Actor Salman Khan may be ruling the box office, but he’s also the reigning king of social networking websites, and this has helped him win a special honour at this year’s Zee Cine Awards.
Bollywood star Salman Khan, center, along with his brothers Arbaaz Khan, left, and Sohail Khan poses for photographs during the launch of Being Human's first flagship store in Mumbai, on January 17, 2013. Being Human is a charitable trust that helps spread education and healthcare for underprivileged children. (AP Photo)
The TV channel roped in Asterii Analytics firm to find out which star has the biggest fan following on mediums such as Facebook and Twitter. The research showed that Salman had 74,08,859 fans on Facebook, 31,88,226 followers on Twitter and 60,567 videos on YouTube. Also, his Twitter fan clubs have 5,77,919 followers and Facebook fan clubs have 7,57,057.
“We used sophisticated web analysis tools to scan millions of pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Blogs and online forums to quantify the total volume of buzz and conversations on our cine stars. And, the winner was Salman Khan with a consistently high score on each of the mediums,” said a source from the firm.