Karan Singh Grover and Surbhi Jyoti starrer Qubool Hai 2.O is all set to stream on ZEE5 soon. The show not just became popular eight years back but also gained immense fan following for Karan and Surbhi as Asad and Zoya.
And now, before we witness their sizzling chemistry once again, we got talking with Karan Singh Grover about his comeback and more. Here's what all he revealed to us:
How does it feel to play Asad again?
I was really very excited. This character is close to my heart. And I have worked really hard for it but loved playing it.
Did you find any difficulty in playing the same character after a gap of 8 years?
Not at all. Actually this character was always with me and when they approached me for Qubool Hai 2.0, it wasn't difficult because it's built in me just like a few things that you never forget in your life. It stayed with me forever.
The show was launched 8 years back and had a successful run of four years. What according to you has made this show so popular?
I think the creator of Qubool Hai, Gul Khan, who actually created the show and the characters. The skill and level of creation Gul has is unmatched. She is very good at what she does. She keeps learning new things all the time and evolving everyday. Along with that, the hard work which Surbhi, the entire team and I invested in it, helped the show to reach where it reached.
Gul is not the part of the series this time. How much did you miss her?
We missed her a lot. It was like things felt quite incomplete without her. Afterall, she is the actual creator of the show.
Qubool Hai is best remembered for your and Surbhi's love chemistry but this time we see thriller portion has been added to it. You feel audience will like it?
That was made in 2013 and right now we are in 2021. Meanwhile, the audience has seen great range and varieties of content. They have evolved in what they watch and what they do. And it's not something that is experimental. This will add more to Asad and Zoya and their story.
How do you feel about the fan following which Asad and Zoya still enjoy?
I feel really blessed and we are very lucky to have so much unconditional love from everyone. It's like our fans never left us and the show didn't go anywhere and we are once again back together. I am actually very grateful to the people who gives us so much of love all the time.
How was your experience shooting in Serbia?
The temperature was around 2 degrees. Some Days it also went to zero degrees also. It was bone chilling cold and because we live in Mumbai we are not habituated to such weather. So, it was crazy because I used to wear layers of warmers inside my pants and shirts. Like I was wearing two pants and two shirts. Although Surbhi deserves an award because she had shot like so many days in that off shoulder wedding costume. She is strong. Shooting was a task but when you see the frame and the shots, it's totally worth it.
Is OTT Karan Singh Grover's comfortable space now?
I am comfortable with the fact that audience are constantly watching me. Wherever it is, it's fine with me. Everything is now becoming digital. All the channels have their own digital platforms. We are moving towards it from a very long time and finally it's happening. I think it has got the boost because of pandemic also. As long as artist I get to perform and tell the story and people are watching, platform really doesn't matter to me.
Where will we see you next?
I have some projects lined up but can't disclose about that at the moment. But yaa it also has Qubool Hai's next season which we will start in few months.
Content on digital space is very debatable. Do you feel showing bold scenes and using crux language is okay?
I feel there is really great content being made now. I really enjoyed watching shows like Mirzapur, Sacred Games. And for those who feel that this content is not apt, you always have an option to not watch. You can watch something else. If we would live in a perfect world where we could only watch stuff that gives joy and raise our vibrations and don't show the actual reality of the world where people are killing, saying and doing bad things, may be living in that scenario would be great but I don't think it's possible.
Any of the scene from Qubool Hai which you still remember?
We actually did a few from the original one in this one. But the first where Asad and Zoya meet, where she falls down and Asad's car is going around in a circle, which we shot at Filmcity, we did the same scene in Serbia for 2.0. Surbhi and I knew the dialogues too. When we started shooting for the scene, she started saying her dialogues and I started saying mine without any rehearsal. In fact, we remembered each other's dialogues also. With every moment we knew the line we have to say and our director was like kya tum log reharse karke aaye ho? And we were like haan 2013 mein reharse kiya tha (laughs). That scene was so ingrained in us that it didn't even take seconds to recollect everything.
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