Television heart throb Barun Sobti ranked third among the 50 Sexiest Asian Men in the world. According to the survey organized by Eastern Eye newspaper, Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar scored the top position, followed by Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan.
Barun Sobti, better remember as Arnav Singh Raizada in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, rose seven places from last year to third place on the list. Eastern Eye showbiz editor Asjad Nazir, who compiles the annual list and is chairman of the judging panel, said, “The very big surprise of the 2013 list was Indian actor Barun Sobti, who rose seven places from last year to third place on the list, despite being off-screen since he left hit TV serial Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon to pursue a movie career in 2012. Sobti led a burgeoning group of television stars that are clearly giving their film contemporaries a run for their money in this year's list.”
Other television actors who scored in the top 50 sexiest men included Kushal Tandon (9), Gurmeet Choudhary (11), Karan Singh Grover (13), Rithvik Dhanjani (15), Salman Yussuf Khan (20), Gautam Rode (23), Vivian D Sena (24), Eijaz Khan (42) and Karan Wahi (46).
“Television actors are playing a much bigger part in the lives of people and that probably explains why so many film stars use television to promote their movies. It also explains why movie producers are now signing up TV stars,” explained Nazir.
Big applause for the telly stars for stealing the thunder at international ground!