Bilal Ashraf has been voted as Pakistan’s sexiest man.
British Pakistani showbiz reporter Asjad Nazir, who founded the list and compiles it annually, shared the news on his Twitter account. The list is based on votes from fans around the world.
At number seven, Bilal was the only Pakistani to feature on the top 10 list based on votes from fans around the world. Hrithik Roshan topped the list followed by Shahid Kapoor (2), Tiger Shroff (4), Zayn Malik (5), Harshad Chopda (6), Bilal (7), Mohsin Khan (8), Virat Kohli (9), and South Indian superstar Prabhas (10).
Speaking to the local media, the 39-year-old shared that he was surprised by the news and felt “beyond humbled.”
“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.”
Bilal, who is 39 years old (yes 39) was born in Karachi. He made his film debut in a cameo appearance in the 2014’s thriller O21. Two years later in 2016, Ashraf made his lead acting debut in Janaan, a romantic comedy, alongside Armeena Khan and Ali Rehman Khan. The next year he appeared in the war film Yalghaar and the romantic drama Rangreza. Bilal latest and most recent project was Superstar, with Mahira Khan, which propelled him into the spotlight and established him as an actor who is here to stay.
Meanwhile, Bilal, in an exclusive video with The Current, revealed how he achieved those abs, which contributed towards his sexiness.
“I think the first thing is to eat healthy. You are what you eat,” said the 39-year old. “If you eat clean, eat in moderation, apart from the occasional cheat meal [you’re good to go].”
Watch him share all the details in this video:
Other Pakistanis to feature on the list included Ali Zafar at number 12, Fawad Khan at 14, Ali Rehman Khan at number 29, Sheheryar Munawar at number 43 and Azfar Rehman at number 49.