Karanvi rBohra represents the new-age actor who can easily dabble in all mediums. Apart from TV, this good-looking dude is now looking at digital as well. His lead role film production will release later this year. “You might see me on stage as well. I am open to doing good work, but yes, I will do things at my time and space, for if you try to hurry things up, they don’t come out well.”
“I have wrapped up the shoot of my film, Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna, based on Shahrukh Khan’s epic bad-guy role in Darr. I am confident of its success, for we have the right combination– T Series has given great scores, including the title track, and as far as stories go,the youth seem to love psycho-romance.”
“I am really excited about starring as the anti-hero, for I have thrived in this genre before, in Dil Se Di Dua…Saubhagyavati Bhava and Qubool Hai.”
He is not afraid of the stiff Box Office competition.“We have a great product, and the icing on the cake is that we have already pre-sold the digital and music rights.”
Going on, he says, “I might pick up a digital show next. The best part of the format is that not only are story lines limited but you work without the fear of TRPs. Agreed we have hits here as well, but the big difference is that you know exactly who your viewers are in terms of profile, so we know exactly who we are speaking to. This is unlike the TRP system, where we have no clue where the meters are seeded.”
Good that you mentioned ratings; the numbers of your Naagin season were not as good as the firstavatar. He had entered Naagin along with Adaa Khan and Aashka Goradia.
“Agreed we rated around 3+,while the first season was double that.But you need to understand that as number of channels goes up, the TRP number reduces. When we were doing Kasuati Zindagi Ki, ratings were as high as 28.”
“The best weekday fiction show last year rated around 2.6,while we clocked 3 +; that itself tells the tale. I really enjoyed my Naagin stint. I would have been part of Season 1, but was shooting for my above film. Working with Ekta Kapoor is like going back home; you don t need to bother about money or vanity.I wish her best of luck for Season 3; the casting seems promising this time around as well.”
“I might sign up one more TV show,” he ends.