'No substitute for hard work'

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'No substitute for hard work'

Cute: Karanvir Bohra

Cute boy Prem of Kasauti Zindagi Ki has grown into a strapping young man that Bollywood is proud of. In the 10-year interregnum, Karanvir Bohra did essay a complicated role in the middle as Kabir in Just Mohabbat.

After his Bollywood debut in Kismat Konnection, Karanvir says he doesn’t believe that acting has anything to do with genes and only sheer hardwork and dedication will make one popular.

Karanvir has done theatre and won critical acclaim in television soaps such as Kkusum, Shararat, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. He says he’s not only a director’s actor who lets himself get moulded into any role but is also a producer’s actor who makes sure the maker rakes in the moolah. “To know that every character you have done is appreciated and remembered is great. I’ve grown and matured as an actor and now I intend to do more substantial roles,” Karanvir told Metrolife.

Karanvir faced the camera when he was barely seven-years-old in Teja. “I remember I was so nervous and wondered how actors carry it off before the camera…then Just Mohabbat came giving me my first big break and from then on there was no looking back," he says.

Karanvir admires Ranbir Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan and says that it’s no family lineage but sheer hard work that has brought them thus far. “There’s no substitute for hard work,” he avers.

Karanvir has dabbled in theatre as well. In his first production, “Plain Crazy About Love he was cast opposite actress Helen. He played a pilot who dates three airhostesses. “It’s a different medium altogether. There’s a lot of thought and analysis that go into each of my roles. But today you put me in just about any medium I can pull it off because acting is all I know. I can’t be a banker or even a driver,” he laughs.

Karanvir’s next big Bollywood project is Forever Prem Deewana. “It’s a romantic thriller quite unlike the usual romantic movies, you’ll love it... it’s complicated yet interesting."
He thinks more than fame and money, it’s being a good human being and of course growing as an actor that takes one forward. Mention Bangalore and Karanvir won’t give you a chance to talk… "I got married at the Art of Living Ashram in Bangalore…. I saw my first Harry Potter movie there… I come to the city to hang out with friends on M G Road…my memories of Bangalore are endless," he says.

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