In contemporary times, there are basically two groups of people-those who simply waste their time on social media, and second who earn moolah powered by their massive followers. No matter what you do, if you manage to garner a huge number of followers, you become a brand. This followership provides you brand endorsement deals if you are a celebrity, and more importantly ‘votes’ if you are a Bigg Boss contestant. If you are a celebrity trying your luck inside the Bigg Boss house, then it’s like cherry on top of icing wala cake. Though every social media platform has a ’Follow’ button, Instagram jumps to mind so far as total number of followers is concerned. In this context, here are the top five contenders of this season’s Bigg Boss in terms of number of followers on Insta.
Tejasswi: The most followed Bigg Boss 15 contestant on Instagram with 3 million followers
Not surprisingly, Tejasswi is the most followed contestant in this season of Bigg Boss. She has 3 million followers on Instagram and the number is steadily increasing. Her powerful performance in Swaragini-Jodein Rishton Ke SUR aired in 2015 made her a household name. However, her follower base skyrocketed after her participation in Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Shamita Shetty – 2.9 million
Shamita Shetty comes next after Tejasswi in the list of top five most followed celebrities in the Bigg Boss house this time. Being a Bollywood actress, it is not surprising that she has 2.8 million followers on her Instagram account. Though Shamita has never been an influential actress in B-town, but her performance in recently concluded Bigg Boss OTT has helped her in garnering significant popularity.
Karan Kundrra – 2.4 million
This hot Punjabi ‘munda’ has an impressive profile. Ever since his debut in Kitani Mohabbat Hai in 2009, Karan has been consistently in the eyeballs of TV viewers. Be it his jaw dropping personality or up-to-the-mark performance, Karan has every reason to have such a bank of followers. Interestingly Karan has made guest appearance in Bigg Boss 9 and 11 as well.
Jay Bhanushali-1.5 million
There is perhaps no TV channel on which Jay Bhanushali has not appeared. This favorite host of TV shows enjoys a massive follower base of 1.5 million. Jay is like a good boy – no controversy and always smiling. As far as talent is concerned, he has enough to showcase. Recently concluded Khatron Ke Khiladi made him even more popular in tinsel town. With such a whopping fan following, Jay is sure to give tough competition to other contestants.
Afsana Khan – 1.3 million
The next name that comes after Jay Bhanushaliis Afsana Khan. Undeniably Afsana is a talented girl; she is a good singer, and a terrific performer. But it is her bold image, coupled with the controversies she has been associated with, provides the extra boost to her social media prowess. Specifically, the Dhakka song provided both popularity and controversy, which contributed tomaking her Instagram presence significant. Noteworthy here is that Karan Kundrra has featured in Afsana’s ‘Na Maar’video.
So, these are the top 5 most followed contestants on Instagram. Comment and let us know who your favorite among them is.