Priyanka Chopra beats Deepika Padukone, voted 'Sexiest Asian Woman' in UK poll

Updated On : 07 Dec , 2017 , 08:19 PM
Priyanka Chopra beats Deepika Padukone, voted 'Sexiest Asian Woman' in UK poll
Priyanka Chopra beats Deepika Padukone, voted 'Sexiest Asian Woman' in UK poll
New Delhi:

Priyanka Chopra has all the reasons to feel on top of the world as the diva has beaten her 'Bajirao Mastani' co-star Deepika Padukone and won back the coveted title of the world's 'Sexiest Asian Woman' in an annual UK poll released on Thursday.

Last year the 'Quantico' star had lost the title to the 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani' actress and Deepika topped the 2016 edition of the popular '50 Sexiest Asian Women' poll.

However, Priyanka reclaimed the top slot this year in the poll by London-based weekly newspaper Eastern Eye for a record-breaking fifth time and Deepika has been ranked third this year.

Talking about her latest achievement Piggy Chops said, "I cannot actually take credit for this at all. Full credit should be given to my genetics and your optics."
   
"I feel grateful and am humbled. Consistency is key," the 'Barfi' actress added.

On the workfront, Priyanka, who is making the best of her stardom in the Hollywood, will be next seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming film 'Gustakhiyaan'.

Also starring 'MS Dhoni' fame Sushant Singh Rajput, the Bhansali-directorial is slated to hit the screens in 2018.

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Moreover, the london-based publication notes that her ranking rounds off another dream year for the actress, which saw her make incredible strides internationally with the release of her debut Hollywood feature 'Baywatch', win another People's Choice Award for her acclaimed television show 'Quantico' and sign further high-profile films in the West.
   
The A-list star also continued to make giant strides as a producer and as one of the hottest Indian stars on social media, crossing 20 million followers on Instagram.
   
'Eastern Eye' entertainment editor and founder of the '50 Sexiest Asian Women' list Asjad Nazir described Chopra as the perfect mix of "beauty, brains, bravery and a kind heart".
   
"Priyanka Chopra has become an incredible international ambassador for India and is smashing through glass ceilings all over the world.
   
"Apart from being courageous enough to fly into the unknown professionally, she has also done a lot of work for social causes, become a strong symbol for girl power and is making a young generation have big dreams," Nazir said.
   
India's small screen star Nia Sharma came in second, holding on to her position as the sexiest television star in the 2017 list.

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Up one place from last year, the talented actress said she can now dare to dream of reaching Chopra's heights.
   
"But seeing my name next to her in the list is no less a dream and struck me with a frenzied happiness... I owe my fans this joy and want to share it with them despite not being able to digest the development," Sharma said.
   
With Padukone at third, Alia Bhatt (4) and Pakistani actor Mahira Khan (5) complete the top five.
   
The rest of the top 10 includes actresses Drashti Dhami (6), Katrina Kaif (7), Shraddha Kapoor (8), Gauahar Khan (9) and Rubina Dilaik (10).
   
The highest placed newcomer and youngest in the list is 19-year-old television actress Shivangi Joshi (16), who has made an incredible impact on hit TV serial 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai'.
   
The oldest in the list is 54-year-old Sridevi (49), who is one of two editor's choices in the 2017 list.
   
The other editor's choice is Pakistani singer Momina Mustehsan (37), for her strides in a male-dominated music industry in Pakistan and making a massive impact along with opening a debate about important social causes.

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The complete '50 Sexiest Asian Women' list for 2017 is published in 'Eastern Eye' newspaper on Friday, followed up by the men's list on December 15.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published : Thursday, December 07, 2017 07:16 PM
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