Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 has been in the news since a long time. Recently, there were reports that Karan Singh Grover, who played the role of Mr Rishabh Bajaj, has quit the show. It was said that many popular actors like Sharad Kelkar, Gaurav Chopra and Karan Patel were approached to replace KSG as Mr Bajaj. Finally, Karan confirmed the report and revealed that it is a matter of honour to take it ahead from where Ronit Roy and Karan Singh Grover left. As per Spotboye report, the actor is charging a whopping amount to play Mr Bajaj in the Star Plus' show.
Karan Patel Charging Whopping Amount For Kasautii 2!
As per the report, Karan Patel was charging around Rs 1.5 lakh per Yeh Hai Mohabbatein episode. Apparently, the producer of Kasautii, Ekta Kapoor asked Karan to reduce his fees due to the lockdown, but the actor has refused to do so. The report also suggests that he is now charging Rs 3 lakh per Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 episode.
Karan told the makers that he is asking only 30% hike and the rest of the money is for his team and vanity van. His team includes- Spot boy, makeup artist, hairstylist and designer.
Karan On Playing Mr Bajaj
About playing Mr Bajaj's role, Karan had told TOI, "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."
The Actor Not Worried About Comparisons
The actor had also told the leading daily that he is not worried about comparisons as it is bound to happen. He 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."