The rise of Narendra Modi in Indian political sphere is not only impressive but also phenomenal. At times it appears as if he is simply unbeatable.
But wait, Google India Trends 2014 reveals that Modi, too, in spite of his applause-worthy attempt at dominating internet trends, can be defeated. He is not the one who has topped the Most Searched People on the internet by Indians, according to Google. The surprise is that the person who has beaten Modi to the top rank has done that without breaking a sweat.
10. Virat Kohli
He is the only cricketer in the list. Of course, the year 2014 has been great for this Delhi boy both on the professional front (growing calls for permanent captaincy) and personal one (Anushka Sharma).
9. Poonam Pandey
The great goddess of the internet. She manages to find herself in the list fourth year in a row. The reason remains the same.
Talk about consistency!
8. Shah Rukh Khan
Not a surprise since he still remains the Badshah. SRK has been in the news for his film Happy New Year and his ‘patch-up’ with former rival Salman Khan.
7. Priyanka Chopra
‘Mary Kom’ was the high point in Priyanka’s career this year. Her new single, ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’ was released, and she lent her voice to John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ as part of a UNICEF campaign.
She is certainly going places.
6. Alia Bhatt
The cute daughter of Mahesh Bhatt was in the news more for her goof-up during a talk show. But she took that in her stride and did a self-deprecating video, which was widely appreciated.
5. Deepika Padukone
Deepika was the second most searched celebrity (female) in 2014. ‘Happy New Year’, ‘Finding Fanny’ were her films. She trended when she took on Times of India in the ‘cleavage controversy’.
4. Katrina Kaif
The woman who rules Indian men’s hearts. The most searched celebrity (female) had only one release this year, ‘Bang Bang’, which did not set the Box Office on fire. Nevertheless, her ethereal beauty attracting a certain Ranbir Kapoor is ‘the news’ for lovebirds.
3. Salman Khan
In the news throughout the year, Salman Khan’s film ‘Kick’ kicked up a storm at the Box Office. What made headlines was Salman’s reconciliation with SRK during the wedding of the former’s sister Arpita.
2. Narendra Modi
No one can deny that 2014 has been a year of Narendra Modi. He was ubiquitous on the internet. He ensured that India is aware of his every move from the time the country went to the hustings to the time he shook hands with Pak PM Nawaz Sharif at SAARC.
1. Sunny Leone
Don’t be shocked! She is the one (and the only one) who Indians love more than everyone and everything else. Sunny Leone has topped Most Searched People list of Google India the third year in a row. That’s an unfathomable achievement for a former porn star, whose film ‘Ragini MMS 2’ was the most searched among movies.