Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has been voted the Sexiest Asian Male of 2019 as well as the last decade in an online poll released in London on Wednesday. The 45-year-old actor who has box-office hits such as ‘War’ and ‘Super 30’ topped the annual ‘Sexiest Asian Male’ ranking compiled by British news weekly ‘Eastern Eye’, based on votes from film fans around the world, heat generated on social networking sites as well as wider impact over the year.
Roshan scored a double win as he topped the overall ranking for the last 10 years as well. “I would like to thank everyone who feels so and has voted for me; I am flattered,” said Roshan, as he stressed that he did not view it as an “achievement”. He said: “Just a person’s looks are not relevant in the larger scheme of things. I don’t judge people by the way they look. Similarly, I don’t judge myself either by the way I look. “What is attractive in a person is his/her story, journey and the way that person has dealt with situations in his/her own life. Looking a certain way for my characters is just a part of my job, which takes a lot of effort and hard work.”
‘Eastern Eye’ Entertainment Editor and author of the annual ranking Asjad Nazir attributed Roshan’s success to a well-rounded career trajectory. Hrithik is the most voted for star since the list was founded 16 years ago and consistently shown there is more to him than the Greek God looks, and physique, said Nazir. Bollywood actor and 2017 winner Shahid Kapoor came in at second place, with television actor Vivian Dsena ranking third, screen action hero Tiger Shroff making his debut in the top 10 at No. 4 and British Asian popstar Zayn Malik completing the top 5 for 2019. The men featured in 2019 were connected by the fact they all went beyond their stardom and looks to make a positive impact.
That is what really sexiness is about and why this list connects with millions around the world, said Nazir. Besides Roshan, the top 10 for the decade is dominated by actors and singers except Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, who is ranked seventh. The list, which created a buzz on social media as it trended on Twitter in recent weeks, will be published in Eastern Eye’ on Friday.
Making a comeback after a long exit from Bollywood with Super 30, Hrithik Roshan swooped audiences to their feet as mathematician Anand Kumar. The bio-pic on mathematician Anand Kumar went on rake in more than a 100 crore at the box office after which we saw the talented actor in an action-ridden movie ‘War’ with Tiger Shroff. Living up to its hype, the action movie went on to bring in more than 300 rupees at the box office.
Following his back to back success a new report has now surfaced that the handsome hunk is reconsidering a hike in his paycheck following demands from filmmakers to star in their projects. While no clarification on the ‘hike’ has been made, the reports from a source working closely with Roshan is quoted saying that the star’s remuneration has increased “substantially.”
The reconsideration for his paycheck also has to do with reports suggesting that the actor is being considered to cast in ‘Mahabharata’ to playing a titular role in an upcoming Sanjay Leela Bhansali. While such reports are yet to be made official, a green signal has been given for the much-successful Krrish sequel by dad Rakesh Roshan. The movie is slated for a 2020 Christmas release.
(With inputs from PTI)
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