It's become a bit of a repetition now. A TV star, doing very well on television, earning pots of money and fame, decides to take the next logical step - the silver screen, thinking this will only lead to more popularity and a bigger bank balance. But the world out there is not as rosy as it seems. And the latest TV stars to wake up to this harsh truth are Hussain Kuwajerwala and Karan Singh Grover.
The two very popular stars decided to take the big leap when they were offered a romantic comedy But Adi Loves Sanjana Yaar. Maverick Productions was planning to produce the film. Hussain, who had been waiting for the right opportunity to break away from television, jumped at the offer. Karan was offered the other role as it is a two-hero project. In fact, Hussain got so excited about this offer that he decided to stop his TV career right then and there.
A source says that Hussain stopped taking projects after Kumkum. He wanted to keep himself from the public eye and was busy grooming himself. However, the film got shelved due to the recession.
Hussain and Karan are just some names in a long list of TV actors stuck in nowhere land. Several promising actors quit television to toe the big screen line and when their film career doesn't take off, these actors' ego doesn't allow them to come back to television either.