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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 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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Shahid Kapoor Says He Now Understands His Responsibilities As An Actor

It's not just his professional life that is keeping him busy, but he is also excited to be a father again. He already has a daughter named Misha with wife Mira Rajput.

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Shahid says his life's journey would "probably be a book". Wikimedia

“It’s been a journey of a young kid who didn’t know what it meant to be an actor. And now I understand my privilege and responsibilities and I am thankful for it. I’m also proud of what I’ve achieved and I feel the need to grow and evolve,” Shahid Kapoor said in an email interview.

Shahid, who made appearances as a background dancer in the films “Dil To Pagal Hai” and “Taal”, made his acting debut in the 2003 romantic comedy “Ishq Vishk”.

From his portrayal of a teenage student that earned him the Best Male Debut at an award function to portraying hard-hitting roles in films like “Haider” and “Udta Punjab”, or as the restrained king in “Padmaavat”, he is counted as one of Bollywood’s most bankable actors.

Shahid says his life's journey would "probably be a book".
The actor, who is a Reebok brand ambassador for which he has backed a new campaign, says the drive within him makes him unstoppable. Wikimedia

Shahid says his life’s journey would “probably be a book”.

“It has been 15 years in this industry and I’ve given a large part of my life to it, so I want to maximize my effort for this job. Yeah, I’m a very different person today,” Shahid said.

The actor, who is a Reebok brand ambassador for which he has backed a new campaign, says the drive within him makes him unstoppable.

“People who are young, somehow seem to lack the drive and don’t seem to be excited or charged and lack momentum. There are people who are much older, who have immense drive which is internally found. It comes when you’re truly passionate about something.

“The fire is within and comes from the need to achieve something. If you have no need or desires, there won’t be anything to be excited about,” said Shahid, whose next films are “Batti Gul Meter Chalu” and the Hindi remake of Telugu movie “Arjun Reddy”.

Shahid said that it was the first remake he was doing. “It’s a very different journey. I’ve actually seen the film and loved both the lead actors and all the actors in the film; so there is this huge responsibility of a film that has achieved cult status and we want to make it as well if not better.”

Shahid, who will step into the shoes of Telugu actor Vijay Deverakonda for the emotional drama, is confident it is going to be an amazing character to play. “I fell in love with the character the moment I saw it and I am quite nervous about it and excited at the same time,” he said.

It’s not just his professional life that is keeping him busy, but he is also excited to be a father again. He already has a daughter named Misha with wife Mira Rajput.

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Representational Image. Wikimedia

“I think having a child makes you re-look at everything. Over the years you get used to things… The minute you have a child, the parent within you jumps out and you feel protective and want to give them the best life,” he said.

“I just want to be there for my daughter and my second child! I want to spend my life with them. I want to know about their life. I hope that I’m a good influence. I hope I’m not stuck up and can allow them to fly. They have their own identity and destiny… Your job is to be there when they need you, that’s it,” said Shahid.

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With life moving so perfectly, is Shahid ever scared of losing out on the fame and popularity that he has right now?

“No, I would not say that I’m afraid of losing out on fame and popularity. I’m afraid of losing out on opportunities to work with the best filmmaker or get the best opportunities or not being able to maximize my potential, or not being able to reach out to people that I could have. Fame and popularity are a by-product. The idea is to worry about what you do as opposed to what happens because of what you do,” he said. (IANS)