Entertainment News, Nation, (New Delhi), December 14:-Actor Shahid Kapoor has topped the list of 50 Sexiest Asian Men 2017 for the first time, which is taken out annually by Eastern Eye.
Shahid has dethroned chart-topping pop star Zayn Malik, who has been awarded the accolade for the previous two years. Shahid has beaten colleague actor Hrithik Roshan in the voted survey – Hrithik takes the second spot on the list – while stars Zayn Malik and Fawad Khan features on third and sixth spots respectively.
Shahid Kapoor, who ranked seventh, last year, expressed his surprise at topping the list and dedicated the stunning victory to his legion of fans who voted for him in force. “I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I am humbled by the desirable tag. I believe sexy is not only to do with the physical, but as much to do with the mental perspective on life. This one is for all those fans who have loved and supported me” said Shahid.
Taking to Twitter, Shahid wrote, “Sexiest Man Alive, 2017!!! WOW!! Thank you guys!! It’s all made possible because of your love & support. Love you all!!”
Shahid made his Bollywood debut in 2003 with Ishq Vishk, for which he won a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. Later, Shahid earned nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met and Vishal Bhardwaj’s Kaminey. In 2014, Shahid starred in Haider, for which he won the Best Actor award at Filmfare. Later Shahid received great appreciation for his role in drug drama Udta Punjab, which won him the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor.
Shahid married Delhi-based Mira Rajput in 2015. The couple are parents to daughter Misha, who recently celebrated her first birthday. Shahid will soon star in Padmavati, which was slated for December 1 release and a revised date haven’t been announced yet.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)