It's Official - Ali Zafar is THE Sexiest Asian Man on the Planet!

It’s Official – Ali Zafar is THE Sexiest Asian Man on the Planet!

ALI ZAFAR BECOMES THE FIRST PAKISTANI TO BE CROWNED

SEXIEST ASIAN MAN ON THE PLANET

It's Official - Ali Zafar is THE Sexiest Asian Man on the Planet!

It’s Official – Ali Zafar is THE Sexiest Asian Man on the Planet!

 

[London 11 December 2013] Chart topping singer turned actor Ali Zafar has become the first Pakistani to ever top Eastern Eye newspaper’s renowned list of the 50 Sexiest Asian Men In The World (AKA The Sexy List).

 

The pop star, actor and composer was number one in a list largely dominated by celebrities from India and narrowly beat two-time winner Hrithik Roshan into second place in what turned out to be the closest race of all time.

 

Zafar, who has graduated from annually being the highest placed Pakistani in the list to becoming the sexiest Asian man on the planet, was clearly taken aback by the win, saying: I am very flattered and never expected to be given this title. I still don’t know how I made it onto this list let alone top it, but would like to thank all those who voted for me from the bottom of my heart.”

 

Eastern Eye showbiz editor Asjad Nazir, who compiles the hugely popular annual list and is chairman of the judging panel, said: “Such was the volume of votes received from different continents, that the star of hit film ‘Chashme Baddoor’ and soon to be released comedy ‘Total Siyapaa’ was trending worldwide across Twitter. This is something that has never happened before and showed that Ali is arguably the biggest global celebrity Pakistan has right now. As a composer, musician and actor he is also one of the most talented. He has cracked Bollywood and there will be very little to stop him from making a significant mark in the west.”

 

The other very big surprise of the 2013 list was Indian actor Barun Sobti, who rose seven places from last year to third place on the list, despite being off-screen since he left hit TV serial ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?’ to pursue a movie career in 2012. Sobti led a burgeoning group of television stars that are clearly giving their film contemporaries a run for their money in this year’s list. These included Kushal Tandon (9), Gurmeet Choudhary (11), Karan Singh Grover (13), Rithvik Dhanjani (15), Salman Yussuf Khan (20), Gautam Rode (23), Vivian D’Sena (24), Eijaz Khan (42) and Karan Wahi (46).

 

Nazir comments on the growing impact and popularity of stars from the small screen: “There were more TV stars in the top 50 than ever before and this continuing emergence showed that they are catching up fast to the dominant Bollywood heroes. They are playing a much bigger part in the lives of people and that probably explains why so many film stars use television to promote their movies. It also explains why movie producers are now signing up TV stars.”

 

Flying the flag for Britain are five of the music industry’s leading lights – One Direction’s heart-throb Zayn Malik is at number 8, followed by Jay Sean (17), singer Arjun (25), The Wanted star Siva Kaneswaran (30) and rapper Shizzio (40).

 

Like last year the highest placed Pakistani was once again Ali Zafar (1), the highest placed British star was One Direction band member Zayn Malik (8) and the highest placed sportsman was Indian cricket star Virat Kohli (10). Actor Sushant Singh Rajput (18) rounded off a dream year by becoming the highest placed newcomer in the list.

 

Other notable names in the list included Shahid Kapoor (4), Salman Khan (5),                                Ranbir Kapoor (6), Sidharth Malhotra (12), Shah Rukh Khan (14), Karan Tacker (28), Varun Dhawan (35) and Mohit Raina (50).

 

2013’s full list is published in UK’s most popular weekly newspaper Eastern Eye on December 13.

 

The Top 20 men on this year’s list of 50 Sexiest Asian Men in the World are:

 

2013

2012

Movement

Name

1

2

1

Ali Zafar

2

1

-1

Hrithik Roshan

3

10

7

Barun Sobti

4

4

0

Shahid Kapoor

5

3

-2

Salman Khan

6

9

3

Ranbir Kapoor

7

8

1

John Abraham

8

12

4

Zayn Malik

9

6

-3

Kushal Tandon

10

23

13

Virat Kohli

11

22

11

Gurmeet Choudhary

12

5

-7

Sidharth Malhotra

13

24

11

Karan Singh Grover

14

7

-7

Shah Rukh Khan

15

33

18

Rithvik Dhanjani

16

17

1

Imran Khan

17

14

-3

Jay Sean

18

0

NE

Sushant Singh Rajput

19

16

-3

Emraan Hashmi

20

0

NE

Salman Yusuff Khan

The British Stars featured on the List are:

2013

2012

Movement

Name

8

12

4

Zayn Malik

17

14

-3

Jay Sean

26

38

12

Arjun

30

32

2

Siva Kaneswaran

40

34

-6

Shizzio

The TV Stars on this year’s list are:

2013

2012

Movement

Name

3

10

7

Barun Sobti

9

6

-3

Kushal Tandon

11

22

11

Gurmeet Choudhary

13

24

11

Karan Singh Grover

15

33

18

Rithvik Dhanjani

20

0

NE

Salman Yusuff Khan

23

0

NE

Gautam Rode

24

27

3

Vivian Dsena

25

43

18

Fawad Afzal Khan

27

11

-16

Karan Tacker

28

0

NE

Rajeev Khandelwal

33

35

2

Himansh Kohli

36

0

NE

Feroze Khan

39

0

NE

Jay Bhanushali

41

0

NE

Eijaz Khan

43

0

NE

Karan Wahi

48

0

NE

Avinash Sachdev

50

0

NE

Mohit Raina