Karan Wahi was recently seen in Half Love Half Arranged on Amazon miniTV. The actor told OTTplay that he would never want to get married against his parents' wishes.
Actor Karan Wahi started his career on Indian TV. After doing several television shows, the actor ventured into films, and of late, he's doing well in the OTT space. Karan is presently being praised for his performance in the web show, Half Love Half Arranged. It premiered on October 12 and is streaming on Amazon miniTV.
During his series' promotional spree, OTTplay did an exclusive interview with the 37-year-old. In a chat with us, Karan revealed if he is team love or team arranged. Apart from that, he shed light on the societal pressure to get married.
Excerpts from our free-wheeling conversation...
On not wanting to get married against his parents' wishes
When asked if he is team or love or team arranged, Karan said, "(Consdering) where I come from, I think you have to find a balance because I would never want to get married against my parents' wishes. (It shouldn't be like) ki main toh khush hoon, aap pareshan hote raho (that I am happy but you face problems). The first reason for getting married will be if I am in love and if the person is in love with me. So, I am truly half-love, half-arranged."
On societal pressure to settle down in life
Continuing the chat, Karan opened up about whether he ever felt parental or societal pressure to get married.
The actor admitted, "Personally, I haven't had pressure from my parents. But talking about the societal issues... when we would pass 12th grade, everyone had issues about what we would do in life. I think it is a circle of life. After a certain age, everyone has only one question, 'when will you get married?'. It happens a lot and it happens even now. But I feel when my parents don't have an issue, toh fir puchne do logo ko (let people ask)."
"I've become very used to it and I am like kar lenge. And when they ask kab karoge (when will you get married), I laugh it off saying kar lenge. Thankfully, my parents have been very supportive. I am the only child of my parents. I've been staying away from them for 20 years now. Now, we have done a nice thing that we communicate a lot and we speak our minds to each other. I think that is what has helped me not to worry about it," said Wahi while signing off.
What's next for Karan Wahi?
On the work front, Karan mentioned that he has one 'concrete' plan in place and would talk about the same soon. For the unversed, it is being reported that he would be seen in a show tentatively titled The Legal Case with Jennifer Winget and Reem Sameer Shaikh.