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Oscars 2016: Priyanka Chopra is the second most googled celebrity after Leonardo DiCaprio

While India made it to the top 10 markets for searches related to the 88th Academy Awards held in Los Angeles on Sunday, it was actor Priyanka Chopra who was the second most searched celebrity in India after Hollywood actor Leonardo Dicaprio, internet search giant Google said on Monday.

India although contributing about two percent of the global searches for the Oscars, still made it to the top 10 markets for Oscar searches, the company said in a statement.

As much as 50 percent of all Oscar searches worldwide originated from the US.

File photo Priyanka Chopra. AFP

Markets that made up to the next 30 percent of the search share included Britain, Canada, Australia and Spain.

“Compared to 2015, this year has seen an unprecedented 70 percent year-on-year growth in queries for the Oscars. January 2016 saw two times spike in searches in comparison to December 2015,” the company said in a statement.

The top searches for Oscars 2016 from India included best picture, best actor, best actress and best director, Google said.

The top searched nominees in the best picture category were “The Revenant”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Martian”, “Room”, “Bridge of Spies”, “Spotlight” and “The Big Short”.

For Indian fans, Leonardo DiCaprio emerged as the most popular nominee in the race for best actor, followed by Matt Damon (The Martian).

Incidentally, DiCaprio also emerged as the most searched best actor nominee across the US.

Among the best actress nominees, Cate Blanchett (Carol) was the most searched nominee followed by Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Brie Larson (Room), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years).

In the US, the two best searched nominees in this category were Cate Blanchett and Jennifer Lawrence

“In 2016, searches around the Oscars are trending to be the top query worldwide in the art and entertainment category”, Google added.

The same trend was seen in India as well. All varieties of queries were typed by the users — around the awards, award dates and nominations, Google said.

Watch: Move over Kashibai, Priyanka Chopra kicks a** in ‘Jai Gangaajal’ trailer

For all those of you who only spoke about Priyanka Chopra’s accent when it came to Quantico, the trailer of Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal is out, and you may have to eat your words.

Just when we thought Chopra couldn’t do anything else this year to cement her position in the film industry, this trailer made us rethink that. Playing a tough cop in this sequel to Jha’s Gangaajal starring Ajay Devgn, perhaps the biggest compliment one can give Chopra is the fact that Devgn isn’t missed.

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In a completely de-glam avatar, and with crisp, impactful Hindi, Priyanka Chopra owns every frame in Jai Gangaajal. The film explores the relationship between society and police force, and is set in central India. It makes for an interesting premise given the current bureaucratic issues we have had as a nation.

Perhaps one of the dialogues from the film summarises our feelings towards Priyanka Chopra best, “Khakee ka rang sahi ho to, usse aurat pehne ya mard; tum jaiso ko chutki me aukaat dikha deti hai” (If the color of khakhi is right, it doesn’t matter whether a man wears it or a woman.)