For the second time in a row, British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik has been named the sexiest Asian Man of 2016, beating Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan. Malik pushed Kaabil actor Roshan into the second position for the second time to become the sexiest Asian man of 2016.
Malik was named as the sexiest Asian man this year in a poll conducted by the UK weekly newspaper Eastern Eye. In 2014, he took the ninth spot on the list, and last year he jumped to the first position. He retained the position this year.
"The singer/songwriter showed comprehensively there was life after boy band One Direction with a rip-roaring start to his solo career. It was as if he struck a match, casually threw it at the world and stepped back to watch a wildfire sweep across the continents with his songs burning up the charts," Asjad Nazir of Eastern Eye said, according to the Press Trust of India.
Roshan, who topped the list in 2014, slipped to the second rank last year and remained at the spot this year. Third on the list is Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan. Interestingly, television actor Ashish Sharma has taken the fourth spot, beating the Sultan of Bollywood, Salman Khan.
The list of top 10 sexiest Asian men includes Bollywood, Indian television and Pakistani actors. Television actor Barun Sobti is at the sixth position, followed by Padmavati actor Shahid Kapoor, Vivian Dsena, Pakistani actor Ali Zafar, and Befikre actor Ranveer Singh, respectively.
Shah Rukh Khan has taken the 17th spot on the list. Also finding a mention is Pakistani blue-eyed chaiwala Arshad Khan, who became an internet sensation in October. Khan was placed at the 31st rung.
"Impoverished teenager Arshad Khan broke the Internet earlier this year when his photograph serving tea sent females around the world into a frenzy. He has since been plucked from obscurity and gained global media attention along with a new career in modelling. He makes the list for representing the everyday man and for showing the most impossible dream can come," Nazir said.
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