Karan Rao will be sharing screen space with Diamond Star Srinagara Kitty, which is the sequel of 2009 hit Savaari. Karan, who is based out of Bangalore, can also understand and speak fluent Kannada.
Speaking to a leading daily, Karan said, "I had never thought about becoming an actor, but I am giving it a shot because of Jacob, who is a good friend and brilliant director. He has an international approach to filmmaking. He has been asking me to do the film for a year now, but I kept declining. In between, I had to undergo back surgery and wasn't even able to walk. But he got me a personal trainer and made me work out and hit the gym. He even enrolled me in an acting school. Not only that, while I could understand Kannada, I couldn't speak the language, so he got me to the take classes and now I can speak fluent Kannada."