The lead stars of hit TV serial Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi, Gurmeet Choudhary and Drashti Dhami have been voted the hottest onscreen couple of all time on Indian TV. Fans around the world voted in force via social networking sites for a poll conducted by UK based newspaper Eastern Eye and elevated the two stars of the romantic drama, which is currently being repeated on Life OK, to the top. The two of them portrayed contrasting individuals named Maan and Geet who go on an emotional journey that leads to them falling deeply in love. “Fans showed they hadn’t forgotten the magic generated by Gurmeet and Drashti by voting in force for them even though the serial ended more than two years ago. Many of the fans who voted are hoping they will reunite in another serial,” said Eastern Eye entertainment editor Asjad Nazir, who put the poll together.
They beat hot favourites Sanaya Irani and Barun Sobti’s characters from Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?, who came second in the list. The big surprise was Vrushika Mehta and Shantanu Maheshwari who star in teen serial Dil Dosti Dance because they beat off established names to come in third.
Colors TV will be happy that Drashti Dhami and Vivian Dsena from Madhubala: Ek Ishq Ek Junoon came in fourth because wrote Vivian out of the serial earlier this year before rehiring him.
Like Drashti Dhami, Karan Tacker made the top 10 twice with two television shows. Tacker’s pairing with Yashashri Masurkar in Rang Badalti Odhani came in fifth and his pairing withKrystle D’Souza from Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai came in ninth. “By being in the top four twice Drashti Dhami showed that she is the undisputed queen of Indian television right now. The volume of votes from around the world, more than 250,000, also showed how much of an important part Indian television plays in the part of everyday people,” said Asjad Nazir, who also puts together the very popular lists of the 50 Sexiest Asian Men and Women every year.
Even though Karan Singh Grover has left Qubool Hai, his pairing with Surbhi Jyoti from the Muslim drama came in at number 12.
Others in the top 20 list, which is published in full on March 28 include Rithvik Dhanjani and Asha Negi from Pavitra Rishta (6), Rubina Dilaik and Avinash Sachdev from Chotti Bahu (14), Nia Sharma and Kushal Tandon from Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai (15), Preetika Rao and Harshad Arora from Beintehaa (17), Soumya Seth and Shaheer Sheikh from Navya..Naye Dhadkan Naye Sawaal (20).