LONDON: Former One Direction member Zayn Malik has clinched the title of being the Sexiest Asian Man for the second time in a row. The same poll that declared Deepika Padukone as the Sexiest Asian Woman of 2016, has now released its list of the Asian men who set hearts on fire. Awarded by a London-based publication, the poll is conducted across social media platforms. Malik, of Pakistani descent, had also been awarded the title in 2015. “The singer/songwriter showed comprehensively there was life after boy band One Direction with a rip-roaring start to his solo career. It was as if he struck a match, casually threw it at the world and stepped back to watch a wildfire sweep across the continents with his songs burning up the charts.
Number two on the list is Bollywood star, Hrithik Roshan whose Greek god good looks have earned him similar titles in the past. Third on the list is Pakistani actor, Fawad Afzal Khan, while the fourth spot has been seized by Indian television actor, Ashish Sharma. Salman Khan is number five on the list. But someone who deserves your attention more than anyone else is the now-famous ‘Pakistani Chaiwala’, Arshad Khan who has been ranked number 31 on the list. Khan, whose picture broke the internet last month is reportedly the first Editor’s Choice entry in a contest where social media generally has the final say. “He has since been plucked from obscurity and gained global media attention along with a new career in modelling. He makes the list for representing the everyday man and for showing the most impossible dream can come.”