Shah Rukh Khan is known as one of the most famous names in Indian cinema if not in world cinema. His popularity in real life has of course translated into the world of social media. However, one should never underestimate the love and devotion that fans have for South Indian actors, for there is one who is ahead of SRK when it comes to Twitter popularity.
In a list released by Twitter India, it has come to light that there are ten accounts that are talked about the most. In this list, King Khan grabs the number seven spot as the most famous Bollywood actor. However, ahead of him on the list is Tollywood star Pawan Kalyan, who has grabbed the sixth spot. This might, of course, come as a shock and surprise for SRK fans but there are reasons for this trend. Pawan is not just an actor, but a full-fledged politician as well. He heads a political party called the JanaSena party, which has been gaining a lot of mileage in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. His popularity skyrocketing on Twitter may well be due to his political moves, for he hasn't done any films in a while.
Closely behind Shah Rukh is Tamil actor Vijay, whose latest release 'Sarkar' made him a national name after the movie rubbed off the state government the wrong way. On the number ninth spot is Telugu star Mahesh Babu, whose fame Has always been evergreen. The top five spots were obviously grabbed by political juggernauts Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath and Arvind Kejriwal respectively.
Looking at this list, it is clear that the South Indian actors are pretty much mammoths when it comes to popularity. The fans of Pawan Kalyan, in particular, are extremely loyal and fierce in their devotion. They have often caused quite a stir on social media as they target one star or the other whom they consider being rivals of the Powerstar.
Meanwhile, SRK is the undisputed Twitter king of Bollywood and his fans are really excited to catch his next film 'Zero' which is all set to release on December 21.