Mumbai, August 23 : Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was voted as the world's sexiest woman by a popular men's lifestyle magazine in Mumbai on Friday evening.
She was adjudged 'Maxim HOT 100' based on reader's reaction, industry feedback and gauging the potential to be the "next big thing" on an international level.
Deepika joins the likes of Lindsay Lohan, Eva longoria, Marissa Miller by topping the list that features several Bollywood celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor.
She was found to be an ideal girl who is 100 per cent Indian and has the potential to represent new India on the global platform.
Deepika told reporters that she was happy over the fact that it's the first time that an Indian is being presented on the international platform.
"I'm very happy after being voted as the world's sexiest woman as I had never expected this. But I'm happier over the fact that it's the first time that an Indian is being presented on the international platform so I'm very happy," said Deepika.
The twenty-two years old actress Deepika Padukone became an overnight sensation after she starred in Farah Khan directed super hit film "Om Shanti Om" where she starred opposite Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan.