2019 Flashback: Akshay Kumar, Big B, Sara Ali Khan Most-Googled Stars In India This Year
The Year That Was
Here are the top 10 tinsel town celebs who were most-searched on Google this year.
At $65 million, Akshay Kumar became the world’s fourth highest paid actor, leaving behind Jackie Chan and Bradley Cooper. Kumar was also the only one to feature in Forbes highest-paid celebrity list, surpassing Rihanna and Katy Perry.
Kumar then surprised his fans with his stellar performance in the films ‘Mission Mangal’ and Farhad Samji’s ‘Housefull 4’. Kumar’s next theatrical release in ‘Good Newwz’, a romantic comedy on surrogacy in which he stars opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan. Kumar came in the eye of the storm this year due to his Canadian citizenship The actor, however, shut the trolls by announcing that he has applied for Indian citizenship.
In June, Bachchan Sr also cleared the debts of over 2,100 farmers in Bihar, and donated Rs 51 lakhs to the victims of Assam floods.
Big B completed five decades in Bollywood, which marked the 50th anniversary of the release of his debut film ‘Saat Hindustani’. This year, he was also honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
During the end of this year, the thespian’s health deteriorated. Big B was also hospitalised for three days due to liver problems and then revealed that doctors want him to take time off work. The megastar, who waves out to his fans every Sunday outside his residence - Jalsa - as a ritual, couldn’t do so due to ‘pain’.
He further missed the Kolkata Film Festival and Sharjah Book Fair last month due to declining health. But, he hosted a grand Diwali bash for the business leaders and B-town celebs after a hiatus of three years.
In July, the ‘Krishh’ actor was the talk of the town for essaying the role of mathematician Anand Kumar in the biographical drama ‘Super 30’. The actor received some flak for the artificially darkened skin in the movie. The film, however, received mostly positive reviews from the critics and crossed Rs 200-crore mark worldwide. It was also declared tax-free in several states including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
The actor-cum-dancer starred in the box office hit ‘War’ next to Tiger Shroff which minted Rs 450 crore and became 2019’s highest grossing film in India.
The year ended on a high note for the megastar when a UK poll named him the sexiest Asian male of the decade.
Shroff also made headlines this year thanks to his alleged romance with actress and ‘Baaghi’ co-star Disha Patani.
The ‘Baaghi’ star became the face of Mumbai Marathon. The star started filming for the third installment in the franchise ‘Baaghi 3’ after his release this year, ‘War’, crossed Rs 292.71 crores.
Sara Ali Khan
Kapoor was immortalised this year with his statue at Madame Tussauds, Singapore.. The actor is currently honing his cricketing skills for the upcoming film ‘Jersey’.
Advani’s next release, ‘Kabir Singh’, became a massive hit at the box office. Currently, she is all set for her Christmas 2019 release ‘Good Newwz’, which also stars Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh.
Aaryan was named India’s hottest vegetarian along with Anushka Sharma this year. He also became the youngest actor to sign over a dozen brands, just like his rumoured girlfriend. His two releases this year were ‘Luka Chuppi’ with Kriti Sanon, and ‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’, starring Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Pandey.
Both the films were box-office successes. She is currently working on the Jayalalithaa biopic and the film is expected to release on 20th February 2020.
Post the release of his film, the actor went to spend some time with the Indian army.