Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor has been voted the “Sexiest Asian Man” in the world in an annual UK poll released in London on Wednesday.
The 36-year-old popular actor of recent award-winning films such as “Udta Punjab” beat off competition from chart-
topping British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik, last year’s winner who came in at third this year.
Another popular Bollywood star and one of the past toppers of the list, Hrithik Roshan, is ranked second for the third year in a row in the “50 Sexiest Asian Men”poll conducted by London-based weekly newspaper ‘Eastern Eye’.
“I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I am humbled by the desirable tag,” Kapoor told the newspaper.
“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,” he said.
The annual list, which is based on votes from fans around the world, generated heat on social media as millions from around the world participated.
The film “Padmavati” will not be banned by the Supreme Court, said judges today, stating that it’s up to the country’s censor board to decide how the film should be released.
Padmavati, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, tells the story of Queen Padmini of Chittoor in Rajasthan and stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.Padmavati is a Historical movie. Audiences are expecting very much from this movie.
The film has run into controversy with some Hindu groups, mainly in Rajasthan, stating that it romanticizes the relationship between Padmini and Alauddin Khilji, the Delhi ruler who was obsessed with her. Legend has it that after her husband was killed, Padmini set herself on fire along with other women to prevent Khilji from taking her prisoner.
The director has denied any intimate scenes or the love story between Padmini and Khilji.
Rajasthan has seen several protests against the 200-crore movie, whose makers say they plan to release it on December 1 though they have yet to submit it for clearance to the censor board.
Earlier this week, a BJP parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh warned of possible violence if the film is not blocked.