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UK paper's 'Sexiest Asian Women' poll: Deepika takes 1, Priyanka on 2nd & Mahira on 4th

Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and Mahira Khan (Source: Instagram/ @priyankachopra @deepikapadukone @mahirahkhan) Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 06, 2018, 05.19 PM (IST)

The annual list of ‘50 Sexiest Asian Women’ compiled by UK-based Eastern Eye weekly released on Wednesday and newlyweds Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra make it to the top 2 spots. While ‘Padmaavat’ actress Deepika takes the no.1 spot, global star Priyanka Chopra settles for second.

The next three who make it to top 5 include TV actress Nia Sharma, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan and Shivangi Joshi. 

Asjad Nazir, the newspaper’s Entertainment Editor said, “Apart from being the undisputed queen of Bollywood and a strikingly beautiful star, what really makes Deepika Padukone special is how big her heart is and how grounded she has remained throughout her remarkable rise.”

He added, “Deepika’s humility has been inspirational and the way she makes a positive impact through raising awareness about mental health is showing everyone that being yourself and letting your inner light shine is the new sexy.”

Priyanka Chopra came in a close second, after clinching the top title last year. She also had a great year -- with good professional work and the nothing-less-of-a-royalty wedding with American singer Nick Jonas. 

At getting the fourth position, Mahira said, “I am grateful to be part of this list once again. My fans are my strength so thank you to them. I think personally sexy is what sexy does and I hope to continue to work hard at what I do with as much as passion as I have been from the start,” 

The rest of the top 10 completing the 2018 list includes Shivangi Joshi on no.5, Alia Bhatt on 6, Sonam Kapoor on 7, Hina Khan on 8, Katrina Kaif on 9 and Niti Taylor on 10. The highest-placed newcomer in the list is rising star Ashi Singh on 18 and the youngest in the list is 20-year-old television actress Shivangi Joshi.

The ‘50 Sexiest Asian Women’ list, which is compiled through a series of social media and related polling, will be formally released next Friday.