Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone Photograph:( Instagram )
Indian TV actor Hina Khan came third while Pakistani actress Mahira Khan landed on the fourth spot in the list.
No surprises here as Indians dominated the sexiest Asian woman list in an online poll released in London for 2019. Released by UK-based Eastern Eye, topping the annual list is our very own Alia Bhatt who has been making headlines with her acting, choice of films and of course her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor.
Alia was crowned Asia’s sexiest woman of the year. Speaking on the accolade, Alia said, “I’ve always believed that true beauty goes beyond what is seen and that is what really counts,” and added, “We’ll grow older, our appearances will change, but a good heart will always keep you beautiful and that is really what we should focus on.”
The list is based on online votes, media coverage of an actor in a year, their impact and the buzz they generate on various social media platforms. On Alia Bhatt winning the title, founder of the list Asjad Nazir said, “There is no one on a bigger role than unstoppable star Alia Bhatt and nothing will prevent her from dominating the next decade of commercial Hindi cinema as the queen of Bollywood. More than a movie star she is a powerful symbol of girl power, who is a representation of the empowered modern-day woman.” Some days back, Hrithik Roshan was named sexiest Asian man in the list.
Coming second on the list was Deepika Padukone, who had topped the list in 2018. But there’s nothing to be sad about for all DP fans as she gets her crown for being Asia’s sexiest woman of the decade.
As for this year’s sexiest Asian list, Indian TV actress Hina landed on the third spot while Pakistani actress Mahira Khan came fourth. She, however, continues to be the sexiest Pakistani woman on the planet for the fifth year in a row and is also named sexiest Pakistani of the decade.
Mahira said, “I am so grateful to all my fans who continue to vote for me every year. This one is for a decade of love, ups and downs, support and magic. I have never considered myself sexy, but I believe when you do you - that’s sexy. And I hope I can continue to do just that.”
The top ten in the list in rounded by Surbhi Chandna (5), Katrina Kaif (6), Shivangi Joshi (7), Nia Sharma (8), Mehwish Hayat (9) and Priyanka Chopra (10).
A surprise entry is Ananya Panday from India on number 36. She is the youngest on the list while the oldest is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on 39.
The highest placed newcomer is YouTube superstar turned TV host Lilly Singh. She is on number 14.
As for those on the decade list, after Deepika Padukone came Priyanka Chopra on second spot, Mahira Khan on third, Katrina Kaif on fourth. Indian TV actress Drashti Dhami bagged the sexiest TV star of the decade title while she made it to position 5 on the list. The top women get rounded by Freida Pinto (6), Alia Bhatt (7), Anushka Shetty (8), Nia Sharma (9) and Sonam Kapoor (10).