Karan Wahi on his TV comeback with Yash Patnaik’s ‘Channa Mereya’ on Star Bharat

BizAsia Correspondent



Karan Wahi has made a sensational return on television with Yash Patnaik’s ‘Channa Mereya’ on Star Bharat.

While he has been hosting TV shows, actor Wahi has been away from daily soaps for almost six years.

For Wahi “TV has evolved with time”. He adds, “TV has gone through ups and downs but it’s still consistent. It is shot differently. But I’m happy with my show as it’s written so well. I love the aspect that there are makers who are so passionate about making a show.”

His six years of sabbatical from daily soap has not really bothered Wahi, who didn’t keep a count. “For the longest time, people asked ‘why don’t you do TV’. I believe there is a certain funda that I work on. Working on TV is not an issue but the time frame that you have to give in or the monotony that kicks in because you are doing the same thing over and over again. Sometimes you become complacent and we don’t get to know that. I felt so drawn to how the producers made me sit down and take me through the character. That’s rare to happen,” Wahi elaborates.

He admits it wasn’t lack of creativity that kept him away from TV. “They were creatively satisfying,” he says, adding, “TV needs 25-30 days a month. But I was not ready to give 30 days a month because I feel I’ll burn myself and I wouldn’t be able to do justice to it.” Yash Patnaik’s show is talked about for it’s unique storyline already and Karan’s fans are very happy to see him on-screen.