Ever since we broke the news of Karan Patel stepping into the shoes of Karan Singh Grover as Mr.Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2, not just his fans but a lot of people from the industry have been welcoming him for the iconic character.
Also, Karan sporting grey hair for the first time is gaining a lot of limelight. We decided to speak with his lovely wife Ankita Bhargava and know what she feels about his new journey. Ankita has some pleasant revelations to do which you just cannot miss.
How is Karan looking to you as Mr.Bajaj?
He is looking smashing. He obviously looks very nice when he is well-suited and booted. He himself is a suit fan. So, he is more than happy to get into that avatar. He is looking the part very well- it's neat and the cuts are very clean so I am liking him in Mr.Bajaj's look.
Were you and Karan conscious about him donning the salt and pepper look?
We had apprehensions about him greying his hair because that's not something an actor easily wants to do. But the offer was of Mr.Bajaj, who is such an iconic character, so the opportunity was great. About greying his hair, we didn't want to put on the whitner to look old. Both of us felt that it can be done stylishly. I remember Karan and I were researching online on various looks and he found some amazing references. It was a mix of bronze, platinum and grey- it looked mature and yet stylish. And that's exactly the hair colour he got done the next day. It looks amazing I feel.
When did he tell you about the opportunity and what was your and his first reaction to it?
The call came to him when I was around. Even Naagin 5 was offered to him. But things materialised for Kasautii Zindagii Kay. Karan and I have complete faith in Ekta Kapoor's vision. The way she looks at characters and storylines is amazing. So, we decided to go ahead with her vision. She was seeing Mr.Bajaj in Karan.
Have you seen the original Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Karan was also part of it before....
I have followed the original Kasautii Zindagii Kay. In fact, I was also a part of it. It was a cameo. There was a love triangle shown between Shabbir Ahluwalia and Jennifer Winget at that time. So, obviously I didn't cross paths with Prerna (Shweta Tiwari) Anurag (Cezanne Khan) and Mr.Bajaj (Ronit Roy). Also, my mother (Kiran Bhargava) has worked in Kasautii too.
Karan was ready to get back in action or wanted to enjoy fatherhood for a bit longer?
Yeh Hain Mohabbatien went off air in December. Exactly when we got Mehr. Luckily, Karan got good 6-7 months with her. Day in and day out, it's been a blessing. And now, mentally and physically he was wanting to go back to work. And Kasautii came at the right time for us. I am looking forward to seeing him on TV again .
Are you guys ready for comparisons?
God is kind. I hope everybody accepts him in such an iconic role and he successfully steps into Ronit Roy's shoes. Give him lots of love and blessings.
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