He had a successful stint on the small screen with shows like “Kitani Mohabbat Hai” and “Gumraah” and made his Bollywood foray with Vikram Bhatt’s “Horror Story”. Now actor Karan Kundra is in no rush to sign any “random” film as he says that shaping his career in the right way is more important than choosing wrong projects.
“My focus is to do good work. There is a huge difference between doing any films and shaping up your career… so till the time I don’t get right films or I don’t make the right films for myself, I’m very happy doing what I’m doing right now,” Karan said.
Many of the TV actors have made a move from TV to films — for instance, Rajeev Khandelwal, Prachi Desai, Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam and Sushant Singh Rajput. For most of them, TV is now merely a platform for promoting their films, and they have no plans to be a part of fiction shows.
However, there are exceptions like Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor, who are able to balance both worlds.
Karan, who reportedly signed a three horror film deal with filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, counts himself as one of them.
On the tube, Karan was the host of teenage crime-based TV series “Gumraah – End Of Innocence”, and also did a show titled “Fanaah – An Impossible Love Story”.
Talking about the projects in hand as of now, he said: “I have two Hindi films lined up to release and I am doing TV at the same time. I don’t think that coming on small screen hampers the box office.
“In fact, I believe that when you are on TV, people recognise you more when you are trying to promote your films. I also believe that it’s not required to follow the same thing. You have to be a leader and create your own path,” added Karan.
The actor will next be seen on the small screen as a celebrity contestant on FOX Life’s show “Life Mein Ek Baar”. After three successful seasons, the lifestyle and travel channel rolled out the next season of its series in Hong Kong.
Apart from Karan, the show, which will air on October 20, will also feature Sana Saeed, Natalie Di Luccio and Himarsha Venkatsamy, who will be seen discovering the adventurous side of life in the city.
Asked why he said ‘yes’ to the show, he said: “I saw the previous seasons of the show and when it came my way, my heart said ‘Let’s do it!’. I would probably be letting go of stuff that maybe paying me five times of this, but this is my choice.”
Apart from acting on both the big and small screen, Karan is also a producer and he says that he would like to utilise that role to bring together the best of talent.
“I want to create a platform where I can bring the right people, including music director, director, screenplay and everything. I think Ayushmann Khurrana didn’t know when ‘Vicky Donor’ happened… I’m not saying that I am waiting for my ‘Kai Po Che!’ but yes I’m waiting for my film,” he said.