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Jalandhar-boy Karan Mehra, who is shooting for Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan, wants to work in Pollywood

Jalandhar-boy Karan Mehra, who is shooting for Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan, wants to work in Pollywood

Karan Mehra

Mona

It’s homecoming for Karan Mehra as he starts shooting for Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan in Chandigarh. After enjoying quite a stint in Mumbai, this Jalandhar boy is all set to start a new innings in Punjabi entertainment industry. He talks about his life and career.

What made you say yes to a Punjabi soap?

The credit goes to Sahiil Kohlii. We have worked together earlier and wanted to start something fresh. When he came up with this project, I loved the storyline.

What’s your role in Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan?

I play a cop, so you will see me in uniform. It’s a new look, the beard goes but the moustache stays. I am pretty kicked about it. A few days on the sets, and I am quite loving it!

Playing Naitik in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai made you popular. How does it feel?

Yeh Rishta...is an iconic show. I was a part of it for eight long years. Playing Naitik got me love from audiences. I feel fortunate that I was a part of this remarkable journey.

Are you planning to do Punjabi films?

I am a Punjabi, so it is on my mind to explore this sector. In the last 10 days, I got quite a few offers. I thought of working on my skills first with Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan. I am getting my Punjabi accent right. I make it a point to converse with everyone around in Punjabi.

We hear Karan Mehra is a foodie...

Can’t help it, being a Punjabi! You know how life revolves around food. I need nothing fancy, just simple ghar ka khana.

Any lockdown lessons?

Nothing much, I have been the same person except that today I am more digitally connected than I was in the pre-lockdown phase. I have worked throughout the lockdown. In fact, I worked more than ever. Three projects got locked during this phase.

Your message to fans?

Thanks for all the love and blessings. I am hoping Mawaan Thandiyan Chawan wins you all over again; it would be soon on air on Zee Punjabi!

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