Deepika named sexiest Asian woman in UK poll
Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has topped a list of '50 Sexiest Asian Women' released recently. The award-winning actor behind recent box-office hits such as Padmaavat and Bajirao Mastani beat off competition from around the world as part of a list compiled annually by UK-based 'Eastern Eye' weekly, which highlighted that the 32-year-old's "dream year" included marrying fellow actor Ranveer Singh and a stunning turn on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet.
"Apart from being the undisputed queen of Bollywood and a strikingly beautiful star, what really makes Deepika Padukone special is how big her heart is and how grounded she has remained throughout her remarkable rise," said Asjad Nazir, the newspaper's Entertainment Editor behind the annual list, which is now in its 15th year. "Deepika's humility has been inspirational and the way she makes a positive impact through raising awareness about mental health is showing everyone that being yourself and letting your inner light shine is the new sexy," he said.
The second editor's choice, and the oldest in the list, is 51-year-old actor Madhuri Dixit (45).