Indian most-searched personalities in Pakistan: Abhinandan Varthaman, Sara Ali Khan

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Indian Air force pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan figure among the top 10 most searched for personalities on Google from Pakistan in 2019, the search engine giant revealed.

Indian reality TV series Big Boss- season 13 was the 2nd most trending search while TV show Motu Patlu came up as the 8th most searched in the list the Google Trends Year in Search 2019. The list has been compiled based on search terms that had the highest spike in 2019 as compared to the previous year.

Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan figured in the 6th location in Google’s most-searched listing in Pakistan. The actor is known for her Bollywood movies, colourful social presence and unique fashion styles.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was set at number 9th in the rundown. He shot into spotlight after he shot down a Pakistani aircraft F-16, which had violated into the Indian airspace during a pooch battle among Indian and Pakistani flying corps in February this year and in the process, his plane crossed over to Pakistani side and was shot down.

He ejected securely however was arrested by the Pakistan Army after landing. Before his plane was shot, he had hit a Pakistani F-16. Abhinandan came back to India on March 1 through the Wagah-Attari border after two days in Pakistani imprisonment. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan declared the release of Varthaman, terming his decision “a peace gesture.”

In addition, the Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, who got Indian citizenship a few years back, also made it to the list of most searched people across the internet.

Bollywood films Kabir Singh and Gully Boy have been listed as the 5th and 10th most searched for in Pakistan this year.

Others in the list include former Pakistani actresses Naimal Khawar Khan and Alizeh Shah; late actor, also dubbed as the ‘Chocolate Hero’ of Pakistan, Waheed Murad; cricketer Babar Azam and Asif Ali and Mohammad Amir; news anchor Madiha Naqvi.