Anushka Sharma the ruling the charts, on multiple levels. According to a survey by Score Trends, a global technology company that tracks all media across languages, Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma is the most engaging and influential star on social media. The rankings of the celebrities are based on their appearance in the news and data collected from sources like Facebook, Twitter, print publications, viral news on social media, broadcast and digital platforms across 14 languages in India.
While 29-year-old Anushka holds the top position with the score of 71.90, Priyanka Chopra is in second place with the score of 50.34. Padmaavat star Deepika Padukone holds the number three position with 40.09. She is followed by Kangana Ranaut at fourth position with a score of 31.78.
"These statistics are authenticated and researched and sophisticated algorithms then help us to process this massive amount of data and arrive at the scores and rankings of Bollywood stars," Ashwani Kaul, co-founder told PTI in a statement.
Actors Sunny Leone, Sonam Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Taapse Pannu and Madhuri Dixit are others who form the top ten on the list.
Anushka topping the list comes as no surprise as the internet, over the last 3 months, has been flooded with images and stories of her secret wedding with India’s cricket captain Virat Kohli. Their life has been much chronicled leading to a surge in online activity tied to their names. But both Virat and Anushka have dived back to their lives. Anushka, who was last seen in her home production Pari, will next be seen in her upcoming films like Sui Dhaaga and Shah Rukh Khan's Zero.