Dhanush shared this image. (courtesy: dhanushkraja)
IMDb released its 10 Most Popular Indian Stars list for 2022 and Dhanush topped it. Dhanush famously starred in Russo Brothers' Hollywood project The Gray Man this year. Alia Bhatt, who occupied the second spot, featured in 4 films this year - all of which were hits - Gangubai Kathiawadi, RRR, Brahmastra and Darlings. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ram Charan were ranked third and fourth on the list, respectively. Aishwarya starred in Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan, while Ram Charan featured in SS Rajamouli's blockbuster RRR. Samantha Ruth Prabhu was ranked fifth on the list. Her impressive performances this year included Yashoda and Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal.
Hrithik Roshan, who starred in the action-packed Vikram Vedha Hindi remake, is listed among the top 6 stars. Kiara Advani, star of this year's hits Jugjugg Jeeyo and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is on the seventh position in the list. Jr NTR's smash hit RRR and Allu Arjun's Pushpa helped the actors book their respective slots (8th and 9th) on the list. KGF 2 star Yash also made it to the top 10.
Sharing the listing on its social media handle, IMDb's Instagram account added the caption: "Aaaaaaand we have arrived at the moment we've all been waiting for. Here are the IMDb Top 10 Most Popular Indian Stars of 2022, who kept us all glued to our seats. Huge congratulations to all the stars."
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In the caption, the parameter of the list was explained. It was based on the stars' consistent weekly rankings. "The IMDb Top 10 Most Popular Indian Stars of 2022 list is comprised of stars who consistently ranked the highest on the IMDb weekly rankings throughout 2022. These rankings are based on the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb worldwide," read the caption on the post shared by IMDb.