Best Of 2017 : Here’s How Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif Ruled The Year On Social Media
Another year is coming to an end, and like every year, this one too had many ‘firsts’, significant events, films and so on and so forth. 2017 has been a mixed year as far as films are concerned. Stars made news for the films they did, the relationships they were in, their red carpet appearances and the myriad other controversies. But, there were a few, who even made an everlasting impression on social media for various reasons. In today’s day and age, social media plays a very important role in engaging with one’s fans, keeping the buzz around an upcoming film alive, building one’s brand, giving an up close and personal sneak peak into one’s life which is absolutely different from the one seen on screen and the like. As the year comes to an end, we take a look at the actors who not only sizzled on the silver screen but also ruled the social media scene in 2017.
# Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is probably one of the most elusive actors among Bollywood’s biggest names, particularly when it comes to social media. Seldom would one find her speaking about her life beyond the parameters of a film. Perhaps, that’s what explains her delayed entry on social networking sites. While the talented actress joined Facebook last year, she made her debut on Instagram in April this year and within half a day garnered a fan following of 170K. As of now her following on the picture sharing app rests at 6.5 million. Needless to say, she got a warm welcome by members of the film fraternity when she made a grand debut on the picture/video sharing app. The actress has since then been giving a glimpse of her goofy side, something we didn’t quite know about her earlier. Apart from that she has been sharing details about her upcoming films, behind the scenes pics and videos from the sets of her films, pics with co-stars and dear friends and family, and of course fitness tips and workout videos.
Deepika crossed the 20 million mark on Instagram in October this year and as of today her fan following on the site stands at 20.7 million. With this, she has managed to beat her contemporaries like Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandez and even someone as eminent and social media friendly like Priyanka Chopra. Not only this, the actress was recently bestowed upon with the prestigious Instagram Plaque as she became the highest following celebrity on Instagram. Again Deepika Padukone has 22.17 million followers on Twitter whereas PC has only 20.75 million followers on the micro-blogging site. Well, we drew the parallels between her and PeeCee because she is perhaps one of the most active actresses on social media. Also, she comes second to Deepika as far as her social media ranking is concerned. Her film, Padmavati, may have got embroiled in a lot of controversies but Deepika Padukone surely knows how to achieve other milestones.
The actress is quite an animal lover, which explains why she has three cats. her social media accounts are inundated with adorable pics of her cats. The actress started a social media campaign titled #Poochoverpataka, around Diwali, to reduce the stress pets and other animals go through during the festival. The campaign was a huge success. Within moments of her announcing the campaign, people started sending in their selfies with their pets/ or any animal from their locality. Also she she shares a lot of pics and videos of her working out. The actress also won the Style Diva award of the year at IIFA 2017, so needless to say her social media accounts are filled with pics of her donning beautiful outfits during movie promotions, casually or the festive season. She is definitely one who is way ahead of her league in the style game and fans know that, thanks to social media.
Ranveer Singh’s social media profiles are perhaps as entertaining as he is. He is one of those celebrities who will take to the digital platform to engage with his fans, whether it’s having a live chat with them on Insta or Facebook, or posting videos and pics of his physical transformations, to create buzz for his respective films. Whether it was going bald for Bajirao Mastani, trimming his beard to play the younger Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati or completely shaving it off after wrapping up the film– Ranveer has shared it all with his fans through social media. Additionally, he also made news this year for his social media PDA with bae Deepika. They may not have made that many public appearances together this year, but their cutesy interactions on social media definitely had fans hooked. His adorable comments on Deepika’s pics also prove why he is the most charming and endearing boyfriend one can ever ask for. Not only that, he also stepped into help promote his friends’ films by shooting fun videos with them, case in point being the Hawa Hawa song with Illeana ahead of Mubarakan release.
This star kid was quite a social media phenomena even before the news of her being launched in Bollywood started doing the rounds. She had a number of fan pages carrying pics of hers chic airport styles or jaw-dropping festive looks. Janhvi always had an Instagram account, which was private to all except her closest friends. However, the moment the first look of her upcoming film, Dhadak opposite Ishaan Khatter was released, the debutant opened her feed for her followers with a verified account. She definitely made news with that, this year. Among the many fan pages on the picture/video sharing app, if you’re trying to locate her, she goes by the handle @janhvikapoor.