According to Twitter India’s annual ranking list, Raees was the most talked about Hindi film in 2017 based on the hashtag volume.
Set against the backdrop of prohibition in Gujarat, Raees, directed by Rahul Dholakia, touches upon the way the alcohol industry crumbled and several illegal activities followed. Pakistani actress Mahira Khan made her debut in Bollywood with the film.
Salman’s Tubelight might have been a dud at the box office, but features in the third position in the list.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversial film Padmavati, with Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in the lead, was number four, followed by Kaabil, Jab Harry Met Sejal, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Golmaal Again, Judwaa 2 and Jagga Jasoos.
Shah Rukh has also topped Twitter’s most talked about celebrity list. Among the ladies, Deepika Padukone has topped the list. Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees earned 137.51 crores at the box office turning out to be a plus affair whereas Kaabil which released on the same day earned 126.85 crores turning out to be a superhit affair.