Southern star Suriya has dethroned Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan

Updated: 06 December, 2017 20:24 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Southern star Suriya has dethroned Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan on social media   as his tweet on the announcement of his film went viral

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The verdict of popularity is out. Southern star Suriya has dethroned Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan with just one tweet of his.

The popular micro-blogging site, Twitter recently announced its report on the most influential moments of 2017 and The Golden Tweet of 2017 which belongs to southern superstar – Suriya Sivakumar. The actor's tweet which unveiled the second poster of his upcoming movie – Thaana Serndha Kootam. It earned a whopping 112, 984 likes and 68, 808 retweets! Thaana Serndha Kootam is directed by Vignesh Shivn, and also stars Keerthy Suresh. This film will see the first time pairing of Suriya with Keerthy and the film is aimed for a worldwide release on Pongal 2018.

Suriya has managed to beat the likes Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan who also enjoy a massive fan following on social media.

The southern domination on Twitter doesn't end here. Apart from bagging the most retweeted tweet of this year, south stars have also made their presence felt in Hashtag trends. Mersal starring Thalapathy Vijay managed to rake in a whopping 1.7 million tweets in three days, thus becoming the top hashtag trend in 2017. The buzz, the controversies and the reviews unfurling around Mersal now has a huge number.

According to a report in DNA, in spite of the film creating huge controversies, Mersal went to became a big success post release. Another pride of southern cinema in 2017 was Baahubali 2. This SS Rajamouli was also the top hashtags. While Baahubali introduced to a new 1000 crore club at the box-office, Vijay's Mersal has become the only Tamil film to earn Rs 250 crore at the box office worldwide.

First Published: 05 December, 2017 20:04 IST

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