Karan Wahi feels there are a lot of factors that affect a film’s release

Actor Karan Wahi, who features in Hate Story 4, feels that he hasn’t been typecast in chocolate boy roles because he keeps playing with his looks.
Karan Wahi was seen in the film Hate Story 4 recently.
Karan Wahi was seen in the film Hate Story 4 recently.
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 06:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

After doing a string of successful television shows, actor Karan Wahi made his film debut in the Parineeti Chopra-Aditya Roy Kapur starrer Daawat-E-Ishq (2014). However, it took him four years to come up with his second project — Hate Story 4.

“That’s the unfortunate part,” he says, adding “What happens is you usually do one film and people expect you to be a part of the [mainstream] film fraternity [immediately after]. They forget that it takes time. It’s not like TV, where you shoot a programme, which comes out the next day. There are a lot of factors that decide a film’s release.”

The actor clarifies that it wasn’t that he didn’t get any offers. “After Daawat-E-Ishq, I signed a three-film deal [with a prominent production house]. I shot for a film after that, but it didn’t see the light of day. I have been working and acting a lot in web series and making my own stuff,” he adds.

One wonders if he was typecast by filmmakers as a “chocolate boy” — thanks to his characters in TV shows such as Remix and Dill Mill Gayye — or he got offers in various genres? “I was a chocolate boy on television, but in Hate Story 4, I’ve played a grey character. I haven’t been typecast, [also because] I keep playing with my looks. We do a lot of projects that don’t end up coming on the big screen,” says Karan, who has worked in two web shows.

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