Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, who played father-daughter in Shoojit Sircar’s 2015 hit film Piku, are named as the most desirable travel buddies. Yes, you heard that right! According to a survey, conducted by online accommodation booking website Hotels.com, most Indians see their travel buddy in megastar Big B and actresses Deepika Padukone.
On the other hand, actresses like Bipasha Basu and Vidya Balan found a spot in the list of least popular celebrity travel companions. Indian travellers voted for their most desired celebrity travel buddies. As many as 8,400 adults from 28 countries took part in the poll, commissioned in October 2016.
Over 300 Indian users shared their views on their dream celebrity companions. The results of the survey were released on Thursday, read a statement from the website. For the Indian market, the survey dates were from October 21 to 31 last year.
As many as 53 percent of the users wanted to go on a vacation with Deepika, and 40.3 percent picked Priyanka. Sunny Leone and Jacqueline Fernandez came in at third and fourth place respectively followed by Alia Bhatt. While young Bollywood actresses dominated the female celebrity roster, Amitabh Bachchan topped the male celebrity list by garnering 33.3 percent of all Indian votes.
Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar came in second with 31.7 percent votes. Ranbir Kapoor and Virat Kohli’s popularity saw them being voted the third and fourth most desired male celebrity travel buddies respectively. Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo also made an entry. He was placed fifth with 27.3 percent votes.
As many as 44 percent voters don’t want to travel with Rakhi Sawant. Bipasha and Vidya Balan got the thumbs down as 28.7 percent and 26 percent of the participants respectively chose not to travel with them. The results also showed that 43.3 percent of the users wants to dance the night away at a nightclub with their dream celebrity travel partners.
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