Tuesday, June 26, 2007
This young and dashing actor, who is slowly becoming the newest Balaji boy in tellyworld, is already showing airs. Yes, we are talking about Karan Patel who plays the lead in Balaji's newest show 'Kasturi' on Star Plus.
This actor had prompt replies for all the questions that were shot at him whether it was related to the show, or his character or even Balaji. Declaring himself a lover of Balaji, Karan says, "I do not want to work outside Balaji. It is the best production house". Karan has, thus, done cameos in almost all of the Balaji shows and loosed count while naming them.
The show Kasturi was launched when the third season of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' went off air. Speaking about the success of the show Karan says, "It is a show which is a love story between two people belonging to different classes in the society falling in love. It has well sketched characters and not exactly a saas-bahu saga".
Karan plays the character of a Robby Sabharwal, who is a famous rock singer and thinks he is the best. The character started on the note of Robby being a rude and arrogant guy who belongs to a rich family. But now the character after falling in love with the lead protagonist of the show, Kasturi has changed for the better. He has started feeling a concern for things around him. Ask this dude and he says, "I'm happy that I have got to play different shades of character in one show". Karan smartly denies that he is similar to the old Robby but strongly feels that he possess the characteristic of the changed Robby.
Karan who shoots seven days a week and around 12 hours a day for the show does not however believe in reality shows. He believes that fiction shows like such bring more fame than reality shows. "Fiction is way bigger. Tell me how many names you remember from the reality shows and how many you do from serials" asserts Karan.
This actor who aspires to get into films soon had made his entry into the tellywood through 'Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki'. That was three years back and now he has graduated to a lead character. On being asked where he sees himself two years don the line Karan proudly says, "Where is Shahrukh Khan at present. Two years from now, I would be just two years less than what he is now".
High hopes Karan, but very few television stars have actually made it big in Bollywood.