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Shahid Kapoor named the Sexiest Asian Man according to the UK poll

Shahid Kapoor dethrones Hrithik Roshan and Zayn Malik after becoming the Sexiest Asian Man according to the UK poll and dedicates the award to his fans

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Shahid Kapoor named the Sexiest Asian Man according to the UK poll.
Shahid Kapoor named the Sexiest Asian Man according to the UK poll. IANS
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  • Shahid Kapoor is named the Sexiest Asian Man
  • Shahid kapoor dedicated the award to his fans for voting him
  • Many Indian superstars are in the list of 50 Sexiest Asian Men

London, Dec 13, 2017: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has been named the ‘Sexiest Asian Man’ in a poll, dethroning singer Zayn Malik who has been winning the title for the past two years.

Shahid has topped Eastern Eye’s 2017 list of 50 Sexiest Asian Men in the world. Last year, he ranked seventh.

Expressing surprise, the “Udta Punjab” star dedicated the title to his fans who voted for him.

“I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. I am humbled by the desirable tag. 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,” Shahid said in a statement.

Actor Hrithik Roshan ranked second for the third year in a row, with Zayn Malik falling to number three.

The highest placed TV star in the 14th edition of the long-running list is Vivian D’sena, who ranked fourth. Last year’s highest placed small screen star Ashish Sharma ranked fifth, while Fawad Khan is the highest placed Pakistani for the second year in a row in sixth.

The rest of the top 10 consists of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, actors Gurmeet Choudhary and Ranveer Singh, and the only sportsman in the list, the newly married Virat Kohli.

The highest ranking newcomer in the 2017 edition of the list is young actor Mohsin Khan, who has been delighting fans on hit serial “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”.

The youngest in the list is 20-year-old singer and musician Danyal Zafar, who has entered the top 50 for the first time and is the younger brother of Pakistani superstar Ali Zafar.

The oldest in the list is once again 52-year-old Shah Rukh Khan.

Last week, Priyanka Chopra was named the Sexiest Asian Woman for the fifth time. (IANS)

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Women’s major role in Shahid Kapoor’s life

Know why Shahid Kpoor says that women have been the strongest and important part of his life

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Women have played a major role in Shahid Kapoor's life
Women have played a major role in Shahid Kapoor's life. IANS
  • Shahid Kapoor talks about how women have played a major role in his life
  • Shahid Kapoor says how the condition of women has evolved in the Bollywood industry

New Delhi, Dec 9: Actor Shahid Kapoor says the strongest people in his life have been women, especially his mother Neelima Azeem who has been a single parent. He also calls his wife Mira and daughter Misha his “whole world” and says he couldn’t have been happier in his life than now.

Shahid spoke to IANS on phone from Mumbai on the sidelines of Reebok FitToFight Awards 2.0, where the brand felicitated women nominees from across the country for their spirit and courage.

“I don’t think there is anything which resonated with me so naturally as this campaign did. The strongest people in my life have been women, starting with my mother. She was a single parent and she was the most powerful and the strongest, and a person I would depend on the most,” said Shahid, who endorses Reebok with Kangana Ranaut.

“Today, Mira and Misha are my whole world and I can’t think of any reason why this initiative would not connect with me. It’s the most natural connect,” said the actor, who also believes women are fitter than men.

“Women know how to deal with situations better than most men do. They are very independent and self-assured,” he said.

So is he going to inculcate these traits in Misha too?

“I want her to discover herself, be respectful towards family and appreciate everything that she has. I want her to spread love and happiness,” he said of his little one, who was born in August 2016.

Coming from an industry where heroines often complain about not getting the equal screen space compared to their male counterparts, Shahid feels the journey of female stars has changed over the years.

“It’s important to recognise roles for their power, for their impact. It doesn’t matter whether it is male or female. I think stories that deserve being told, the characters that deserve being showcased, must be showcased. There is nothing like male or female in art. It’s just about discussing life, connecting with people and saying something substantial.

“I think it’s amazing to see that so much has been created in films which are female-centric and they are loved by audiences. It also goes to show that we have a lot of women in the audience, in case anybody had forgotten,” he said.

And what does he think about pay equality?

“I think it is changing for the positive. I think people are recognising (the issue) and it is all co-related. Today, women-oriented films have started doing extremely well and they have developed a market for themselves. Therefore, the change is naturally happening.

“Like I said before, it’s not about male or female. If you deserve to be paid a certain amount because that is how viable you are, you must be paid that,” Shahid told IANS.

His next film “Padmavati”, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is under the scanner for alleged distortion of historical facts about the fabled Rajput queen. The film was scheduled to release on December 1, but was deferred and uncertainty over its release still looms large.

Tired of commenting on the row, he said: “I have spoken enough and I don’t feel the need to say anything more.”

He also said trolls and backlash are problems emerging from social media.

“It’s very easy to pass a comment when you don’t have to be accountable for it because nobody even knows who you are.” (IANS)

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