TV actor, Karan Patel, who will be playing the role of the new Mr Bajaj in the Kasautii Zindagii Kay reboot, had been initially offered Naagin 5.
But here is where producer Ekta Kapoor intervened. She felt that he could not play both the characters simultaneously.
In an interview with a leading entertainment portal, Karan revealed why Ekta did not want him in Naagin 5, even though he was initially considered for the show,“I was approached. Yes, but then Ekta decided that let’s not waste him here, as she was considering me for Mr Bajaj. Ek taraf Bajaj aur dusri taraf dasega toh kaise lagega.”
Currently the shoot of Kasautii Zindagi Kay is underway. Karan’s look as Mr Bajaj was unveiled. The new episodes of the show will begin airing from July 13.
Karan shared an official announcement by the channel on his Instagram account. His caption went like this, “Zindagi mein chahe kitni bhi kasautiyaan aaye, meri aur aapki mohobbatein kabhi kam nahi hongi … #NayaSafar #NayaNaam #NayiPehchaan …. #RishabhBajaj #KasautiiZindagiiKay2 #KZK2 ….From 13th JULY only on @starplus.”
As a matter of fact, Karan Patel was also a part of the original cast of Kasautii Zindagii Kay from 2005 to 2006. He has starred in a number of Ekta’s productions including Kkavyanjali, Kasamh Se and Kasturi.
Karan became popular as Raman Bhalla in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, another production of Balaji Telefilms, which featured Divyanka Tripathi opposite him. The show went off air in 2019 and was replaced by a spin-off titled Yeh Hai Chahatein.