It is no secret that Ali Zafar is not only well liked for his abundant musical talent, humanitarian causes and, more recently, as an ambassador of peace in Pakistan but also for his charming demeanor and good looks. However, it is Pakistani politics rather than Pakistani stars that make international headlines now a days. Yet it is actors like Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan who were left behind when voting for the Sexiest Asian Man commenced. Both ranked No.7 and No.3 respectively dropped down in the poll voted for internationally across many forums.
It is therefore rather surprising that Ali Zafar’s status as a role model and shinning symbol of success has now been cemented by Britain’s Number 1 Weekly Asian newspaper, Eastern Eye. Ali Zafar has been crowned the closest contender by winning the 2nd place on the Sexiest Asian Man on the Planet list.
The results were published following a worldwide poll in which people from different continents including Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. With an international fan following and a whole host of global well-wishers there is no doubt that he could be crowned the Sexiest Asian Man next year.
Asjad Nazir, editor of the Eastern Eye said, “Ali Zafar is one star who ticks all the boxes, who is a terrifically talented singer, actor and musician. The fact that he is good-looking and a devoted family man has added to his appeal with fans around the world. I think he will go from strength to strength in Bollywood and wouldn’t be surprised if Hollywood comes calling”.This is the first time that a Pakistani artist, celebrity or star has come this close to winning the coveted crown. The poll was lead by Hrithik Roshan, who was crowned the sexiest man title for the second time in a row.
Ali Zafar was a surprise inclusion within the list as he was able to beat the likes of Indian actors Salman Khan, John Abraham, Ranbir Kapur, Shahid Kapur and Shahrukh Khan. Upon hearing the news Ali commented, “It’s always interestingly heartwarming to be made aware of the admiration people have of you. I want to thank all my fans and Eastern Eye magazine for the apotheosis.”
The notable names included within the list had Salman Khan at third, Shahid Kapoor at fourth, Sidharth Malhotra at fifth, TV star Kushal Tandon at sixth, Shahrukh Khan at seventh, John Abraham at eighth and Ranbir Kapur at ninth.
It is indeed an honour for Ali Zafar to have not only made it to the list, but come so closing to winning. A lot has to be said for Ali Zafar’s fans that diligently follow and admire his projects, and a lot, too, for his international fan community who voted for him.