Actress Mehwish Hayat has said lists ranking women according to how sexy they are should be confined to history.

She was speaking after the latest Eastern Eye Sexiest Asian women list included her in the top ten.

The list by the news site features Bollywood actresses and models from across the world and is released each year. Mehwish said, “I’ve been receiving a lot of congratulatory messages via texts & social media. I should be flattered to be on the list of sexiest Asians & to be honest ten years ago when I was the 1st Pakistani to make it onto the list I was. "Sexy” is defined as “sexually attractive or alluring".

“How can potential "shagability" - and that is what it is- be a criteria for comparison?! Judge people on talent, on merit, on intellect, on wit.. but not on physical attributes . Times have changed and these sort of lists should now be confined to history!”

Eastern Eye magazine released its annual list of Top 50 Sexiest Asian Women and Men of the decade.

Top spots in 2019 were taken by Alia Bhatt (1), Deepika Padukone (2) and Hina Khan (3).