Since the year is coming to an end, Twitter India has released it’s annual list of trending topics of the year 2017 and it seems as though our very own Mahira Khan has been quite popular in India this year.
Her Bollywood debut alongside Shah Rukh Khan may not have been the biggest critical or commercial success of the year, but according to Twitter India, Raees was the most talked about film of the year, based on the volume of hashtags it received.
Raees saw it’s fair share of controversies: SRK was unable to peacefully release the film as Hindu nationalists were against any Bollywood film which featured a Pakistani actor. Tensions between the two country had flared up post the Uri Attack in 2016, making it difficult for actors, like Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, to complete their commitments in India. In fact, both stars weren’t allowed to promote their films, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Raees respectively, and one suspects that their screen-times were severely edited as well, so as to appease the violent climate in India.
After Raees, Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai and Tubelight took the second position and third position respectively while Deepika Padukone’s Padmavati came fourth.