- Baahubali 2 became an unstoppable force at the box office
- Twitter India has released its lookback for the year 2017
- #baahubali2 tops the entertainment hashtag trend
Baahubali 2 was the biggest movie event of the year, a fact that Twitter's 2017 report reflects. Bigg Boss 11 and Tamil film Mersal are at second and third spots - #bb11 and #mersal. Better luck next time, Bollywood.
Other hashtags that rocked Twitter this year were related to Diwali, the Goods and Services Tax or GST, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio address Mann Ki Baat, and various cricket tournaments.
Today, we're taking a lookback at the hashtags, people and moments that got #India talking on Twitter in 2017
Here's the most Tweeted about hashtags in India this year #ThisHappenedpic.twitter.com/XCYsyZhjwd— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) December 5, 2017
Bollywood films may have left little or no impression on Twitter but that hasn't dented the popularity of the actors who star in them. PM Modi is the most-followed Indian on Twitter - he tops a list of 10 in which seven spots are filled by movie stars. Amitabh Bachchan is the second most-followed and the other places are occupied by Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sachin Tendulkar, Hrithik Roshan and Virat Kohli.
Congrats to @narendramodi who tops the most followed list on Twitter in India with 37.5 million followers. Here's the ten most followed Indians on Twitter this year #ThisHappenedpic.twitter.com/onP2uWxEvg— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) December 5, 2017
We'll have to wait till next December to see if Rajinikanth's 2.0 leaves a social media footprint as large as Baahubali's.