Mumbai: Salman Khan and Sunny Leone are the most searched among Bollywood actors in the last 10 years on Google as a rising number of Indians turn to the Internet to find out more about cine stars, says a report.
According to Google, which on Friday released a ranking of Indian cinema’s most searched for stars over the last 10 years, Salman Khan took the top spot ahead of Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar.
In the female category, Sunny Leone pipped A-listers such as Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra for the same period.
Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha came out on top in segments of classic actor and actress, respectively. Honey Singh and Prabhu Deva were the top singer and director, respectively, Google said in a statement.
“Indians have been turning to the Web to find out more about their favourite stars for over a decade now and we’ve been evolving Google Search to give them richer, better answers,” Google India’s Marketing Head Sapna Chadha said.
With around 1 in 10 mobile searches in India pertaining to cinema, Google has recently launched a range of ‘immersive’ search experiences that give film lovers an easy way to discover and explore everything they want to know about their favourite stars, movies, stars and music.
“Now when you ask Google questions about films, actors, song lyrics, film trivia, trailers, screening times and more, you will get rich, contextual answers,” it said.