(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –With 2018 coming to a glorious end, Google India has released an insight into the interests of people. The data revealed by the search engine giant has revealed that Malayalam actor Priya Prakash Varrier has defeated Priyanka Chopra in terms of search trends in India.
Google compiles a list of the things netizens searched for throughout the year. The data points out to spikes in the popularity of search terms in the ongoing year as compared to the previous year. Under this, it divides the search terms into nine major categories – personalities, news, sports events, movies, songs, near me, how to, what is, and overall.
In the ‘personalities’ category, Varrier – who turned into an overnight sensation after a teaser clip of a song from her film Oru Adaar Love released on social media in February this year – topped the list. The popularity of the 19-year-old actor increased the most this year. She was followed by American singer Nick Jonas, who gained popularity in India after the news of his marriage with Priyanka Chopra surfaced. Chopra was listed on the fourth spot.
In the ‘movies’ category, superstar Rajinikanth’s 2.0 topped the list. The movie was in buzz long before its release, but its popularity shot up in 2018 – the year of its release.