Friday, August 17, 2007
Karan Oberoi is fed up with the current trend of giving all television programmes the flavour of a reality show. A few embarrassing instances on a fun show that have been aired against his wishes have left a bad taste in his mouth. "At times, I have felt embarrassed. Some girls had proposed to me on the sets and it was all recorded. Despite telling them to edit that part, they put the whole thing on air," he rued, adding "I am an actor and don't want to become masala."
The most recent incident of the kind was on the sets of "Titan Antakshari" when Himani Kapoor went running after Karan pestering him to let her tie a rakhi on his wrist. While others were enjoying the chase, an angered Karan screamed across the floor to Himani saying "Don't irritate me".
Only when he protested aloud that the bystanders realize Karan's state of mind. But what exactly got him so worked up? "The rakhi is a sacred thing that should not be made fun of," Karan explained. He pointed out that though Himani was like an innocent child, it was a mistake on her part. Being elder to her, "both professionally and agewise", it was his responsibility to make her understand the issue.
"Moreover, they put everything on air these days, even if you don't want them to," lamented Karan. "It's a fun show and not a reality show, like Big Boss or Big Brother, that everything on the sets needs to be aired." Now that seems a more logical explanation for the outburst than the preaching about the significance of rakhi.