Pakistani star Bilal Ashraf has been named as the seventh sexiest Asian man by a British Asian publication ‘Eastern Eye’, while singer/actor Ali Zafar has been named second ‘Sexiest Asian men of the decade’.
Eastern Eye issues its annual list of the top 50 sexiest men and woman of Asia, based on popular votes by fans around the world, trends generated on social networking sites, positive impact and media attention.
Bilal is the only Pakistani celebrity to feature in the list of the sexiest Asian men this year.
The actor was taken by surprise with the news and told the publication. “I am beyond humbled to be featured as part of a list among such legendary gentlemen and that, year on year, has generated so much attention globally. This has come to me as an amazing surprise and such moments make the struggle and commitment we all put into our work all worth the while. This encourages me to try my best to further myself in my field. I’m extremely grateful for this recognition,” he said.
Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has topped the list with maximum number of votes from his fans across the globe.
The rest of the top 10 for 2019 are actor Shahid Kapoor (2), Vivian Dsena (3), Tiger Shroff (4), Zayn Malik (5), Harshad Chopda (6) Mohsin Khan (8), cricketer Virat Kohli (9) and South Indian superstar Prabhas (10).
The top 10 for sexiest Asian men of the decade were named as Hrithik Roshan (1), Zayn Malik (2), Ali Zafar (3), Vivian Dsena (4), Salman Khan (5), Shahid Kapoor (6), Virat Kohli (7), Ranbir Kapoor (8), Ranveer Singh (9) and Prabhas (10).
Ali Zafar said, “What can I say. The love bestowed upon me repeatedly over the years is heartwarming. I am just a boy, well now a man, trying to make some art and never thought of myself as the voted icon, nonetheless my profound gratitude to all the fans and the magazine for the honour.”