Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 is one of the most loved Indian television series. Over the past few days, speculations have been rife over which actor will replace Karan Singh Grover to play the new Mr Bajaj in the show.
Now, according to latest reports, Karan Patel, who was last seen playing the lead role of Raman Bhalla in Yeh Hain Mohabbatein has been confirmed to play the role of Bajaj on ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay.’
Several artistes, including Sharad Kelkar and Gaurav Chopraa, were approached for the part. However, we have now learnt that the production house’s search for the new Mr Bajaj has ended with Karan Patel.
Karan Patel is the new Mr Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2
Talking about the character, Karan said, “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.”
Ask him if he is worried about comparisons with the previous two actors and he replies, “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.”
Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 which is produced by Ekta Kapoor, stars Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes as its main leads.