Instagram India Awards: Indian skipper Virat Kohli titled as the “Most Engaged Account” whereas Deepika Padukone bags “Most Followed Account”.
Instagram India Awards
Well, a day without an Instagram post is incomplete. From celebs to sporting stars and surely the commoners Insta is a must-have amenity like food, ai, and water. This photo sharing app has influenced several lives. So, announcing the Instagram India Awards for the first time, Instagram declared its winners for the year 2017. And leading the list are celebrities from the glamour world – cricket and Bollywood – the two spheres Indians love to gush about.
While Indian skipper Virat Kohli emerged as the “Most Engaged Account” with 19.8 million followers as on March 2018, the award for “Most Followed Account” with 22.4 million followers went to Deepika Padukone. Global superstar Priyanka Chopra with 22 million followers lost the title just by a whisker. On the other hand, Alia Bhatt with 20.8 million followers finished third in the race among Indian celebrities. Shraddha Kapoor too earned a milestone plaque with 20 million followers for the Instagram India Awards.
In a statement, Padmaavat star Deepika Padukone also said, “Staying connected with my fans and loved ones is extremely important to me! I value the love, support & connection I share with them and I hope I continue to remain true & authentic!”
I could write a novel about how smart, incredible, inspiring, encouraging and funny this young woman is…but I will keep it brief. Malala, you are an undeniable force to be reckoned with. The world knows that. You are a role model to all the girls and boys that want to make this world a better place for the future. Spending a few hours with you and your incredible father Mr. Yousafzai ( who reminds me so much of my father) , I realized you're also just a young girl with young dreams. Your jokes, Your love for Hindi Films, your infectious laughter will always remind me of what a huge responsibility you have taken on at such a tender age.. I'm so proud to know you my friend. You inspire women like me all over the world. Can't wait to speak to u in our secret Hindi/Urdu again. ❤️
Quite naturally, even before his Bollywood debut Ishaan Khatter won the accolade for India’s “Emerging Account” for growing his fan base on Instagram significantly throughout 2017. Instagram is surprisingly Khatter’s only official presence on social media. “Instagram is the social media platform I love the most. It’s a non-stop source of inspiration from people and personalities all over the world. I find it especially enjoyable because it’s about connecting through pictures and videos,” he said in a statement.