Like every year, entertainment dominates India’s search momentum in 2017. Sunny Leone and worldwide blockbuster ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ has topped Google’s trending charts. They have landed in the list of ‘Top 10 Trending’ queries in 2017.
Bollywood and cricket remained the top two themes that ruled the charts. “After breaking several records at the Box office, India’s most expensive movie also broke the language boundaries attracting humongous search interest from movie buffs across the nation,” Google said.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was followed by searches around Indian Premier League and searches on ‘Live Cricket Score’. Dangal and Badrinath Ki Dulhania too managed to make it to the list.
Among the top trending songs this year, Arjun Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz’s ‘Hawa Hawa’ from ‘Mubarakan’ held the top spot on the charts, followed by sufi track, yet again Ileana D’Cruz’s song, ‘Mere Rashke Qamar’ originally sung by legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and recreated by vocalist Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
International songs ‘Despacito’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ also featured in the top trending tracks.
Sunny Leone once again featured among the top entertainers this year, followed by Big Boss entrant Arshi Khan, Sapna Choudhary and YouTube singing sensation Vidya Vox.
“CBSE results, UP elections, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Budget featured among the trending news events that witnessed huge interest among Indian users,” Google said.
Indian users were also interested when it came to knowing more about Bitcoin prices or expressing interest about ransomware. India’s historic win at the Miss World ceremony generated much traffic which catapulted Manushi Chhillar to fame.
Among the top ‘What is’ queries this year, GST, Bitcoin, Jallikattu and BS3 vehicle remained the most trending themes.
Other topics like how-to set of queries saw users seeking answers to a range of subjects from ‘How to link aadhaar with PAN card’ to buying Jio phone to removing Holi colour from the face!
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