After Karan Singh Grover stepped down from playing the role of Mr Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagii Kay, Karan Patel has taken up the role. The showrunners confirmed the news recently and said that they are excited to have Patel as a part of the cast. Karan himself also revealed that he is excited to play Mr Bajaj. Karan has a special connection with the iconic Hindi tv character as he played Mr. Bajaj's son in the original hit show Kasautii Zindagii Kay. Ronit Roy played Mr. Bajaj in Ekta Kapoor's Kasautii Zindagii Kay which ran from 2001-2008.
Speaking about his upcoming role as Mr. Bajaj Karan Patel said, "I look forward to playing Mr. Bajaj and we begin shoot next week. It's going to be fun in many ways to begin with shooting after almost 3 months and most importantly, the fact that I played the role of Mr. Bajaj's son's friend in the original. Now playing Mr. Bajaj... life comes full circle."
In another interview with PTI Patel 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."
Meanwhile, at home Karan Patel has regularly shared pictures of himself with his fans. The actor recently also urged his fans to take care of stray animals around their house.