EXCLUSIVE: Karan Wahi: No one calls Jennifer Aniston TV actor for doing Friends; Why is it a demarcation here?

Karan Wahi, in an exclusive chat with Pinkvilla, opened up on the ongoing favouritism debate and says that for a change to come, the audience needs to first change itself.
EXCLUSIVE: Karan Wahi: No one calls Jennifer Aniston TV actor for doing Friends; Why is it a demarcation here?EXCLUSIVE: Karan Wahi: No one calls Jennifer Aniston TV actor for doing Friends; Why is it a demarcation here?
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Karan Wahi is undoubtedly one of the most followed and loved actors we have. Be it TV, films or web, the actor has proved his mettle everywhere and while discussing the ongoing favouritism and nepotism debate with him, Karan made some valid points. The Hundred actor emphasised that to bring about a change, the audience first needs to reflect and change their perspective. If they don't support actors, nothing will change. 

"I think the debate is only wrong. It is the audience who need to change their perspective. Why call me inferior to another person just because of the platform we come from. I think the audience need 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 creditability to everybody and then see the change," he shared. 

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Karan also added that while we compare ourselves to west, there no one separates actors basis the platform. No one calls Jennifer Aniston a TV actor because she was a part of a popular sitcom. "Today, there might be someone who is more talented than me but haven’t gotten the opportunity and that is because the audience has loved me more. Humko kaam tabhi milega jab audience support karegi. We live in a social media world where there are people who have perhaps done nothing big but are earning more than us, who are these people following them, making them stars? It is the audience. We say that this doesn’t happen in 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 needs to change," he explained. 

He pointed, "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."

To conclude, he added, "I feel it is a debate which is not going anywhere. It is not solving the purpose or touching it. 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? It is as simple as that. We need to be better than what we are as people."

Anonymous 1 month ago

Why do some sick losers don't want Justice for SSR.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Never heard of him

Anonymous 1 month ago

Now audience is asking justice for ssr. What this audience was doing when ssr movies were not doing that well in cinemas as compared to khans or other money making nepo kids. Audience and media gave them that much importance and now they are ruling.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Because Indian tv has cringe content. Aniston has worked in FRIENDS, MORNING SHOW and some really awesome movies with pretty awesome content. She just got SAGS award.. An Emmy nomination... I don't even see on what basis he made those comparisons. No body likes watching naagin or bhut pret shit or cringe love triangle stupid shit.. Many Indians have totally aborted Indian telly because there's nothing, nothing new. Though some webseries really deserve applause (AARYA, ASUR, SPECIAL OPS, SACRED GAMES nd some more because CONTENT BOLTA HAI.

Anonymous 1 month ago

That is so true it happens only in india where there is a big line drawn between tv actors and the ones in films while nothing like that happens in any other country its all just the same

Anonymous 1 month ago

True at the end we r the real decider.. If we will stop watching nonsense movie which has no script ,no story, no purpose then director hv to think about story and do hard work on script rather then selecting so cold A* star actors.. It's our fault because we don't go and watch movies unless until , is it Salman khan movie or A star actors movie, now this is the high time change our perspective about movies and star.. We should start judging actors on the basis of their acting not the basis of their look. At the end the they should be judge on their acting because they r actor not a fashion icon...

Anonymous 1 month ago

Due to propaganda news TV watching Indians are living in delusional. India can't compare itself to West in any way so the 1st step is to accept the reality and then the 2nd step is to work towards betterment.

Anonymous 1 month ago

Calling him a tv actor does it make him any less of an actor? How does it make a difference in the first place? He himself is looking down at his profession of being a ”TV actor”. It is just a specification. I honestly don't feel there is anything to feel bad about being called a tv actor. Be it Bollywood or small screen in my opinion both the side actors are equally talented and equally hardworking!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Sushant was killed or killed himself for personal reasons. Rhea was her relationship !! Stop blaming everybody. India is full of idiots !!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Exactlyyy ... People just want to believe that Nepotism killed him coz that's sensational

Anonymous 2 months ago

And at anytime anyone of you could hsve not taken the role if it was against what you believed.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Stop with npw you are not being treated equal? Now every reason innlife has to with race or men versus woman. This article sounds petty and uggh.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Because this is not Hollywood. In India, the Bollywood stars earn way more and are more famous than TV actors.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Get lost if you are not interested to read this. Take your justice rant somewhere else. SSR had a mere send up personal life. So get out of here. Stupid .

Anonymous 2 months ago

Not interested in you !!!! Only Justice for SSR matters.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Well no one asked him about SSR.... The thing wrong with people is, if they bring up SSR's name randomly during any of their interviews, the audience says footage le raha hai and all, and agar woh kuch nahi kehta, then they are with nepotism and supporting nepotism and shit. SSR died. We all are in grieve and of course we will fight for him. But just because of that, you don't have to degrade EACH AND EVERY CELEBRITY!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Well no one asked him about SSR.... The thing wrong with people is, if they bring up SSR's name randomly during any of their interviews, the audience says footage le raha hai and all, and agar woh kuch nahi kehta, then they are with nepotism and supporting nepotism and shit. SSR died. We all are in grieve and of course we will fight for him. But just because of that, you don't have to degrade EACH AND EVERY CELEBRITY!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Chal na

Anonymous 2 months ago

This is SO so true. The Indian media needs to broaden their minds. An actor is an actor ... TV or Movies!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Smart guy and preaching the truth.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Actually it’s not the audience that does the demarcation. It’s the PR agency that drive this culture. So Karan needs to stop shifting the blame to audience because real change will only come if the industry recognizes that their old way of doing things doesn’t vibe with India right now. Karan needs to call out PR agencies that relegate him to lesser prominence. Audience has zero time to mull over who is more or less important, usually they parrot what’s given to them.

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