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India: Bollywood's Hrithik Roshan crowned Asia's sexiest man

For second year in a row, Hrithik Roshan beats Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and John Abraham for the top spot.
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For the second year in a row, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan was crowned Asia's sexiest man in an online survey by the UK-based Eastern Eye newspaper. (Andy Kropa/AFP/Getty Images)

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan was crowned Asia's sexiest man for the second year running in an online survey conducted by the UK-based Eastern Eye newspaper.

The 38-year-old actor beat out Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Ranbir Kapoor to clinch the top spot, according to

Survey participants apparently opted for six-pack abs and so-good-they-look-bizarre dance moves over convincing acting. 

“I am extremely humbled at the decision of the public, also a little embarrassed as I just can’t imagine myself as sexy! I’m actually someone who’s just trying to get by with his battered, bruised and broken tools. So a big thank you to all for this dose of encouragement! Thank you Eastern Eye readers for this very sweet recognition,” said Hrithik.

Aw, shucks, Hrithik!

"Pakistani singer-turned-actor Ali Zafar was the surprise runner up," FirstPost writes, while "‘Dabangg’ hero Salman Khan finished third and last year’s runner up Shahid Kapoor came fourth."

For those of you interested: Shah Rukh Khan placed seventh in the voting, John Abraham came in at eight and youngster Ranbir Kapoor at nine. 

(Rumor has it some of those K-Pop stars are crying their eyes out).


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