London, Dec 12 (): Singer-turned-actor, Ali Zafar has been awarded the title of ‘Sexiest Asian Man In The World 2013′ in a poll conducted by Eastern Eye. Zafar has become the first Pakistani ever to top the list, beating Hrithik Roshan, who slipped to second spot.
Zafar said he felt very much flattered and had never expected to be given this title. He still did not know how he made it to the top of this list. He said he liked to thank all those who had voted for him from the bottom of his heart.
The results were published following a worldwide poll in which people from different continents voted.
Eastern Eye showbiz editor Asjad Nazir, who is chairman of the judging panel and complied the annual list said that they received a huge volume of votes from different continents, as the hit film of the star ‘Chashme Baddoor’ and soon to be released comedy ‘Total Siyapaa’ were trending worldwide across Twitter.
Asjad Nazir, editor of the Eastern Eye said that Ali Zafar was one star who got ticked in all the boxes. He said Ali is a terrifically talented singer, actor and musician. The fact that he is good-looking and a devoted family man has added to his appeal with fans around the world.
Asjad said that he would think he would go from strength to strength in Bollywood and would not be surprised if Hollywood comes calling.
The other very interesting and big surprise of the 2013 list is about Indian actor Barun Sobti. He has risen 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 hunt a movie career in 2012.
Other TV stars, who are in the top list are 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).
In the list, 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).