Karan Singh Grover has been receiving overwhelming response from fans for his recently released project Qubool Hai 2.0, which is a reboot to the 2012 romance TV drama Qubool Hai. At a time when most sequels and remakes of popular TV shows are being rejected by the viewers, the first reactions to Qubool Hai 2.0 have been great so far and Karan says he makes sure that his every project has something new to it.
“People have loved Qubool Hai from the bottom of their hearts and I loved it myself so there was no reluctance at all (to sign on Qubool Hai 2.0). If we are given this opportunity it’s for a reason and it’s our responsibility because there are so many people who send us unconditional love every day. If we get an opportunity to portray the same characters in the same story that they love so much then there should never be any reluctance,” says Karan.
He continues, “Moreover, the comparisons are bound to happen because people compare everything. It is inevitable. We just try our best to not make it better but make it more today. That was 2012. This is 2021. That was a different universe and this is a different universe. So how our characters would be in this situation or world, we have to do that to the best of our abilities and the rest is up to the viewers.”
The actor, who made his acting debut with Ekta Kapoor’s Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi in 2004 and went on to do hit shows like Dill Mill Gayye, Qubool Hai and Kasautii Zindagii Kay, says he feels grateful that he has got to play so many famous characters in his career.
“I consider myself lucky that I’m doing something I’m passionate about. Everything that I have done so far has been a little different from the previous one that I did. I try and bring some changes to every project and add something that is mine. So, I don’t get stuck or frustrated. I feel very grateful for all the opportunities that I have been given.”
Does he gets influenced by the demands of his fans? “You can’t always keep everyone happy and give everyone what they expect. As a creative person, I need to choose things that excite me. I have done a couple of projects for which my fans still send me unconditional love 24 hours a day. But I don’t get influenced by what they say. I wouldn’t like it if they didn’t like something. I will try and correct it, saying ‘I’ll do it differently next time,’ but then that’s about it.”
Talking about how OTT has become a game-changer for the entertainment industry, Karan says, “It’s gotten a boost because of the unfortunate pandemic that we are still facing. People are more open now and are evolving faster. They are watching more shows, and therefore, more actors are getting opportunities.”