Karan Patel has recently expressed his excitement on playing the role of Mr Bajaj in Kasautii Zindagii Kay. The show makers confirmed Karan Patel's casting and said that he will be replacing Karan Singh Grover for the role. Karan Patel will be sharing the screen with his fellow stars including Erica Fernandes, Parth Samthaan and Aamna Sharif.
In a recent conversation with ETimes Patel revealed that he was also approached by the makers of Naagin 5. However he chose to do Kasautii Zindagii Kay instead. He added saying, "Yes, I was approached for Naagin 5, but around the same time, they called me for Kasautii Zindagii Kay as well. Since, they both belong to Ekta Kapoor, I am sure they must have thought Naagin 5 mein 2 episode mein isko daswake maarne se accha hai... why not use me as Mr Bajaj (laughs). It has more scope for performance. Once this Kasautii Zindagii Kay journey comes to end, now it has just started, let's see if I am needed for Naagin 5."
Karan also opened up about about the importance of a role like Mr Bajaj. He said, "Mr Bajaj is an iconic character and not many people get the chance to play two big characters one after the other. Right after Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, I have got Kasautii. I must have done something right."
Karan also joked about his new look alongside the salt and pepper hair. He said, "It's something new for me but as long as the audience and people are liking it, I am fine. Ankita (his wife) liked the look. We have come to a common ground to get the final look right."