Karthik Jayaram, who after making a name for himself in the Kannada entertainment industry, entered the Hindi TV space with “Siya Ke Ram”, found no difference in working down south and in Mumbai.
“I didn’t feel any culture shock at all. As an artiste, I felt no difference in the two industries, but of course having said that, the magnitude with which shows and movies are made here (in Hindi entertainment industry) is way bigger compared to south,” Karthik, best known for his roles in films like “Just Love”, “Bengaluru 560023” and “Care of Footpath 2”, told.
“So there is an overall difference in the making. Otherwise, the talent across the country in this field is amazing. The Hindi industry welcomed me very warmly and I am highly indebted,” added the actor, who is currently seen as Raavan in Star Plus’ “Siya Ke Ram”.
Karthik, who considers it a “big deal” to get a chance to play Raavan – a pivotal part of Ramayana – is not afraid of getting stereotyped in the Hindi TV industry.
“In my previous (Kannada) show ‘Ashwini Nakshatra’, I was the lead actor, whereas here I am the negative character. An actor is known for his acting delivery, not for the character traits,” Karthik said.
“I am focusing on a few movies down south. I would love to do TV shows if I get the right offers that are even more challenging than a character like Raavan. The standard for me has been set high and now I will settle for nothing better than the best,” he added.