Ali Zafar crowned sexiest Asian Man On The Planet
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Singer-actor Ali Zafar has become the first Pakistani to ever top Eastern Eye newspaper's list of the 50 Sexiest Asian Men In The World.
The 33-year-old was number one in a list largely dominated by celebrities from India and narrowly beat two-time winner Hrithik Roshan into second place.
Ali Zafar, who has graduated from annually being the highest placed Pakistani in the list to becoming the sexiest Asian man on the planet, said, "I am very flattered and never expected to be given this title. I still don't know how I made it onto this list let alone top it, but would like to thank all those who voted for me from the bottom of my heart."
Eastern Eye showbiz editor Asjad Nazir, who compiles the annual list and is chairman of the judging panel, said, "Such was the volume of votes received from different continents, that the star of hit film 'Chashme Baddoor' and soon to be released comedy 'Total Siyapaa' was trending worldwide across Twitter.
The other very big surprise of the 2013 list was Indian actor Barun Sobti, who rose 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 pursue a movie career in 2012.
Sobti led a burgeoning group of television stars that are clearly giving their film contemporaries a run for their money in this year s list.
These included 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).
"There were more TV stars in the top 50 than ever before and this continuing emergence showed that they are catching up fast to the dominant Bollywood heroes.
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