Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has dethroned Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan as the second sexiest Asian Man in the world, according to a poll compiled by UK-based newspaper Eastern Eye.
Zayn was on the ninth position last year. He is also the youngest star on the list.
Actors Shah Rukh Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Salman Khan have also made it to the list with ninth, eigth and seventh ranks respectively. Popular TV stars Barun Sobti and Vivian Dsena round up the top five. Other actors in the top 10 are Fawad Khan (6) and Gurmeet Choudhary .
The highest placed newcomer in this year’s list is 24-year-old Indian TV actor Parth Samthaan (11). Other Bollywood names in the 2015 list include Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Rana Daggubati and Emraan Hashmi. Kushal Tandon, Gautam Rode, Kunwar Amar, Rithvik Dhanjani, Harshad Arora, Shakti Arora, Mohit Sehgal, Shaheer Sheikh, Shabir Ahluwalia, Ravi Dubey and Gautam Gulati are among the TV actors in the list. Virat Kohli is the only sportsman to make it to the list and 50-year-old Shah Rukh is the oldest in the 2015 countdown.