New York, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2005
Exhibitive of America's ever-diversifying demographics, People Magazine has once again taken the lead and placed actor Thomas Umer Tevana on their coveted "50 Hottest Bachelors" List.
Back in California from a recent promotional tour that has seen him traverse the globe, Tevana said, "I'm really struck. I'm still kind of taking in the attention and just sincerely trying to get a groove within it."
Also joining Tevana on the roster of ÂHottest BachelorsÂ is some pretty exclusive company of fellow actors Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, and Colin Farrell. ÂItÂs a little unreal. As their product, I hope Mom and Dad are really proud,Â Tevana quipped referring to the list title.
A native of San Francisco and a resident of New York, he says of his People Magazine shoot, ÂIt was incredible. They really gave me a lot of attention which was really flattering. I had just gotten off the plane from India after our film released and was still lost in timezones but it went extremely well.Â
ÂAt first, I was kind of looking over my shoulder, like, do you have the right guy?Â he says.
The actor has received critical acclaim for his performance in the mainstream Bollywood commercial flick, "Jo Bole So Nihaal." Having been a model and a small screen actor, he says of his film break, "The director was looking for someone who was American, but of Indian Subcontinental origin and could carry off a natural fluency in Hindi."
At a recent show organized by the leading South Asian publication, Bibi Magazine, an attendee had commented, "He's one of those people who is proud to be South Asian and yet can play many nationalities because of his unconventional looks. Many westerners don't realize how diverse the Indian Subcontintent is."
The actor, who recently returned from a promotional tour across the Middle East and South Asia, is next attached to star in the recently announced romantic comedy, "Access Denied," about an Indian-American doctor who falls for a soul searching girl from Bombay only to find themselves on a star-crossed, trans-continental journey.
People Magazine is among the most successful publications in America with an audience of 40 million readers.
PEOPLE, which prefaced the spread by noting, "Their careers are catching fire and they're sizzling...," said its list of the 50 Hottest Bachelors are men who are "in a class by themselves," adding the magazine couldn't estimate the pool of candidates for the top 50. "It's enormous," a spokesperson said at a reception held in honor of the bachelors. "I don't even know that we can count it. ... It's really a constant ebb and flow of bachelors and it starts out pretty big. We're seeing who's still available as we get closer and again he's really doing well and at the top of his game. We're looking to present the hottest."
As for being single, Tevana says "I'm still waiting for the right girl to come along too. Did all the other guys out there get married already?"