The pop star, actor and composer, Ali Zafar has become the first Pakistani to top the Newspaper, Eastern Eye’s renowned list of the ‘50 Sexiest Asian Men in the World’. Number one in a list largely dominated by celebrities from India and narrowly beating the two-time winner Hrithik Roshan into second place turned out to be the closest race of all time.
Ali was clearly taken aback by the position he gained and said: “I am very flattered and never expected to be given this title. I still don’t know how I made it onto this list let alone top it, but would like to thank all those who voted for me from the bottom of my heart.”
The showbiz editor of Eastern Eye, Asjad Nazir, who compiles the hugely popular annual list and is appointed as the chairman of the judging panel, said: “Such was the volume of votes received from different continents that the star of the hit film Chashme Baddoor and soon to be released comedy Total Siyapaa was trending worldwide across Twitter. This is something that has never happened before and showed that Ali is arguably the biggest global celebrity Pakistan has right now.”