According to Google 2019 Year in Search report, netizens in India searched for a variety of topics. Among several issues, films and personalities, when it came to Bollywood actors, the list popped out two very unusual names that topped.
Not Kapoors or Khans, but Vicky Kaushal and Tara Sutaria headlined the most searched Bollywood actors on Google India in 2019. It comes as a surprise as both these actors are next to newbies of B-town, and are only a few films old.
Vicky, who rose to fame with Masaan, went on to do films like Sanju, Uri: The Surgical Strike, Raman Raghav 2.0, Raazi, Lust Stories, and Manmarziyaan in a span of just three years.
Meanwhile Tara has done only two films, which include Karan Johar’s Student of the Year 2 and Marjaavaan.
Other topic searched on Google include information on Article 370, exit poll, black hole and 'Howdy Modi' event. Article 370 -- which provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir -- was scrapped earlier this year.
The top 10 'What is' questions tally included users looking for 'What is Ayodhya case' and 'What is National Register of Citizens of India'.
"Lists are based on search terms that had the highest spike this year when compared to the previous year," Google said.
Lok Sabha elections this year also featured prominently in search trends, with election results topping the news charts. 'How to vote' and 'How to check name in voter list' figured at the first and third spot on the 'How to' list.
Interestingly, Lok Sabha elections ranked at number two spot in overall search trends -- behind Cricket World Cup.
Other topics that featured in the top search trends in India included Chandrayaan 2, Article 370, NEET results, and PM Kisan Yojana.
Feature films 'Kabir Singh', 'Avengers: Endgame', 'Joker' and 'Captain Marvel' also featured in the top 10 tally of overall searches.
IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was the most searched personality in India, followed by Lata Mangeshkar, Yuvraj Singh, Anand Kumar and Vicky Kaushal.
Globally, India versus South Africa match topped the search list, while Game of Thrones was the most searched for TV show.
With inputs from PTI