DELHI, India—According to Yahoo! News India, "Indo-Canadian adult movie star Sunny Leone was the Most Searched Indian Celebrity on the net in 2012." The results are part of the company's annual Year in Review, which "reflects topics that dominated the daily online habits of Indian net users across 15 categories. This combines search trends with the editorial selection of what users read, recommended and shared most on the Yahoo! network in India during 2012."
An article by Indo Asian News Service notes, "Leone grabbed the spot ahead of Bollywood's leading ladies, thanks to her controversial entry into Bollywood with Big Boss 5 and Jism 2."
A statement issued by Yahoo! described the year end review as adding "a glimpse into the social trends, compelling newsmakers and top stories of 2012, based on what Internet users in India looked for. It is clear while looking at the top trends that scams and controversies, with a large dose of Bollywood gossip, captured the attention of the user in 2012."