By Priyanka Bhadani
Actor Karan Tacker’s hands are full with an active participation in the Box Cricket League as well as the second season of the mini-series Halla Bol, which he will be seen hosting.
The actor, who was appreciated when he did the first season of Halla Bol earlier this year, says that season 1 of the show was such a great success that this time around it will have 26 episodes instead of 13. “This time, we have also got real-life achievers, who, at the end of every episode will come on the show to talk about the issue raised on the show,” says Tacker, who talks about weightlifter Leela, who would be making an appearance in the first episode on November 30.
Tacker also adds that the entire approach to the show has changed. “It is more straighforward, crispier and the message that women are no where less than men is more palpable,” he says.
Unlike the first season that saw popular film stars making an appearance on each of the episodes as they spoke about the issue, this time it would be the underdogs, who have been brought on board to highlight the evils of the society as they share their own experiences. Ask him if with lesser glam quotient, the show will be affected in anyway. “The presence of achievers in the show is going to make it more relatable and appealing. These women achievers will bring in the star appeal as they are really inspiring,” he remarks and says that stardom comes when people fight an evil practice and come out as winner.
Not many actors, whether from the television space or films, have been able to pull off hosting to perfection. Tacker considers himself lucky to have got a second chance to return as the host of a popular property as Halla Bol. He says that to be the perfect host, it is very important to understand your audience and connect with them. “The job of a host doesn’t end with dialogue delivery. One has to understand the emotions too,” says Tacker, who gets involved in all the planning and strategising of the show as well. “For a show like Halla Bol, it’s mandatory to understand the issues and stories and the activities that are being planned around them,” he adds.