It’s been over a year since they broke up, but Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan are still the top item on the Hindustan Times - MaRS Youth Survey 2012. Kaif, 27, and Khan, 46, have been voted the sexiest woman and man alive respectively, by thousands of young HT readers across 15 major cities in India. While Kat swept a clean 33.6% of the votes, Sallu pocketed a handsome share of 28.1%. Incidentally, both also topped the survey last year.
The highest votes for the screen Chameli this year came from 18 to 25-year-olds in Chandigarh (73.9%), Patna (67%) and Lucknow (64.5%), while Hollywood hottie Angelina Jolie stood the second sexiest woman alive with 15.3% aggregate votes. In fact, Delhi found her sexier than Kat, with 26.6% votes from the city going to Angie over 14.4% to Katrina. The overall win is too big for Kat to bother about that, though. “I am very flattered ... I am busy shooting in Cuba (for Ekk Tha Tiger) right now, and it is nice to hear this. I will always be thankful to my fans who have been supportive and urged me to do my best. I hope to live up to their expectations year after year,” she says.
Bollywood experts are not surprised. “Salman has the looks and a great physique. Plus, he doesn’t bow to anyone and his charity work makes him popular. Katrina is definitely good looking,” says trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Industry pundit Amod Mehra says, “Today, sexiness is all about success. The kind of films Katrina and Salman do has brought them this status. They are both single, and their films are big hits.” Shah Rukh Khan emerged the top living role model, with 15.4% votes.
Top role models
Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan voted the sexiest people alive in a 15-city HT survey
* Shah Rukh Khan (15.4%)
* APJ Abdul Kalam (14.8%)
* Sachin Tendulkar (11.3%)Sexiest men alive
* Salman Khan (28.1%)
* Rahul Gandhi (14.9%)
* Hrithik Roshan (14.7%)Sexiest women alive
* Katrina Kaif (33.6%)
* Angelina Jolie (15.3%)
* Bipasha Basu (13.9%)
The survey was carried out across 15 major cities by MaRS Monitoring and Research Systems among 7021 youngsters aged 18-25