Actor Karan B Oberoi is one of the most popular names in television who has made an appearance in a plethora of shows including, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin and Saaya and more. He was last seen in Zindagi Badal Sakta Hai Hadsaa in 2008, and has been away from showbiz since then.
During a recent interaction, Karan spoke about this absence from the small screen and said, “To be honest, I didn’t take a break, I just kept saying no to a lot of work. Today in hindsight, it may not be a very wise decision” as quoted by Pinkvilla.
He also added, “I am somebody who thinks a lot. My breeding ground for creativity was fabulous because I had Lekh Tandon, Sanjay Upadhyay, and Shivam Nair teaching me some ropes. They were brilliant at creativity. So my schooling was so correct, that when the narrative of TV started changing with daily soaps, I just couldn't relate to that anymore. My simple thing is that whatever I do, I need to do it with full conviction and passion. Even when I used to shoot for Saaya or Jassi, I used to look forward to doing those scenes, as there was so much to learn. But then the medium changed quite dramatically.”
While the actor spoke about leave from acting, Karan said that today he thinks of it as a mistake but would never blame it on anyone. Sharing the reason for his absence, the 43-year-old actor said “I just couldn’t relate to it anymore,” says Karan, further informing that he did try his hand in films too, and finances were never a problem for him.
The actor did several shows with ‘Band of Boys’ to pay his bills and revealed that he was very happy when the web happened. Stepping into the writing business, Karan did Inside Edge and has recently finished his fifth book as an author. “So I spend my time either writing music, doing riyaz, or working on my book,” says Karan.
The actor shared that he does miss being in front of the camera. “What makes me very happy is that despite not being a part of the medium for a very long time, yet people fondly remember me, so I feel quite gratified by that. Though I am really looking forward to getting back to acting, and am open to offers,” informs Karan, who’s presently working on a ZEE5 show as a creative producer, and will probably act in it too. It goes on the floors in December.
Meanwhile, Karan also informed that a ‘Band of Boys’ are reviving the band and is planning to do an album called ‘Just for the fans’, with all the five original members of the band and mentioned that It will be an unplugged live-in-concert album.
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