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Hrithik Roshan crowns Mr India 2016

Vishnu Raj Menon wins annual contest, with judges including current Mr World Rohit Khandelwal

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Second runner-up Altamash Faraz, first runner-up Viren Barman, actor Hrithik Roshan, Mr India winner Vishnu Raj Menon and Mr World 2015 Rohit Khandelwal at the Mr India 2016 finale in Mumbai on Thursday.

Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan announced Vishnu Raj Menon is Mr India 2016 at an event in Mumbai on Thursday.

Viren Barman is the first runner-up and Altamash Faraz the second runner-up.

The actor said: “This competition is not just about looks. It shows a lot of characters. Besides their professional life, they took out time to explore themselves to reach this far. That is commendable.”

Any advice he’d like to give to the winners? “I am feeling inspired and humbled by watching how good they are. I wish them lots of love from my heart and more power to them.”

Mr. World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal, who was looking dapper in a black suit, was one of the judges of the contest.

Khandelwal said: “I feel nostalgic to be here. I used to be a contestant. I was very nervous and never thought that I would be the winner of the title. It was like a dream come true.”

“It is very important that we take the legacy forward. I am sure the winner will make us proud once again by winning the international title,” he added.

Actor Gurmeet Choudhary, who was also present at the event, talked about what it takes to be a model. “First, models should have six-pack abs to become an model.”