The list of The Times 50 Most Desirable Women 2018 has been revealed! India has voted and made its choice. The ranking is based on the votes cast in an online survey (at www.toi.in/mostdesirable women), together with an internal jury. The list has women in various fields and industries. From the newcomers, who have come out with their sex appeal, attitude and talent, to those who have been making news for the right reasons, these are the most impressive and beautiful women in the country. Alia Bhatt takes first place this year. At age 26, the actress is considered a power of talent, not only for her contemporaries, but also for the actors in the film industry. Last year, this youth icon impressed the audience in the spy thriller ‘Raazi’, a film that won awards and recognitions. And, of course, she won a lot of love from people around the world when at the Filmfare Awards this year, she openly declared her love for Ranbir Kapoor. This is what she had to say about winning the coveted title this year …
Congratulations on topping the Times 50 Most Desirable Women’s list (2018). What are your thoughts on being on the top spot?
Thank you! I never thought that they would give me this title, of “The most desirable”. I do not know what makes me desirable, but I think you find someone desirable when you like the personality of the person as a whole. The most important thing is that it is about liking the person for what he is. Recently, I was reading a fan letter; Usually, I try to make time to read all my fan mails and answer them. I was reading a letter that said: “I do not love you because you are a celebrity, but because you are a good human being, and we can see that.” For me, that’s the most important thing, the fact that there are people who understand my personality. I think I’m transparent, and it’s great if people can see it. If people believe that my personality is desirable, there is nothing like it.
Do you think that convenience has something to do with the status of a person’s relationship, age, etc.? There are some people who are always desirable. Your thoughts?
I do not think that their relationship or age status has anything to do with being desirable. When people talk about the “X factor”, I think that is what you express through your eyes and people can see it through your eyes and your soul. That is what attracts people to you and makes you desirable.
Since you have played some important roles, which have had an impact on the minds of the audience, do you think that people often see you through the lens of the characters you have played?
If that’s possible. I have played many different characters, so I have so many different souls, and each of them has a different X factor (laughs!).
Who, according to you, is the most desirable man and the most desirable woman you know?
I would say that Kareena Kapoor Khan is my favorite of all time, and among men, Ranbir Kapoor is the most desirable man. For me, both are eternally desirable.