When the lover-boy Prem goes Dabangg and turns into Tiger he becomes a hit machine, like Salman Khan. With the success of Ek Tha Tiger, Salman has hit the jackpot for the fourth time in two years.
Salman Khan's is now forced to double his security so as to ensure he doesn’t get mobbed by fans. The star’s popularity is increasing by the day.
With the growing acceptance of the social media sites like Facebook, Twitter & YouTube, and its influence on the youth of today, a channel which recently hosted its annual awards, devised a special award to honor the actor who enjoyed maximum adoration from his/her fans.
They roped in experts at Asterii Analytics to find out who has the biggest fan following.
And their data revealed that the person who emerged numero uno was none other than dabangg Salman Khan!
The research showed that the Salman had 7,408,859 fans on Facebook, 3,188,226 followers on Twitter, 60,567 videos on YouTube, 577,919 followers on Twitter fan clubs, 757,057 fans on Facebook fan clubs and 2,774 followers on Google+.
A source from the analytic company said, "We used sophisticated web analysis tools to scan millions of pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, blogs and online forums to quantify the total volume of buzz and conversations on our stars. A specially designed four phase methodology was used. A shortlist of 30+ possible candidates was developed in the first phase. We developed 25 parameters to rank the candidates on the total volume of buzz. Using this 4 phase process we came to a single score and the top three candidates were Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. And Salman Khan emerged as the winner with a consistently high margin."
Salman's transformation from a quintessential lover boy to the angry young man of today has taken place within a span of three years.
It all started with Prabhu Deva's 'Wanted' (2009). His dialogues (Ek baar jo maine commitment kar li to phi main apne aap ki bhi nahi sunta) as well as his stunt scenes in the film became a rage and a new Salman Khan was born who preferred smashing heads to romancing a girl.
The real turning point came with Abhinav Kashayp's 'Dabangg'. Salman Khan's cop act opened to full houses and amassed big moolah at the box office. His success run continued with 'Ek Tha Tiger'.
It is only fair to call him the real entertainer and king of Bollywood.