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The countdown to ring out 2011 has begun and What a Year it has been….we won the Cricket World Cup, we had scandals after scandal in politics, a new leader emerged in form of Anna, and Aiswarya Rai Bachchan, along with the nation, welcomed Beti B had. Whichever way you see, you will agree that 2011 was one action packed year! 

Therefore, at the dawn of 2012, MSN India invited consumers to vote for the best and the worst of 2011 under the categories: Bollywood, Sports, leaders and the most admired women. Indians have voted up a storm and we have had a whopping 5.2 million votes!! The results are out, some are expected and some are massive surprises. 

Read on to know more: 

Bollywood 

Best Actor (Male): The ‘Shaitan’ of Bollywood, Rajeev Khandelwal has bagged the ‘Best Actor Male’ title. What’s more surprising? He has beaten the more obvious, Shahrukh, the King Khan and Imran Khan, the chocolate boy! With …….. Votes, great going Rajeev! 

Best Actor (Female): Katrina Kaif. Ahem! So ‘Shiela Ki Jawani’ has eclipsed ‘Silk Smita’ and Katrina has beaten Vidya Balan for the top spot. We hope this would be a great encouragement for Kat and she would win the top spot again next year – not for being a ‘Chikni Chameli’…this time for actually acting! 

Worst Actor (Male): And the award goes to Himesh Reshammiya. We Indians admire bravery and this man is the bravest person in Bollywood currently. If you do not believe us, kindly watch his movies. But for that, you need to be very brave too! In fact, Aby Baby might have got blessed with a BaB this year; however, he has definitely not managed to be on the apple of the Junta’s eye! He gave a tough competition to Himesh Reshamiya in the category of the ‘worst actor male’. 

Worst Actor (Female): Esha Deol. Well! At least she won something. 

Best Film: Bodyguard. Lovely Singh gave a tough competition to other contenders, Delhi Belly and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. But, we are not surprised. Salman Bhai is pretty hard to beat! And with this, the bad boy of Bollywood has ruled the people’s hearts two years in a row. Last year, Dabang had emerged as the Movie of the Year in the MSN India Diwali Dhamaka Poll. 

Worst Film: Mausam. One of the reviews said that the movie was so long that India could have accommodated a couple of terror attacks by the time the movie finished. Go Figure! 

Sports 

Indian Sportsman of the year: M S Dhoni is the undoubted winner. Why not? After the legendary Kapil Dev, this is the next man who won the world cup for us. You do us proud Dhoni! 

Best Indian Sporting event: The Cricket World Cup, what else??????? India winning the cup is still afresh in our minds and hearts. But, the big surprise is that there is just a difference of 1000 votes between the Cricket World Cup and the Hockey World Cup. Do we smell a return of the Hockey decade? 

Most followed Indian Sport: It’s Cricket for the most obvious reasons but here too the difference between Cricket and Hockey is a mere 64 votes. Hopefully, this is sign of a renewed interest in our national game. 

Leaders 

Most Admired Indian Leader: Narendra Modi wins this title and beating other hot favorites Anna Hazare and Rahul Gandhi in the process. 

Women 

MSN She Most Admired Indian Female Icon: Kiran Bedi wins this well deserved title for her fight against corruption.

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