Actor Karan Patel will be replacing Karan Singh Grover as the new face of Mr. Bajaj in Ekta Kapoor’s daily soap Kasautii Zindagii Kay.
When Ekta Kapoor had decided to come back with her show Kasautii Zindagii Kay, she had created a huge amount of buzz. The leading cast Erica Fernandez, Parth Samthaan and Karan Singh Grover were much loved by the audience. But it was a few days back when Grover decided to quit the show.
In the past few days, there have been a lot of reports on the new face of Mr. Bajaj. From Sharad Kelkar to Gaurav Chopraa, many names were speculated to be replacing Karan in the show. However, it is Karan Patel who has been finalized for the serial.
Talking to TOI, he said, “Mr Bajaj is an iconic character and it has lived on in people’s minds for years. So, it’s a matter of honour to take it ahead from where Ronit Roy and Karan Singh Grover left and add my nuances to it. I intend to make this character as iconic and loved as Mr Bhalla (his character in ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’) had become over a period of six years.”
It is very usual for the audience to compare two actors who have played the same role. When asked about the possible comparisons, Karan said, “I don’t fear comparisons, as that’s bound to happen. I have my own approach and understanding when I take up a character. Fear creeps in when you expect failures. In my case, I have always followed my instinct and my focus is on how well I can perform my part. As an artiste, I don’t really prep for a role. I am spontaneous and that’s my forte. I will do the same with my new character.”
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