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Exclusive! Karan Tacker: Bihar and Jharkhand are way more beautiful than what's shown in mainstream

The actor realised this while shooting for Neeraj Pandey's web series, Khakee: The Bihar Chapter

Exclusive! Karan Tacker: Bihar and Jharkhand are way more beautiful than what's shown in mainstream
A scene from Khakee
  • Arundhuti Banerjee

Last Updated: 02.00 PM, Nov 28, 2022

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Actor Karan Tacker, who plays the protagonist in Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, shares that going to different places and interacting with locals while shooting for the show changed his perspective completely on Bihar and Jharkhand. 

Karan told OTTplay, "On celluloid, we have only seen Bihar and Jharkhand as a place where people are poor and uneducated; a place where there are criminals and people abuse each other, even in everyday conversations. Trust me, Bihar and Jharkhand are way more beautiful than what we have seen in the mainstream. Every season, the colour of the entire landscape changes. Just after the rains, it's lush green, with beautiful blue sky that we usually see abroad. And the people are very welcoming!"

He went on to add, "For instance, we think that a Bihari would always use gaali while talking, but the Bihari dialect sounds very sweet. People in the villages live a slow life, and care for each other. If you ask a villager for directions on a road, the way they say it is almost like storytelling. And if they have the time, they will actually drop you at the destination. Biharis are sweet people!"

Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, created by Neeraj Pandey and directed by Bhuv Dhulia, is based on real-life incidences that took place between 2000 and 2006 in Bihar, when the crime rates in the state were very high. The show was extensively shot across Jharkhand and Bihar.

The web series, which also stars Avinash Tiwary, Abhimanyu Singh, Jatin Sarna, Nikita Dutta and Shraddha Das, is streaming on Netflix.

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