New Delhi: When Abhishek Bachchan was told that he had topped the list of 50 of Asia's sexiest men, all he had to say was, "Oh God! Really? Are people blind?"
After Asian newspaper Eastern Eye pronounced Priyanka Chopra the reigning 'Sexy Asian Lady' 2006, it was Junior Bachchan's turn to be crowned and branded the Sexiest Asian 2006.
Abhishek, who was number three last year, was shocked to hear that he had topped the list.
"Oh God really? That's interesting. Shocking actually. Are people blind? But wow, I would like to thank everyone. I don't agree with them, but it is sweet," he said in a press statement.
TOP 10 SEXIEST ASIAN MEN
Abhishek Bachchan - The actor is finally out of his father's shadow and is carving a niche for himself in Bollywood
|John Abraham - Model-turned-actor, John has acted in many a hit film|
|Amir Khan - British boxing sensation|
|Hrithik Roshan/Dino Morea - The two Bollywood stars share the fourth place in the list|
|Yatin Sonic - Model and Mr India 2006.|
|Upen Patel - A successful Indian model|
|Arjun Rampal - Model-turned-Bollywood actor|
|Saif Ali Khan - Bollywood actor. His performance in his latest release Omkara has been critically acclaimed|
|Jay Sean - Rhythm and Blues singer|
Though Abhishek was pleasantly surprised, for others it was not such a pleasant turn of events. Model-turned-actor John Abraham, who was numero uno last year, dropped to number two.
However, British Asian boxer Amir Khan, who is at third place, is ecstatic as he climed up 41 places from last year's ranking.
Eastern Eye's Gouri Sharma, who compiled the list said that Abhishek was on the top because of he appealed to the 'thinking woman' and because he has finally stepped out of his father's shadow and is now an actor in his own right.
Interestingly, the actor's legendary father, Amitabh Bachchan is ranked No 16 in the same list.
Other British Asians in the list include singer Jay Sean and actor Naveen Andrews.