Top 10 Newsmakers of 2016

2016 was definitely an action-packed year when it came to cinema. From some truly brilliant films to some truly disastrous ones, from celebrities breaking up right, left and centre to surprising revelations, 2016 shocked us in many ways. As we bring in the new year, let’s take a look back at some of the few happenings of 2016 that made headlines for days. While some of these events brought smiles to our faces, some made us shake our head in dismay.

Here are some of the biggest newsmakers of 2016. News that we may not like or agree with but which definitely could not be ignored.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is one Bollywood celebrity who just could not be ignored in 2016. Be it her appearance the Oscars or her winning the Golden Globe for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series, she was everywhere!

Top 10 Newsmakers of 2016- BookMyShow

Leonardo DiCaprio

FINALLY! 2016 was the year we saw this ace actor win a much-deserved Oscar for his role in The Revenant.

Top 10 Newsmakers of 2016- BookMyShow

Salman Khan

Salman Khan’s highly anticipated film Sultan release in 2016 and shattered records to become the highest-grossing film of the year.

Top 10 Newsmakers of 2016- BookMyShow

Udta Punjab

From censor board hassles, piracy problems to political backlash, Udta Punjab was one film that made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Top 10 Newsmakers of 2016- BookMyShow

Deepika Padukone

Be it for her style statements or her venture into Hollywood alongside Vin Diesel, Deepika was constantly making headlines and we must say, she completely owned 2016.

Top 10 Newsmakers of 2016- BookMyShow

Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput was in the news for all the right reasons. The audience just could not stop praising his performance in the biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.

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Aamir Khan

From Aamir Khan’s insane transformation for Dangal to its final release in December, this is another actor and film that were constantly in the news.


Fawad Khan

With a power-packed star cast like Ranbir Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a bold new avatar, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was the talk of the town. However, the film, especially Fawad Khan, were in the middle of controversies when Pakistani actors were banned from India.

Top 10 Newsmakers of 2016- BookMyShow


This British band was constantly in the news with rumors and speculations about their visit to India. 2016 was the year almost every Indian knew about Coldplay.

Top 10 Newsmakers of 2016- BookMyShow


2016 was the year of celebrity break-ups. Several long-lasting Bollywood and Hollywood relationships came to an end but one that truly shocked and broke our hearts was the Brangelina split.

Top 10 Newsmakers of 2016- BookMyShow

Taking a look back at this eventful year, we can definitely say that 2016 was one hell of a roller coaster ride.

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