‘I want to host a re­al­ity show, not be a contestant in it’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Monika Rawal Kukreja monika.rawal@htlive.com

TV ac­tor Kar­ishma Tanna (above) might have shot to fame with the pop­u­lar daily soap Kyunkii Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, but she made a last­ing im­pact on the au­di­ence’s mind with the nu­mer­ous re­al­ity shows that she’s been a part of. From Com­edy Circus, Bigg Boss and Kha­tron Ke Khi­ladi to Jha­lak Dikhhla Jaa, Kar­ishma has pulled off roles in a va­ri­ety of gen­res. Ask her what’s next on the re­al­ity show scene, she says, “I’d love to host a re­al­ity show now, and not be a contestant in it. I want to take a show for­ward.”

So does that mean she won’t take up daily soaps any­more? Kar­ishma doesn’t rule out the pos­si­bil­ity, say­ing, “It has to be re­ally in­ter­est­ing for me to per­form the same role for 365 days non-stop.” She fur­ther adds, “It be­comes tax­ing for an ac­tor to per­form the same char­ac­ter for 12 hours ev­ery day and then af­ter a point, there’s no growth.”

The 33-year-old ac­tor, who has bagged a cameo in San­jay Dutt’s biopic star­ring Ran­bir Kapoor feels that a show not only needs to be in­ter­est­ing but should be con­vinc­ing enough to make her a part of it. “In films, you work for three to six months and you’re out of the char­ac­ter. But for a daily soap, you don’t have that lux­ury. So the char­ac­ter has to be con­vinc­ing. Oth­er­wise, your mind is not in it and you’re just work­ing for money, which is a good amount in se­ri­als. But I want both, good act­ing and good money.”

Cred­it­ing her star­dom to tele­vi­sion, Kar­ishma says that she is not averse to do­ing daily soaps. “TV has made me what I’m to­day. It has given me recog­ni­tion and a house­hold name sta­tus. But now I want some­thing good. A great story and char­ac­ter, which is act­ing driven and not where I’m just there.”

In films, you work for three to six months and you’re out of the char­ac­ter. But for a daily soap, you don’t have that lux­ury KAR­ISHMA TANNA, AC­TOR

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