Who is it that
makes the girls go hunk- hunk- a baby
television, they said, was meant to be for all those
women sitting at home wielding the remote. Where,
oh, where then are the neat specimens of the male
variety that the female species could have visually
away the handful muscled physiques and you are left
with the wimpy husbands, the adorable obedient sons
or the paternally affectionate fathers in law. Hardly
material worth writing home about, leave alone dreaming
Khan, Amir Bashir, Vishal Singh, Ankur Nayar
and yes Sanjit Bedi. Although he is not a conventional
good looker, he can be quite a charmer."
Rose Audio Visual producer Shrishti Arya
Stamos aka Uncle Jessie from the '90s sitcom may have
got women drooling all over him, and Matt Le Blanc
(that's Friends' Joey Tribiani) and Ashley
'Kelso' Kutcher may have their own share of crazy
women wanting to do "unspeakable" things
to them in the US. But back home, women viewers are
flicking channels to determine if what's on display
is even worth the trouble of adoration.
we persevere. By dint of effort and determination,
we have rounded up a few of the best bods strutting
their stuff on the tube in our prowl for the sexiest
hunk on television. These may or may not match up
to international standards, but if fan mail is to
be believed, some of them are definitely sending female
hormones into a tizzy!
there hunks on Indiantelevision! Ha ha."
Entertainment Television vice president - new
product development Venita Coelho
begin with, we safely strike the, well
mature Parmeet Sethis and the dimpled Roy brothers
out. Let's take a look at the younger generation of
guys spread out across the telly.
about Rajeev Khandelwal, Kahiin to Hoga's Sujal?
Interesting choice, since despite his dark lover act,
the female species hasn't quit professing its undying
devotion to him, which instantaneously makes him our
candidate number one. Besides his dark brooding looks,
what helps him is his rakish Mills and Boons hero
act. But one hears that the dashing good looks are
the handiwork of a rather talented make up man and
and efficient camera man. Uh oh. Rajeev better soon
ensure that his persona is all his own, if he wants
to stay ahead in the hunk race.
Cezzane Khan, Roy brothers Ronit and Rohit."
Saara Akaash director Qaeed Kuwajerwala
That's the sound women often make when they see cricketer
turned actor Salil Ankola. We don't really care about
his acting skills, let alone his "sporting abilities",
but he is really good looking. Blessed with both chocolate
looks and a towering personality
that guy is
out to do some serious damage. Not to the fancy dress
characters that he tackles in his kiddie comic horror
Koi Hai, naturally.
not falling for the number game. Too risky,
I don't want to hurt any one."
Star India senior VP, content and communications
next hottie on our chart is Sumeet "Gomzi"
Sachdeva. "Looks like another Bollywood Adonis"
they said when he joined the Kyunki family.
Two years down the line, he is yet to shake off the
tag of being the famous screen bahu's son, but we
hear he stills makes ladies' pulses race when he knits
those pensive brows on the small screen.
that we are done with the 'seriously hunk' category,
we really don't know where to put the rest of these
guys. Welcome the cute brigade that you can safely
take home to meet your mom - Hussain K, Hiten Tejwani,
Ankur Nayar, Amir Bashir, Vishal Singh, Prabhat Bhattacharjee,
Maanav Gohil, Manish Goel, Apoorva Agnihotri and yes,
Sanjit Bedi. They might have some serious "hunk"
material deep within, but seem to fit more into the
"cho chweet category".
Khandelwal, Ronit Roy and Cezzane Khan."
Telefilms' COO Rajesh Pavithran
we forget, there's a late entrant to this species-
Hatim guy Raahil. We don't know much about
the physical prowess of this dude, apart from what
he puts up in his fantasy show, but boy, we never
knew metal suits could make one look so good.
between hunk and the mama's boys category is the 'Onurag'
fame Cezanne Khan. For starters, his name
has something rather sensuous about it. But after
overdoing that lovelorn puppy act for too long, he
seems more like a wimp.
(Gomzi) Sachdeva, Akashdeep (Ansh) Sehgal and
Apoorva (Armaan) Kohli are my choices for hunks."
corporate brand development group head Ashish
actors have a long way to go on the small screen,
if they are to match the stature of a Shah Rukh Khan.
While the Sweta Keswanis can romp away with item numbers
to their credit on the big screen, the poor dudes
on television need to acclimatize themselves to the
female oriented scripts that Indian TV demands.
what is it that can guarantee some extra zeros on
the pay cheque? The industry of course, claims that
there is no differentiation in payments between the
hunks and non hunks. But ahem, popularity and consequently
the market value of an actor must surely depend on
his ability to keep the girls glued to the screen.
(Hatim), Salil Ankola and Samir Soni."
producer-writer Vipul D Shah
of this variety, there are a pitiable few. Viewers
(read women) are still waiting for those well-proportioned
chunks of hunk to ogle at and devour. A lone Rajeev
Khandelwal just isn't enough to feed our appetites,
or to cater to all female tastes.
The female couch potato awaits some delectable fare.
Is anyone offering?
your information only
"A" list (the likes of Rajeev Khandelwal,
Salil Ankola, Amar Upadhyay, Rohit Roy...) demands
Rs 30, 000- 40,000 per eight hour shift...
The "B" list (the likes of Sumeet
Sachdeva, Hiten Tejwani, Cezzane Khan ...) demands
Rs 15,000-20,000 per shift...
While the newcomers have to agree to Rs 2,000-2,500
the avante grande list (oldies like Ronit Roy
belong to this list) is often on the production
house pay roll- demanding a cool 1,00,000- 1,50,000