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Bollywood rules YouTube in 2010

In a year full of controversies and political drama, watching inspirational videos and Bollywood music remained the first choice among netizens on the video-sharing site YouTube.

music Updated: Dec 24, 2010 16:30 IST

In a year full of controversies and political drama, watching inspirational videos and Bollywood music remained the first choice among netizens on the video-sharing site YouTube.

With songs like Haddipa and Atif Aslam's Tere Liye, Bollywood music videos ruled the charts among the most-watched videos of 2010 on YouTube India, the Google-owned site said in a statement today.

However, a video of Nick Vijicic, an Australian motivational speaker who was born without arms or legs due to a rare disorder known as Tetra-amelia, emerged as the most watched video on YouTube India with more than 15 million hits.

The list of most-watched videos on YouTube India compiled till mid-November showcases how Indian users logged on to YouTube to get their daily dose of entertainment watching inspirational to the latest Bollywood music videos to older classic from the 1980s to news videos.

The title song from the Shahid Kapoor and Rani Mukherjee starrer Dil Bole Hadippa took the number 2 slot with over 4.5 million views. This was followed by the song Tere Liye, one of the most popular Bollywood songs of the year by Pakistani Singer Atif Aslam, featuring actor Vivek Oberoi in Prince.

The top 10 video list also included the song Mausam Bada Suhana Hai Achcha Jee Iska from the 1984 film Andar Baahar, Crazy Kiya Re from Dhoom 2, Tu Jaane Na from Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and a steamy video of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor in Kurbaan.

"The most-watched YouTube videos of 2010 reflect the people, their choices and reflects how YouTube in India is becoming the leading destination for catching entertaining content online," Vinay Goel, Head of Products at Google India, said in a release.

Among the most-searched for queries on YouTube India during the year were the famous speech by Omi Vaidya in 3 Idiots, Dabangg, the Sheila ki Jawaani song from the upcoming Tees Maar Khan, Shakira's Waka Waka song, Sachin's double-century and IPL matches.