Bollywood hunk, Hrithik Roshan has topped this year’s Eastern Eye newspaper۪s renowned list of the 50 Sexiest Asian Men In The World.

He dislodged last year’s winner Ranbir Kapoor at the top sending Ranbir tumbling down to this year’s sixth position. Hrithik, who was third, last year, got votes from all over the world from fans of different ages and cultures via social networking sites like Twitter.

Described by many as a Greek God, Hrithik went back to winning ways in 2011 playing the lead role in mega-hit movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and having his waxwork added to the Madame Tussauds museum in London. He also shot for the hotly anticipated ‘Agneepath’ remake, featured as a judge on hit TV show ‘Just Dance’ and signed up for hotly anticipated superhero movie sequel ‘Krrish 2’. Shahid Kapoor was the surprise runner up in second place, with Shah Rukh Khan in third and Salman Khan in fourth. Eastern Eye showbiz editor Asjad Nazir, who annually puts together the very popular list and is chairman of the judging panel believes Hrithik is a worthy winner and a leading man with global appeal.

“This year there was a massive gap between Hrithik and the rest of the crowd. A majority of the men and women from different age groups, cultures and countries agreed that Hrithik was the sexiest man on the planet. He is the perfect ambassador for India and someone who could take on anyone in Hollywood in terms of looks, talent and likeability. The fact that he can probably get even better is a frightening prospect for rivals and great news for his fans,” said Asjad.

Indian batsman Virat Kohli (18) was the highest new entry in the 2011 list. Other big named new entries included Prateik Babbar (20), Ajay Devgn (29) and Farhan Akhtar (34). The highest placed Pakistani was once again Ali Zafar (5), the highest placed British star was Jay Sean (9) and the highest placed sportsman was World Boxing champion Amir Khan (10)

Other notable names in the list included John Abraham (7), Akshay Kumar (9), Arjun Rampal (11), actor Imran Khan (12), Saif Ali Khan (13), Atif Aslam (16), Riz Ahmed (21), Sidhartha Mallya (31), Mahendra Dhoni (33), Aamir Khan (35), Zaheer Khan (39) and hip hop star Shizzio (46).

2011۪s full list is published in UK۪s most popular weekly newspaper Eastern Eye today (Friday 2nd December).