Candid chat with Karan Wahi

Finally anchors are beginning to get their due: Karan Wahi

Good looking dude and talented actor Karan Wahi is really enjoying anchoring Zee TV marquee show, Dance India Dance. “This is my second stint with this brand, having earlier hosted the audition episodes of Dance India Dance Super Moms.”

“After a long time, I am back with a full season reality show lasting 12-13 weeks. This time around, the channel and production house have made a number of fun changes to the proceedings. Their prior approaches were more serious.”

Going on, he added, “Many worry a lot about talent show judges. In that vein, having a whole new panel this time around has brought freshness to the brand. It also raises the bar, for, to anchor, I really need to do my homework.”

“Luckily for me, I have known Bosco Martis and Raftaar for a long time, and that has made my job easier.”

What about Kareena Kapoor Khan, who completes the judges team? “She is class personified. Also, for the first time we are seeing the humane side of her on-screen, this being her tv debut.”

“Last but not the least, you will continue to see oh my God levels of talent. This always happens when you have professionals competing for top dog honours.”

Here Karan says, “One of the best things to have happened of late is that makers are finally beginning to give anchors their due, which was not the case before. We just do not mouth lines, but rather hold fort, being the link between the contestants, judges and audiences.” Karan is past master in hosting, having also headed other shows like Indian Idol Junior, Nach Baliye 5 and 6, and more recently, The Voice (Star Plus)

“While any anchor can’t go beyond the above important duty, how you reinvent yourself, adding value to the show is what separates the grain from the chaff.”

He has no issue replacing Dheeraj Dhoopar in the current season of DID. “I will not want to comment on what and why, as that’s our personal thought process. Having said that, many times makers feel that a particular artist is not giving his best. It has happened to me as well. Dheeraj and I are old friends, and in fact, we are neighbours.”

In closing, he refused to comment on the low ratings of DID 7. “I never let my performances get affected either way.”

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