Pakistani actor Bilal Ashraf has become the only Pakistani to acquire a place in the list of top 10 sexiest Asian men by UK’s magazine, Eastern Eye. Ashraf received the seventh spot on the list, with Indian actor Hrithik Roshan topping the rankings.
Eastern Eye issues its list of 50 Sexiest Asian men and women annually, at the end of the year. The list usually features Pakistani and Indian actors and actresses. The rankings are determined through popular votes by people, trends generated on social media sites, positive impact and media attention.
Ashraf was taken by surprise with his name in the magazine’s rankings. The actor expressed his excitement for being featured in the popular list in his interview with the publication.
50 SEXIEST ASIAN MEN IN THE WORLD 2019 Top 10.
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— Asjad Nazir (@asjadnazir) December 5, 2019
“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,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pakistani singer Ali Zafar, embattled with sexual harassment allegation, made it to the second spot in the list of ‘Top 10 Sexiest Asian Men of the Decade’.
This year, Bilal Ashraf featured in the movie Superstar with Mahira Khan. The film releases on Eid-ul-Fitr and received rave reviews from the people.
Bilal Ashraf played film star and heartthrob Sameer Khan, who falls for her. Nevertheless, to put it simply, he is excessively famous to be seen with a struggling actress like Noori.
— Bilal Ashraf (@IamBilalAshraf) December 4, 2019
Their relationship takes an ugly turn when Mahira Khan enters the entertainment industry and gets more successful than Bilal Ashraf. The movie shows Mahira Khan has to choose between fame and love.
Superstar was Mahira Khan and Bilal Ashraf’s maiden movie together and their onscreen chemistry will be something to look out for in Ehteshamuddin’s directorial. Osman Khalid Butt, Kubra Khan, Haniya Amir, Syra Shahroz and many others have made guest appearances in the movie. The film also stars Alizeh Shah, Nadeem Baig, Javed Sheikh, and Ali Kazmi in key roles.
If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you!!! pic.twitter.com/5RKyV68atE
— Bilal Ashraf (@IamBilalAshraf) November 21, 2019
Bilal Ashraf started his career as a visual effects director and then later joined modeling and acting. Previously, he has featured in movies, Rangreza opposite Urwa Hocane and Janan alongside Armeena Khan in Janan in 2016.