Poll by FHM Magazine has Priyanka Chopra at #2.
By Deepak Chitnis
WASHINGTON, DC: A new poll by FHM Magazine has declared that Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone is the sexiest woman in the entire world.
The announcement cameÂ on Wednesday, when Padukone and FHM revealed the cover of the magazineâ€™s next issue, which will feature the stunning actress on its cover. Padukone beat out some of her biggest Bollywood competitors to take the crown, with the top five women on the list all coming from B-town.
Priyanka Chopra came in at number two, Katrina Kaif â€“ who is dating Padukoneâ€™s former flame Ranbir Kapoor â€“ was voted number three, Nargis Fakhri made it at number four, and Shruti Haasan, the daughter of South Indian screen legend Kamal Haasan, rounded out the top five.
Speaking to the Indo-Asian News Service, Padukone said that her recent success is the biggest reason that she won the honor, and has nothing to do with her physical beauty. Still, if you look at the cover, itâ€™s hard not to believe that her striking looks played at least a small part in it.
Padukone is riding a wave of good fortune that struck her in 2013, the year in which she had four back-to-back mega-blockbuster hits:Â Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express,Â andÂ Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela. The latter film won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress and paired her with her current beau, Ranveer Singh, whileÂ Chennai Expresswas briefly the highest-grossing Bollywood film in history.
Her most recent theatrical release wasÂ Kochadaiiyyan, a motion-capture Tamil film starring Rajinikanth. She will next be seen inÂ Finding Fanny, alongside Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, and Arjun Kapoor. Later this year, she re-teams for the third time with Shahrukh Khan for Farah Khanâ€™sÂ Happy New Year, arguably the most anticipated Hindi release of the year.