Now, Katrina Kaif most popular news maker online

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2010, 16:34 PM IST

New Delhi: When it comes to online, Bollywood beauties seems to overshadow politics and cricket, with heart throb Katrina Kaif emerging as the most popular news maker this year, according to a popular search engine. In these times of political scams and cricket controversies, Bollywood continues to remain the online flavour, with cine star Katrina Kaif topping the chart of most popular internet search this year.

Surpassing news search related to politics, current affairs, cricket and finance, Kaif has been named ``Newsmaker of the Year`` for both "professional and personal reasons". Among the most popular online, cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar -- who broke many records this year -- is next only to Kaif.

The search engine noted that Kaif`s acclaimed performance in the film `Rajneeti`, a mystery stomach ailment and break-up with long time beau Salman Khan, among others, made her a popular news maker. According to the leading portal, online activities this year was dominated by the public`s transfixion with a fair share of controversies and comebacks, triumphs and disasters, clashes of personalities and clashes of interests.

Apart from Bollywood and cricket - that was dominated by the Indian Premier League - political controversies, CWG and sex scandals too were most searched for. Right from Shashi Tharoor losing his Minister job to teams being barred from the tournament, IPL created much buzz online.

Also, Internet users also looked for news related to a sex scandal involving con godman Swami Nithyananda.

Bureau Report