I don’t have a problem being called a TV actor: Karan Wahi
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I don’t have a problem being called a TV actor: Karan Wahi

The actor talks about tags in the entertainment industry and how he is proud of his work on the small screen.

tv Updated: Dec 17, 2017 16:52 IST
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Karan says if you are passionate, the medium doesn’t matter.

A popular face on television thanks to his work in daily soaps and comedy shows such as Comedy Nights Bachao, Karan Wahi has also done a few films and worked in digital ventures. Ask him how it feels to work in different mediums and the actor says, “I have been acting for a long time and have worked in web, fiction and non-fiction. The medium keeps changing, but my efforts don’t change with it. When I act on television, I put in as much effort as I do when I am working in a film. I became an actor because I like acting, and with time, the passion has grown. I like becoming someone else, putting on makeup and living emotions that are probably not my own. So, I think that when you work like that, mediums don’t matter.”

Actors who make a name for themselves on the small screen often tend to try their luck in the movie industry as well. But Karan doesn’t consider the ‘TV actor’ tag to be a problem. “I don’t have a problem with being called a TV actor, because that’s where I started my journey. During the ’90s, many models such as Dino Morea entered films and they were known as models who became actors. Such tags will always exist. Shah Rukh Khan is a great example — he made it into films after a stint on TV, but we don’t call him a television actor. Instead, he is mentioned as an example of actors who made it big. Ditto for Sushant Singh Rajput. I think such tags will always be around, and they are neither good nor bad. In fact, your work got you the limelight. So even if I do one film or many and people still call me a television actor, I’m okay with that.”

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First Published: Dec 17, 2017 16:52 IST