Hrithik Roshan was beaten by Shahid Kapoor in the voted survey – Hrithik was placed at the second spot on the list – while star Zayn Malik ended up at the third spot.
Shahid Kapoor, the star of Padmavati topped the list of 50 Sexiest Asian Men 2017 for the first time, which is taken out annually by Eastern Eye. Zayn Malik, the two-time winner pop star was dethroned by Shahid. Hrithik Roshan was beaten by Shahid Kapoor in the voted survey of the Sexiest Asian Man – Hrithik was placed at the second spot on the list – while star Zayn Malik ended up at the third spot.
|Shahid Kapoor has beaten Hrithik Roshan and Zayn Malik to become Sexiest Asian Man 2017|
Sexiest Asian Man 2017 Shahid Kapoor responded to the newspaper which did the poll, “I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I am humbled by the desirable tag.”
He further added, “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.”
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
Vivian D’sena was the highest placed TV star in the long-running list, ranking fourth. Ashish Sharma who was the last year’s highest placed small screen star, ranked fifth this time, while Fawad Khan the highest placed Pakistani for the second time was placed at the sixth spot this time. The list of the top 10 also consists of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, TV star Gurmeet Choudhary, and the only sportsman in the list was the newlywed Virat Kohli.
Mohsin Khan, from the hit serial Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, is the highest-ranking newcomer in the 2017 edition of the list.The oldest on the list once again is 52-year-old Shah Rukh Khan. While the youngest in the list is a 20-year-old singer and musician Danyal Zafar, who has entered the top 50 for the first time and is the younger brother of Pakistani superstar Ali Zafar.
The Eastern Eye 50 Sexiest Asian Men 2017 TOP SIX. Thanks to all those who voted. Full list out in newspaper on Friday December 15.1. Shahid Kapoor
2. Hrithik Roshan
3. Zayn Malik
4. Vivian Dsena
5. Ashish Sharma
6. Fawad Khan#EasternEye #ShahidKapoor @shahidkapoor
— Eastern Eye (@EasternEye) December 13, 2017
Priyanka Chopra recently topped the list of 50 Sexiest Asian Women 2017 and this year marks her fifth time on the top spot on the list while Jamai Raja actress Nia Sharma was placed at the second spot for the second time.
‘Eastern Eye’ entertainment editor and founder of the ’50 Sexiest Asian Men’ list, Asjad Nazir, while talking to Economic Times cited that the key factor behind his big win this year is Shahid Kapoor’s growing profile as a role model, despite the postponement of his most anticipated film Padmavati, in which he tackles the role of a Rawal Ratan Singh.
“Apart from showing off his impressive versatility as an actor and regularly delighting female fans with his chiseled physique, the handsome actor has won the hearts of fans with his devotion to his wife and young child,” says Nazir.
“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,” he said.
British actor-musician Riz Ahmed is the editorial choice for 2017, for helping to “build cultural bridges” with his acting and music.
The survey generates a lot of enthusiasm on social media as millions of fans from around the world participate in this survey and votes for their favorite Star.