have more reasons than ever to power their hobby.
But who are the stars that have grabbed the eyeballs online? Google search lets us know.
The likes of Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Tiger Shroff are leading searches on Google. Although filmy background gives them a clear edge, the other non-filmy newbies on screen including Sidhartha Malhotra and Ileana D’cruz have made their way to fans’ hearts too.
An analysis of recent searches on Google (search trends) takes a look at the popularity of these stars among the fans online.
Alia Bhatt’s dream launch in Student of the Year followed by blockbusters movies including Highway and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania powered online interest in her, making her the clear leader among fans for emerging stars.
Aashiqui 2 fame Shraddha Kapoor with her compelling performance in Ek Villian has also grabbed continuous attention from fans online. Interestingly, their standing remains too close as the two continue to work hard to maintain their fast growing fan base.
Among those with no starry backgrounds, Ileana D’Cruz stood out of the crowd with high interest witnessed online.
Among the male stars, young actor Arjun Kapoor has emerged at the top in online search interest - he made his debut in 2012 with Isaqzaade, and took to the spotlight with his blockbuster hit 2 States this year.
Sidhartha Malhotra’s journey with his charming performance in Student of the Year and Hasee Toh Phasee to the thrilling Ek Villian too have been followed closely by fans.