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Karan Wahi on working in a web series: The medium is set to become very big in India

Popular television actor Karan Wahi talks about the difference in reach between TV and the Internet, and how the viewership for web series in increasing in India, though TV is still the more popular medium.

bollywood Updated: Sep 27, 2017 16:17 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
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Actor Karan Wahi says that both television and web series have their own distinctive charm. (Yogen Shah)

Actor Karan Wahi, who has been a part of television shows for 13 years, will soon be seen in a web series. Ever since he started shooting for it, he’s being asked about the difference between the two media. But the actor says that there can’t be a comparison.

“Every medium is great... and has its own charm. I wouldn’t compare, because both of them work the same way, when it comes to acting. What people take out of me and my craft is probably different in every medium. Television and web series are catering to different markets,” says Karan, who appears in a web series titled Bar Code.

The 31-year-old, who started his television career with the 2004 show Remix, says, “The reach of television is huge in itself, because there still are people who watch shows and are not on the Net. But I’m sure the web is going to be very big in the coming years.”

Karan himself is already hooked on web shows. “The web is growing in India. It’s a medium that has done very well abroad, and now viewership of web series has increased in India, too , which will result in different content,” he feels.

The actor is also a well-known anchor and has hosted TV shows such as Indian Idol, Dance India Dance Super Moms, and Nach Baliye. He doesn’t mind juggling different projects. Talking about being a multi-tasker, he says, “I guess it’s a boon and a bane. Boon because you do a lot. You are a jack of all trades. The [bane] is that you don’t master something. I’ve always been a multi-tasker, so I guess that’s why I am that way [in my career].”

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First Published: Sep 27, 2017 16:17 IST