Karanvir Bohra: I am a commodity and I sell myself

The telly actor is confident about his second step into Bollywood

Karanvir Bohra is a busy man nowadays. He is shooting for his TV show Dil Se Di Dua… Saubhagyavati Bhava and his film Mumbai 125 kms opposite Veena Malik and is launching his own menswear line. Karanvir is upbeat about all his projects. “An actor needs to diversify his capabilities and sell himself as a business. I am a commodity and I sell myself to the audience. It’s important for actors to branch out in other businesses,” he said.

Karanvir shot to fame with Kasauti Zindagii Kay and is currently garnering accolades for his negative role in Saubhagyavati Bhava. He plays abusive husband to Sriti Jha‘s Jhanvi. It wasn’t an easy decision to accept the role, he says. “Nobody wants to play an anti-hero. In our society, it’s all about being a good boy who people find cute and all. After Kasauti Zindagii Kay, I wanted to do something better and more challenging. There was no point doing any ordinary show. I knew the role of Viraaj was a bigger challenge. But at the same time, I was also scared of people hating me because of the negative role.” That’s why before starting to shoot, he read a lot about his character’s ‘condition’ that compels him to misbehave.

“It’s a condition about which nothing can be done. This opened a lot of avenues of how he should be. I started putting my own style, clothing sense and all. I made him stand out even though he is an anti-hero, so people loved him,” he said. Even with the entry of Harshad Chopra (Raghav) in the show, Karanvir is not at all insecure about the significance of his role. “It’s a love triangle. Everyone has their own role. We three are the pivotal characters so nothing will get affected,” he said.

As far as films go, he is ready for his second one after Kismat Konnection. He will be seen as the male lead in Hemant Madhukar’s upcoming film Mumbai 125 Kms opposite Pakistani item girl Veena Malik. It is expected to release in August. “Right now I am finishing shooting for Mumbai 125 kms. Vedita Pratap Singh is also in the film. Madhukar is from south and he has made a couple of Telugu films,” he added.

Karanvir doesn’t intend to stay just an actor all his life. “There will be filmmaking in the future for me,” he confirmed. We can’t wait!

– With inputs from IANS