Saath Nibhaana Saathiya fame Karan Khandelwal has revealed that he has returned back to home due to financial issues. Karan has said that Mumbai has brought him a lot of success but the current pandemic and lockdown has left him with financial issues. Karan also said that he was having issues getting groceries in his neighborhood.
Speaking to Times of India about his decision Karan said, "Mumbai is one of the majorly affected cities in the country. There was a surge in Covid-19 cases around my area. I couldn’t even arrange food and other necessities for myself. Plus, it was getting difficult to meet other expenses as well."
Karan also said that he did not want to fly down to Kerala as it would increase the risk of catching the Coronavirus. Instead, Karan revealed that he drove 1400 kms to reach Kerala. "I had been living in Mumbai for several years, but the current situation forced me to leave the city and drive back to my hometown. I drove my car for almost 1,400 kms to reach home, " he added.
Karan also told Times of India that his parents helped him with his finances in the recent past. He said, "My family has been helping me with finances. Before the lockdown, I had shot for a web show and they immediately cleared my payment, which was helpful. But apart from that, I have many other pending dues from other projects. Now, even if I join a new show, I won’t get the payment for a couple of months. So, it was a better option to return home."
Other tv actors have also returned back to their home amid the lockdown including Shardool Kunal Pandit and Rajesh Kareer.