I've to distance myself from my character: Karan Mehra

In real life, Karan Mehra will become a spouse next month. But he has been playing an ideal husband Naitik for about four years in the popular show "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" (YRKKH) and says he has to isolate himself from the role

Friday, October 19, 2012 | 4:38:29 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 111 Comments  |  22606 Views

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In real life, Karan Mehra will become a spouse next month. But he has been playing an ideal husband Naitik for about four years in the popular show "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" (YRKKH) and says he has to isolate himself from the role to avoid living his character off-screen as well.

"I need to keep away from my character when I am off-screen, otherwise I start living my character. It is important to cut off. This is what has helped me to go on for such a long time. It helps in keeping my character afresh as well," he told IANS.

In the series, he plays an ideal husband of Akshara (Hina Khan), but is keen to change his image.

"For so many years people have seen me as an ideal husband. I want to try something different now and change this image. I want to do something innovative. This will be a challenge for me as well," he said, but added that YRKKH, which comes on Star Plus, will always be his top priority.

Importantly, none of the pivotal actors have left the show since its inception and he feels that this is why the show has done so well.

"No one has left the show since it started and this is what makes it more realistic and loved. If we had left it in the middle for other shows, it would have suffered. The show will always be my first priority and if I am working on something else as well, I will manage it with the show," he said.

A plan for other shows doesn't mean Karan will accept another fictional show, but is open to reality shows.

"It would be a nice change to be part of a reality show, something which doesn't take too many days in a month," he said.

Produced by Director's Kut Productions, "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai" recently completed 1,000 episodes and it was a proud moment for the actor.

"It is a big milestone for us. The day came after four years of hard work. It is amazing that people still love the show after so many years," he said.

Other than the show, the actor has been part of Bollywood films like "Saajan" and "Love Story 2050" as well. He has also been an assistant director to filmmakers Rajkumar Hirani and Ram Gopal Varma.

"The experience has helped me become the actor that I am today. It has taught me many things which I have inculcated in my life," he said.

On the personal front, the actor is set to marry his long time girlfriend, actress Nisha Rawal next month.

"I am getting married next month. The preparations are going well but it is a challenge to take time out," he said.

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  • Posted on: 23 November 2012 at 5:25ammonihina

    Karan pls don't quit the serial..In naitik place you are perfect person.We don't imagine any other person...You are close to all as Naitik FOR FANSS...Pls god help me...we are not see the serial with out Karan or Hina ...Both are important This Serial...Pls KARAN CHANGE YOUR IDEA FOR YOUR FANS...pls karan ..MUJE RONAA AA RAHI HI...PLS KARAN...RAJAN SIR ,NISHA RAWAL PLS TELL TO KARAN MEHRA.WE ARE PRAYING TO GOD FOR KARAN BACK TO YRKKH...PLS KARAN DON'T BREAK HEART FOR FANS...WE ARE REQUISTNG YOU...PLS TELL HIM ANY ONE...PLS KARAN

    Edited on:23 November 2012 at 5:49am

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  • Posted on: 05 November 2012 at 8:48amkelidisha

    Gud evening karan
    Waiting for tonites epi
    Keep rocking,luv you

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    -Dazzling-, hiranrocks
  • Posted on: 03 November 2012 at 8:55amtudou

    karan is awesome
    karan rockxx

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  • Posted on: 02 November 2012 at 8:13amnivedha_123

    all the best 444 urrr future...)))
    u rock karannn)))))

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  • Posted on: 31 October 2012 at 12:59pmsona_naksh

    all d best for ur future karan :) :) :)

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  • Posted on: 30 October 2012 at 8:38ampinkyflower

    Keep rocking wid ur evergreen smile
    Luv you loads karan mehra

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  • Posted on: 28 October 2012 at 8:32pmmahirakhan9

    ya we shud!
    character iz something else onscreen and ofscreen!
    nice!
    karan mehra

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  • Posted on: 26 October 2012 at 7:44amzhuren

    Luv naksh forever
    karan gud luckk for life ahead

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  • Posted on: 26 October 2012 at 12:53amkala_09

    love naksh love duggu and love hiran nothing else for us

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  • Posted on: 25 October 2012 at 11:57pmgeetu_naksh

    Keep Rocking Karan
    Good Luck for your Married Life!!

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