Karan Wahi: Hundred will leave a smile on your face

Was it a challenge to be directed by three people in Hundred? As for the web, it gives you the freedom to do multiple things. They were all very open to feedback, and it became quite easy on set. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. It was actually a lot of fun to get that opportunity to express yourself in a very different way. Written by Sana Farzeen
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Published: April 27, 2020 6:29:37 pm

Karan Wahi’s Hundred is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. In an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com, Wahi opens up about his latest project, the difference between TV and digital space and life during lockdown. I keep telling everyone that I am a man living in a woman’s world. That’s how it has been for me (laughs). Maddy, as you mentioned, would seem quite unpolished to a lot of people but there would be many in the audience who would identify with him. Tell us more about it. There are a lot of things, like the way he talks and behaves, that I picked up from some friends. How was the experience? With web or films, it’s just that one has a lot of pre-production time to work on a character. In Hundred, Lara Dutta’s character is seen trying to find a place for herself in a man’s world. That is what we have tried to do. But I really hope that all of us get out of it wiser, considerate and more empathetic. This was my first series with more than one director. How difficult was it to make your mark? He is very relatable. I think every experience teaches you something and helps you get better. You can be doing three different characters at the same time. Also, it’s not that everything on the web is amazing. You have been part of the TV industry, which is ruled by women. And that has definitely created much more opportunity. Hotstar Specials recently launched its latest original Hundred. As actors, you want to do something out of your comfort zone. I think the lockdown got to me at the end of 20th day. That’s the trust all of them had in everybody. With television, eventually, the show revolves around the hero and heroine. While Lara Dutta plays a police officer, Rajguru is seen in the role of a terminally ill patient in a quest for some adventure before she dies. Yes, it’s a platform which is making its mark across the country in a big way. I think every medium has its pros and cons. Since television doesn’t offer a lot to male actors, and films are tough to crack, has the web become a good platform to showcase talent? Honestly, every medium is different. I have been obsessed with something, and then move to another thing. šŸ“£ The Indian Express is now on Telegram. If you are good, then you will definitely create a niche for yourself. Ā© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


Karan Wahi As for Karan Wahi, the popular television star dons the avatar of a rapper. The best part of OTT is that it’s not just about the main characters. The issue with television is that you will be bound to one show till the end. Hundred is a superb show, and will leave a smile on your face for sure. But the best part was when we were on the set, they expected us to do things that we wanted to do. Excerpts from the conversation:
This is the first time we are seeing you play an unpolished character. Starring Lara Dutta and Rinku Rajguru in the lead roles, the eight-episode series also features Karan Wahi. I have known jatts and even when they speak the normalest of things, it sounds very different. Otherwise, we do act the same way in every medium. Also Read | Hundred: 100 marks to Rinku Rajguru and Lara Dutta
You are learning music during the lockdown.