Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has been voted the world’s sexiest Asian man for the third time in four years.
The 40-year-old actor reclaimed the crown, which he lost last year, in the 11th edition of the ’50 Sexiest Asian Men In The World’ list produced annually by Britain’s weekly newspaper ‘Eastern Eye’.
Indian Television actor Kushal Tandon was the surprise runner up in this year’s list and last year’s winner Ali Zafar, from Pakistan, slipped to third place on the ratings released here on Wednesday.
TV actor Vivian D’Sena, who made it into the top 10 for the first time, was fourth in a record-breaking year that saw more than 10 million votes cast in all.
“Thank you ‘Eastern Eye’. I am humbled by the desirable tag. I believe sexy is less to do with the physical and more to do with the mental perspective on life, others and yourself,” Hrithik said.
“Do good, never please, know your worth, walk your path, have a sense of humour, be the giver, be self-sufficient and contribute with power to all around. Sexy is as sexy does. Create your own sexy!”
‘Eastern Eye’ showbiz editor Asjad Nazir, founder of the list and chair of the judging panel, believes Hrithik is on his way to become India’s first global cinematic superstar.
“The reason why Hrithik is regularly voted top is that he ticks all the boxes. He is a talented actor, is the best dancer in Bollywood, has arguably the best physique and has the kind of humility that connects him to the everyday individual,” Nazir said.
Actor Fawad Khan was in seventh position. Others stars in the top 10 include Shahid Kapoor (5), Barun Sobti (6), Ranbir Kapoor (8) and Salman Khan (10).
Pakistani singer Atif Aslam also made it to the list at the 40th rank.
The 2014 full list will be published in Eastern Eye on Friday (today).