Actor Karan Wahi, who will be hosting IIFA, says that he can’t wait to get to New York, where the awards are being hosted this year. “Going to New York is always great fun. I just came back from New York a week back, though I was only there for two days. This time around because of IIFA, I’ll b there for a longer duration, I am excited bout IIFA because it’s a global event and being a part of it is always nice. This is going to be my second IIFA, the first one being Macau, a few years back,” he says.
The actor, who has hosted shows before, says anchoring requires a lot of presence of mind. “When you are hosting the red carpet or conducting interactions with the actors up close and personal, it has to be impromptu. One has to know what to ask and what not to. Since I know a lot of actors personally, it becomes easier for me to have a great interactive session with them,” he says, adding, “I follow a lot of actors’ hosting styles. I love Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Karan Johar and Shahid Kapoor.”
In fact, Karan can’t wait to meet the actors. “I am happy I am going to be meeting my favourite actors, who I have known and admired. Having a blast with them is what I intend to do,” he says.
Ask him what he would be wearing at the ceremony and he says, “My look has been decided by the channel and I guess it’s going to be more on the lines of semi-casual, since I’ll be hosting the weekend stories, fun moments and the red carpet would surely be a formal affair.”
Karan has been travelling a lot for work, but he isn’t complaining. “I have been on the go because of work, though it gets tiring, nothing is better than traveling,” he says.
He might be busy travelling, but he hasn’t put on any weight. ask him how he manages to stay in shape and he says, “I am fit because I don’t worry about it too much. When I am travelling, I try and follow a regime and even if I can’t do it, I don’t stress about it. And I guess that’s why even the vacation food doesn’t show.”