The list of stars that India loves has Akshay Kumar as the only bonafide Bollywood star on it. The others in the top 10, starting with numero uno Thalapathy Vijay are all south stars.
Last Updated: 03.39 PM, May 26, 2022
Yash is at number 7 on the all-India list and features in Ormax Stars India Loves lists for four languages
The Ormax Media list of stars that India loves (for the month of April 2022) is out and the results are quite fascinating. While Kannada cinema’s Rocking Star Yash has broken into the top 10 of Most Popular Male Stars, the list is populated by south stars, with the only exception being Akshay Kumar.
The Most Popular Male Stars list for April has Tamil superstar Thalapathy Vijay leading the pack. He’s followed by NTR Jr, Prabhas, Allu Arjun, Akshay Kumar, Thala Ajith, Yash, Ram Charan, Suriya and Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu, all of who put together comprise the top 10.
The list is dominated by stars whose original language of work is Telugu (5) and Tamil (3). Yash, whose original language of work is Kannada, features in the list too. Akshay Kumar, the no. 1 star in the Hindi OSIL report for a few years now, is the lone ‘Bollywood’ star in this list. Among male stars, Yash features in Ormax Stars India Loves lists for four languages, and Allu Arjun in three. No other male star has a threshold popularity share in more than two languages.
Yash’s popularity across languages is not surprising, given that about half of the box office collections of the actor’s most recent release, KGF: Chapter 2, came from the Hindi belt. The other half was split between the four south languages, with Telugu contributing a major chunk. In fact, earlier this month, it was being reported that Yash was rising in popularity and making it to lists of popular Hindi stars, which were traditionally bastions for Bollywood actors. The Prashant Neel directorial, produced by Hombale Films, was released in five languages across the globe on April 14 and is now poised for its OTT debut on May 27, although it is already available as a pay-per-view option. The film is still doing well in theatres.