‘UN­CER­TAINTY IS THE NA­TURE OF OUR JOB’

Karan V Grover says one can never pre­dict the fate of a TV show, also adds that he has al­ways played a ‘good boy’ on screen

HT Cafe - - Entertainment - Kavita Awaasthi n kavita.awaasthi@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Karan V Grover has been stay­ing up all night as he has been shoot­ing for a mu­si­cal web se­ries. “Shoot­ing night shifts is hec­tic and tir­ing,” says the Ya­haaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli (YMGGK) ac­tor. He is ex­cited to be play­ing a trou­bled rock star in the web se­ries pro­duced by Vikram Bhatt. Karan says that he finds web se­ries ex­cit­ing as they are “limited and shot like a film. I am en­joy­ing this role as I have never played a dis­turbed char­ac­ter. I have al­ways played the good boy.”

Karan started his ca­reer with the TV show Saar­rthi in 2004 and later starred in many hit shows such as Woh Rehne Waali Mehlon Ki, Pu­nar Vi­vah - Ek Nayi Umeed, and Bahu Ha­mari Ra­jni Kant (BHRK). Cur­rently, he is seen as the host of the Krushna Ab­hishek star­rer The Drama Com­pany, which is a “new av­enue” for him. “Host­ing is fun. The show’s con­cept is in­ter­est­ing and we have such good tal­ent on the show. I am a huge fan of Su­gandha Mishra and the fab­u­lous San­ket Bhos­ale. I have hosted award shows but never a TV show, and do­ing this one is fun as the script is hi­lar­i­ous. I try to crack jokes on the stage and keep up the ban­ter with Mithun da (Mithun Chakraborty, ac­tor) and he keeps tak­ing my case.”

Karan de­buted in Bol­ly­wood with Wed­ding Pullav (2015) and later starred in the hit TV show Bahu Ha­mari Ra­jni Kant. In Au­gust 2016, he quit the show as he got an of­fer for a film with Mukesh Bhatt’s com­pany. But the film got shelved. “It was quite dis­ap­point­ing as we were ready to start shoot­ing and every­thing was go­ing as planned but post De­cem­ber last year , it sim­ply didn’t take off. We were a month away from shoot­ing and then we learnt that it was hap­pen­ing. It was dif­fi­cult but it the na­ture of the job — the un­cer­tainty. Even when you are in a TV show, you can never pre­dict how well it will be re­ceived. When I did YMGGK, I didn’t know it would last for three years as you sign a show for a year and then see how it goes. I didn’t know (BHRK) would work so well that too for a year. But like they say man ka hua toh achcha, nahin toh aur bhi achcha,” he signs off.

Karan V Grover

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