Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has been voted the Sexiest Asian Man in the world in an annual UK poll released in London.
Shahid has dethroned chart-topping pop star Zayn Malik, who has been awarded the accolade for the previous two years. Shahid has beaten colleague actor Hrithik Roshan in the voted survey – Hrithik takes the second spot on the list – while stars Zayn Malik and Fawad Khan feature on third and sixth spots respectively.
Taking to Twitter, Shahid wrote on Twitter, “Sexiest Man Alive, 2017!!! WOW!! Thank you guys!! It’s all made possible because of your love & support. Love you all!!”
Sexiest Man Alive, 2017!!!
WOW!! Thank you guys!! It’s all made possible because of your love & support.
Love you all!!
Thanks @EasternEye & @AsjadNazir #AsjadNazirSexyList2017 https://t.co/cvftzRoma2
— Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) December 13, 2017
Television actor Vivian Dsena, known for his role in TV show Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahaani, gets the fourth spot while Siya Ke Ram actor Ashish Sharma ranks fifth. The rest of the names will be released on Friday along with the full list.
The Eastern Eye 50 Sexiest Asian Men 2017 TOP SIX. Thanks to all those who voted. Full list out in newspaper on Friday December 15.
— Eastern Eye (@EasternEye) December 13, 2017
The rest of the top 10 consists of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, actors Gurmeet Choudhary and Ranveer Singh, and the only sportsman in the list, the newly married Virat Kohli.
“I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I am humbled by the desirable tag. I believe sexy is not only to do with the physical, but as much to do with the mental perspective on life. This one is for all those fans who have loved and supported me” said Shahid.
Recently, actress Priyanka Chopra also topped the list of 50 Sexiest Asian Women 2017 and this year marks her fifth time on the top spot on the list.