'I am a pure feminist'

Business runs in my blood,” says the boy next door Karan Tacker, who became a household name with soap operas like Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai, on television.

 

Born in the Capital to a businessman father, the light-eyed boy migrated with his parents to the ‘city of dreams’ when quite young. Taking up the family ‘business’ was an obvious choice, but Karan could not resist his attraction to the world of modelling.

“Post-modelling I started anchoring and then acting. So ‘hosting’ is not new for me,” he said when in the City recently to promote his new show 

Halla Bol which aims to celebrate the heroism of women “who have been victims of the injustice done to them in the form of sexual harassment, eve teasing, stalking, etc but have emerged victorious in the end,” he adds, explaining about the concept of the 13-episode show which is being aired on Bindass channel.

Encountering the inspiring stories of women makes Karan emotional enough to confess, “I am a pure feminist. I have been raised by my mother and sister. So the cause or reason behind the show made me connect to it emotionally and take it up. I was kicked at the very idea of the show when it was pitched to me,” he says, while dismissing suggestions that this will give a backseat to his acting projects. 

He is also nonchalant about his increasingly hectic schedule. “In any case I am tuned to the 18-20 hour schedule which we TV actors have. This makes me say time and again that TV actors are no less than army people!”

The recent visit to the City gave him a chance to mingle with his relatives here. “I miss my extended family whenever I am in Mumbai,” he confesses and adds, “Also, being in the City gives me a chance to gorge on golgappas and raj kachori and I do it like a lady,” he guffaws.

Ask him about his physical fitness after gorging  on the famous  Delhi chaat and he says in a lighter mood, “Agle din zyada gymming kar lenge!”     

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