Is Karan Patel’s cross-dressing act in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein inspired from Chachi 420? Watch video

After Ruhi’s (Aditi Bhatia) MMS scandal, her dramatic arrest and Raman-Ishita’s (Karan PatelDivyanka Tripathi) fight; Star Plus’ show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein will now witness a new twist. The Bhalla house will see the entry of a new character, ‘Gulabo’ a teacher. It will be essayed by none other than the male lead of the show -Karan Patel. No! Raman Bhalla’s character will not end. Karan will be seen playing both the roles simultaneously.

We saw in today’s episode how Ishita announced her decision of leaving Bhallas’ mansion and going to Mani’s house with both her daughters to look after pregnant Shagun (Anita Hassanandani). In his bid to win Ishita’s heart and meet his daughters, Raman will cross-dress as a woman and enter Ishita’s new home as Pihu’s teacher. Sounds familiar, right? Yes! The track has been inspired from none other than Kamal Hassan’s classic film Chachi 420.

Karan unleashed his new look on his Instagram account through a new promo. The clip gives us a glimpse of Gulabo. Dressed in a pink salwar-kameez, long braids and vermicelli; the actor looks totally unrecognizable. He is thankful to producer Ekta Kapoor for giving him the opportunity to do something like this. Actor Anurag Sharma, who plays Param in the show, was to play Gulabo’s part initially, but the makers did last minute changes and convinced Karan to do the part.

Speaking about his new role, Karan told India Forums, “I am excited and nervous both at the same time. I am sure No other actor has got this opportunity to play such a character before. Of course, people have played something similar, but none with Prosthetics. So, I thank Ekta for giving me this wonderful opportunity and I just hope people love Gulabo the way they love Raman. After the late Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire and Kamal Hassan in Chachi 420 its Karan Patel in Yeh Hai Mohbbatein…LoL!”