Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan have emerged as winners in the India Today-Karvy Insights Mood of the Nation (MOTN) survey. There was a close fight among the actresses for the top spot, while the winner among the actors is quite ahead of the rest of them. Deepika secured 17 per cent votes at the poll and Amitabh had 29 per cent.
DEEPIKA PADUKONE CONTINUES TO WIN HEARTS
Deepika Padukone continued her dominance in the MOTN survey as she received 17 per cent votes. Her upcoming projects - Pathan with Shah Rukh Khan, Fighter opposite Hrithik Roshan and another film with Prabhas - prove that she is the most favourite actress today. After Deepika, at second spot is Priyanka Chopra, whose growing footprint in Hollywood makes her one of the most popular actresses in Bollywood as well. The international star has a number of big projects like Netflix's The White Tiger (which released on January 22), the fourth film in the Matrix franchise with Keanu Reeves and the recently wrapped up film Text For You. Priyanka secured 16 per cent votes.
Kangana Ranaut is the biggest climber in the rankings with 15 per cent votes. Her rant against 'Bullywood', farmers' protest and whatever else secured her third spot on the survey. Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma are on the fourth and fifth spots with 12 per cent and 10 per cent votes, respectively.
AMITABH BACHCHAN PROVES OLD IS GOLD
With 29 per cent of the total votes, Amitabh Bachchan is clearly the winner of the poll among Bollywood actors. Big B has defeated Akshay Kumar, with whom he had tied in the August edition of MOTN. Akshay has 24 per cent votes this time. Amitabh Bachchan well deserves the No 1 spot on the rankings as even at the age of 78 the actor recuperated from Covid-19 and bounced back at the work. Just in a month, he started shooting for the popular quiz show, Kaun Banega Crorepati. His streaming debut, Gulabo Sitabo, was loved by the audience and he received praise for his performance.
Akshay Kumar is at the second spot with 24 per cent votes. While at the third spot is Shah Rukh Khan with 11 per cent votes. Salman Khan and Aamir Khan are at fourth and fifth spots, respectively.