They may not be a couple anymore, but Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan are still together, so what if only on Google's most-searched list. The two topped the search engine's annual list of the most popular celebrities on the Internet in 2010.
Kat, who was also the most-searched celebrity during the last two years, retained the top spot, with Salman Khan bagging the second place. The results are not surprising, while Kat's item song Sheila Ki Jawaani, has become quite the rage, Salman delivered the biggest hit of the year, in Dabangg.
"It's a wonderful thing to be connected to your audience. As an actor, it's always encouraging to know you are on people's minds," says Kat.
The Google Zeitgeist India 2010 list is based on search queries that show most popular searches among Indians on the net. Sallu's co-star from Dabangg, Sonakshi Sinha, bagged the top spot on the fastest-rising Bollywood celebrity list. "It's a great feeling. Too much is happening too soon, and it is a bit overwhelming, but I am trying to take everything in stride. I am happy that I have been accepted and appreciated. What more can a newcomer ask for?" says Sinha.
Vinay Goel from Google India says, "Katrina bagging the top slot was not a surprise. Ranbir Kapoor, who is on the ninth spot - ahead of Number 10, Shah Rukh Khan - has made an impressive entry. Hrithik Roshan on number seven is also a change as he was not on the list last year."
While Kat tops the list of popular celebrity image searches too, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan comes a close second. Surprisingly, South Indian actor Namitha is in the sixth place, ahead of Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood star, Shahid Kapoor! Even though it has been four years since they got hitched, wedding pictures of Abhi-Ash are the ninth most searched in the image list.
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