Karan Wahi is clearly one of the most loved actors, especially on the small screen. The actor who is known for his hosting skills as much as for his acting chops, is no new to female attention and girls swooning over him. However, amid the whole favoritism and nepotism debate around the Sushant Singh Rajput case, Wahi has raised some very important issues.
While it is not new to see actors being slotted on the basis of the platform that they act in, TV actors are often looked down upon in India. Questioning the reason behind this attitude and treatment, the Hate Story actor says that people need to first become more accepting of an actor irrespective of the platform they come from.
Speaking to Pinkvilla about the same concept, Karan Wahi said, “Why call me inferior to another person just because of the platform we come from. I think the audience needs to reflect on that aspect. If I work on TV, and on web as well, and even in films then why just call me a TV actor? Call me an actor na? I am not saying I have a problem with it, I am very proud to start from TV, it has made me what I am today. But, to segregate people based on the platform they work on, and then talk about equal opportunities? We shouldn’t be. Eventually who is making us a star? The audience. I feel the audience needs to give credibility to everybody and then see the change.”
Hinting out to the fact that this kind of segregation does not happen in the West, Karan Wahi also added, “We say that this doesn’t happen abroad, it is because there, an actor is an actor, no one says that ‘oh Jennifer Aniston toh Friends ki TV actor hai!’ It is that small a game. These are small things which need to change. I have gone through that perspective of being called a TV face, a TV guy, yeh nahi chalega, yeh web pe kar raha hai Aaj kal. Job respect and hierarchy needs to be discussed. We have been talking about nepotism and favouritism, where does it come from? It comes from the audience somewhere. If I am not accepted as much as a top notch star, then why would someone put their money on me?”
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