Karan Oberoi: I have never played a dark, scandalous, larger than life character
Actor and musician Karan Oberoi, last seen on the hit show Jassi Jaisi Ki Nahi, is making a comeback of sorts. The actor is starring in EXCEL Entertainment’s latest outing in the digital space; a web series titled Inside Edge.
Confirming the news, Karan said, “I am starring in a web series is called Inside Edge. It’s based on the heady mix of cricket, Bollywood and entertainment. It is a look at the lives of people from this world whom everyone idolises, and the murky, secret plots going on within. It’s a very edgy, no holds barred view into this fascinating, glamorous world, with an interesting ensemble of characters that are not necessarily black or white.”
Karan says that he is making a comeback of sorts with this series for several reasons, including the fact that he has never played a grey character before and the fact that Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s production house EXCEL Entertainment, which is launching the web series. He shares, “This role for me is very special for multiple reasons. Firstly, I have never played a dark, scandalous, larger than life character like this ever in my life. Everyone who watches it will start playing guessing games on which real life person is this character based on; it will leave them quite shocked. Since I have always played Mr Goody Two-Shoes, it gave me ample opportunity to explore another facet of life as an actor. Secondly, it’s being produced by EXCEL entertainment, a production house I have always looked up to in terms of rich, relatable content.” The actor also cited that the show’s ensemble cast including Richa Chadha’s inclusion, and the fact that the series represents a completely new narrative for the Indian content landscape which will have Amazon launch the series in 206 countries around the globe, as very strong factors in doing the show.
Besides Inside Edge, Karan is all set to star in a movie that he is producing along with a few other musical projects which include his solo album. He reveals, “I have just finished shooting for my debut film as an actor and a producer and is something that I am really looking forward to. I was also caught up with my stage performances and writing new music for my solo album.”
Well, we are quite excited for you Karan and we can’t wait to see your latest avatar as a grey character!