The ‘Sexiest Asian Man’ must be absolutely preening right now! To be beating out the competition that includes Hrithik Roshan, Fawad Khan, and the holder of the title for the past two years – Zayn Malik - is no mean thrill.
But Shahid Kapoor is sounding suitably humble about topping Eastern Eye’s 2017 list of 50 Sexiest Asian Men in the world.The star, who had ranked seventh on the list last year, was all gratitude to his fans, who voted for him. “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. ”He was more expressive in a tweet, which saw him gushing, “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.”
The annual list, based on votes from fans around the world, has been creating considerable buzz on social media, what with millions of fans around the world participating and voting for their fave celebrities.
Speaking about Shahid’s win, Eastern Eye Entertainment Editor and Founder of the 50 Sexiest Asian Men list, Asjad Nazir, stated that it was Kapoor’s growing profile as a role model that was a key factor behind his big win this year, despite the postponement of his much-anticipated film Padmavati, in which he essays the role of Rawal Ratan Singh.
“Apart from showing off his impressive versatility as an actor and regularly delighting female fans with his chiselled physique, the handsome actor has won the hearts of fans with his devotion to his wife and young child,” said Nazir, adding, “Being a devoted family man has not only made him even more appealing to women, but also a generation of young men who look up to him.”
Shahid was followed by Hrithik Roshan at number 2, singer and songwriter Zayn Malik at number 3, TV actor Vivian Dsena at number 4, another television star Ashish Sharma at number 5 and Fawad Khan at number 6.