Sheila Ki Jawani is showing no signs of waning as Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif has been named the Sexiest Woman in the World for the third year in a row, beating off competition from her contemporaries like Freida Pinto and Priyanka Chopra. The actress whose moves in the hit dance number earned her plenty of fans, topped London based newspaper Eastern Eye's list of the hottest women in the world.
The star of one of the year's biggest hits Raajneeti and hotly anticipated Christmas release Tees Maar Khan is excited about the hat-trick.
"I'm very happy that I have made it to the top of Eastern Eye's list again. England is off course a very special place to me and I think it's very sweet to be voted the sexiest by them. I just want to thank everyone for the support," said the 26-year-old actress.
The actress who reportedly split from on-off boyfriend Salman Khan this year, came out on top of the survey conducted by the newspaper, Britain's only national English language weekly serving the whole Asian community in the UK.
The list was calculated on the basis of the most photographed women in the world and the most in-demand with film producers and fans.
"Although Bollywood heroines dominated the top 10, the list for 2010 included stunning beauty pageant winners, top actresses from around the world, pop stars and TV personalities. That is why Katrina should be deservedly proud of her amazing win," Eastern Eye showbiz editor Asjad Nazir said.
Priyanka Chopra narrowly missed out on the top spot by finishing second for the second year in a row. Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat came eighth, a spot behind Kareena Kapoor.
Bipasha Basu occupied the third spot and Freida Pinto, India's most popular export to Hollywood only managed a fourth position, while Lara Dutta rounded off the top five.
Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong to a Kashmiri father and British mother. She spent her childhood in Hawaii and later moved to England.
She first came to the notice of filmmaker Kaizad Gustad while she was modelling for a jewellery campaign in London and that led to her break in Bollywood in the film Boom.