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Priya Prakash Varrier most searched personality on Google in 2018

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New Delhi, Dec 12: Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who shot to fame following her ‘wink song’ ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi…’ from the film ‘Oru Addar Love’ has become the most searched personality of the year, Google India said on Wednesday.

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The Malayalam actress was followed by Priyanka Chopra’s spouse Nick Jonas in the list of most searched personalities. Priyanka herself was the fourth most searched personality on Google.

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The second and fifth positions went to dance performer Sapna Choudhary and actor Sonam Kapoor’s husband Anand Ahuja respectively.

The interest in royal weddings spiked as American actor turned Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle also figured in the list of most-searched-for personalities from India, Google revealed in its “Year in Search” results.

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The top five search terms centred around “How to..” were – how to send stickers on Whatsapp, how to link Aadhaar with mobile number, how to make rangoli, how to port mobile number and how to invest in bitcoin.

Some of the interesting search terms centred around “What is…” were – what is section 377, what is happening in Syria, what is kiki challenge, what is me too campaign, what is ball tampering.

This year, sports and entertainment dominated the top trending charts with queries around FIFA World Cup 2018 leading the pack followed by the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Interestingly, football swept cricket in the overall search listing, with queries around the Football World Cup topping those around the cricketing action during the IPL season.

During the Karnataka polls, queries around the Karnataka state elections soared to mark its presence among the top trending queries, while Big Boss turned out to be the top choice when it came to entertainment this year, surpassing queries related to the Rajinikanth/Akshay blockbuster ‘Robot 2.0’.

On the cinema front, the Bollywood blockbusters overshadowed Hollywood in the search lists, with ‘Robot 2.0’ taking the top spot, followed by ‘Baaghi 2’ and ‘Race 3’.

The three Hollywood entries in the list happened to be from Marvel Studios: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Deadpool 2’.

The songs that ruled the roost included Neha Kakkar’s ‘Dilbar Dilbar’, Arijit Singh’s ‘Tera Fitoor’ and Atif Aslam’s ‘Dekhte Dekhte’ from Bollywood.

Interestingly, the lone English entrant was the ever popular Latin hit song ‘Despacito’, which also happened to make it to the ‘Year in Search’ list last year.

Celebrity weddings made big waves this year as fans scoured the web in search of the latest buzz on their favourite celeb marriages.

The three weddings that figured prominently included Priyanka Chopra/Nick Jonas, Deepika Padukone/Ranveer Singh and Sonam Kapoor/Anand Ahuja.

Other news events that grabbed attention included queries around the world’s largest statue, the Statue of Unity, unveiled in Gujarat earlier this year.

Rounding off the list was a span of news topics including the striking down of Section 377, the union budget, bitcoin, as well as the Nipah virus.

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Kangana Ranaut REACTS on working with Salman Khan

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Actress Kangana Ranaut, who is awaiting of her upcoming film “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi”, recently said that she would like to work with Salman Khan, who is busy shooting of his period film titled ‘Bharat’ which releases on Eid this year.

At ‘Manikarnika’s ‘Bharat’ song launch, when Kangana was asked about working with Salman in future.Manikarnika also marks Bollywood debut of actress Ankita Lokhande in the movies wherein she plays the role of Jhalkaribai.

The movie has been co-directed by Kangana herself after Krish left the movie midway to direct another movie.

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Richa Chadha’s 12 different look for Shakeela calendar

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Richa Chadha is not your conventional Bollywood beauty. Fukrey actress knows how to get noticed for her work in a very competitive industry. Richa is always very particular about the characters she plays in the movies. And the next movie of hers is the new experiment.

Richa Chadha will be seen in and as Shakeela next. Shakeela will be a biopic on the famous southern adult film actress Shakeela, who made it big in the low budget film world. The team has thought of an interesting way to promote the movie through a dedicated movie calendar.

It will be for the first time that a calendar of a movie will be launched. Richa will be seen in 12 different avatars in the calendar. Actress Richa Chadha will be featured in 12 different avatars for 12 different months of 2019. Expect it to be quirky and hot. It will be inspired by ’90s pulp films.

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Divyanka excited to be solo anchor of reality show ‘The Voice’

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Mumbai, Jan 18: Television actress Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya is all set to host the singing-based show “The Voice”, which has music maestro A.R. Rahman as a super guru. She is excited as this will be her first reality show as a solo anchor.

“It’s not my anchoring debut. I had done anchoring for award shows earlier. But being a solo anchor for a reality show, dealing with ‘real people’ away from glamour, dedicated towards their art is my first,” Divyanka said in a statement.

The actress is already multi-tasking between her daily show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein” and a web series. Now, she has “The Voice” in her kitty as well.

“Its a lot of time management, but I am not complaining. I am loving the fact that I am part of three different genres and am getting the ability to experiment as an actor,” Divyanka said.

“Yes, it’s draining and I know that it’s easier said than done, but I’m sure it’s possible with planning as well as cooperation from my production houses and channel,” she added.

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