Emerging Pakistani actor Bilal Ashraf has just been named as the sexiest Pakistani man in the world by a British Asian publication.
The Superstar actor is ranked seventh and is the only Pakistani to have made it onto the list. The list consisted of Asian actors and celebrities that have been voted by fans all around the world.
The Pakistani star was taken by surprise of his inclusion in this exclusive list.
“I am beyond humbled to be featured as part of a list among such legendary gentlemen and that, year on year, has generated so much attention globally. This has come to me as an amazing surprise and such moments make the struggle and commitment we all put into our work all worth the while. This encourages me to try my best to further myself in my field. I’m extremely grateful for this recognition.”
A Good Year
2019 has been a great year for Bilal Ashraf as he got a chance to play a lead role opposite the immensely popular Mahira Khan in the hit film Superstar. The actor also did an ‘item’ song for the movie which created a lot of buzz and media attention.
While the music video received mixed reviews, it certainly was… ‘different’. However, it got people talking and as we all know, ‘any publicity, is good publicity’.
We’ll let you be the judge…
British Reporter Praises Bilal Ashraf
The annual list was founded by British-Pakistani reporter Asjad Nazir, who described Bilal as the future of Pakistani cinema.
“Pakistani cinema is on the rise globally and that is thanks to a new generation of world-class actors like Bilal. He will lead a future generation of cinema stars that will ultimately help empower his country and inspire others living there,” said Asjad Nazir speaking to The News and Geo.
Who Else Made The List
Other notable inclusion in top 10 list featured:
- Tiger Shroff,
- music artist Zayn Malik,
- TV star Harshad Chopra,
- Mohsin Khan,
- South Indian superstar Prabhas
- Indian cricketer Virat Kohli.
Sadly, Umar Akmal was snubbed from the list (we’re kidding here of course).
Hrithik Is The Sexiest Asian Man of The Decade
Joining Bilal on the list are some of the biggest stars in Asia. One of whom is Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan, who was crowned not only as the sexiest Asian man in the world but the sexiest Asian man of the decade.
“I would like to thank everyone who feels so and has voted for me. I am flattered but I also know that it is not an achievement. Just a person’s looks are not relevant in the larger scheme of things. I don’t judge people by the way they look. Similarly, I don’t judge myself either by the way I look. What is attractive in a person is his/her story, journey and the way that person has dealt with situations in his/her own life. Looking a certain way for my characters is just a part of my job which takes a lot of effort and hard work,” said Roshan.
Another Pakistani Made It to The List
The Krish superstar marginally outranked a popular Pakistani star. We are of course talking about our very own Ali Zafar! Despite not winning the title, Zafar was flattered to be included and had this to say:
“What can I say. The love bestowed upon me repeatedly over the years is heartwarming. I am just a boy, well now a man, trying to make some art and never thought of myself as the voted icon, nonetheless my profound gratitude to all the fans and the magazine for the honour.”
Who’s Your Pick?
The list is up for debate as many notable celebrities were not included in the top 10. Who do you think is missing? Our money is on Dr Amir Liaquat, his exclusion is a travesty!