Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu has
been named the Sexiest Asian Woman in the World 2007 by a popular London-based Asian
newspaper, Eastern Eye. Bipasha bagged the title in 2005 as well. Madhuri Dixit
was voted the runner-up, while last year's winner, former Miss World and Bollywood
actress Priyanka Chopra, bagged the third position this year. Aishwarya Rai, a huge
Bollywood actress, was only voted for the fourth position. The other Bollywood actresses
who made it to the top 10 positions are Shilpa Shetty, who came in sixth followed by Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor and Lara Dutta.
Commenting on her selection, 28-year-old
Bipasha said, "I'm glad I got the crown back and will try and hold on to it this
"I think sexiness goes beyond looks
and is a total package, from your personality to the way you carry yourself in your
everyday life. I'm really grateful to all who voted for me because I work very hard,"
added the actress.
Expressing his own points of view
on Bipasha's international appeal, Hemant Verma, editor of Eastern Eye and the founder
of its Sexiest Asian Women in the World List, went on to say: "Bipasha is a living
embodiment of sexual attractiveness. Her acting ability, beauty and charm are capable
of arousing great interest in her from the world's media."
Bipasha made her acting debut with
Abbas Mustan's 'Ajnabee', with Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol and Kareena Kapoor. She
played a married woman who goes all out to woo her husband's married friend, and
eventually won the Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for her performance. In 2006,
she won popular acclaim for her Item number "Beedi Jalaile jigar ma piya" in the
song Omkara. Quite recently she is seen in 'Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal' opposite her real
life beau John Abraham.
Madhuri Dixit, 42, is at number
two. Queen of hearts, the eternal Dhak Dhak girl Madhuri Dixit continues to rule.
She may have been away from the strobe lights of glamour, but her tantalizing appeal
fails to diminish in the wake of fresh young talent. In fact, today she is looking
fitter and even more radiant than even before. And of course she is dancing away
to glory yet again in her comeback vehicle 'Aaja Nachle'.
Last year's winner Priyanka Chopra,
25, was placed third in public poll conducted by the Eastern Eye. Born on July 18
1982, Priyanka Chopra is an award-winning Bollywood actress. Priyanka was crowned
Miss India World and later Miss World in 2000. In the same year, Lara Dutta and
Diya Mirza, both from India, won the Miss Universe and Miss Asia Pacific crowns,
in a rare triple. When she won the Miss World crown, she became the fifth Indian
woman to win the title, and the fourth Indian woman to win in a span of seven years.