Karan, 29, who made his Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhat’s ‘Horror Story’, feels there is no contest between him and his contemporaries on TV.
“I don’t feel any competition with TV actors because I am already at par with them. In fact, I want to make myself able enough to compete with the Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra in the industry. That’s my aim,” Karan told PTI.
The small screen has seen many of its popular faces like Sushant Singh Rajput, Jay Bhanushali and Sidharth Shukla transitioning to Bollywood in recent times. Karan, however, says he will continue to juggle between the two mediums.
The actor, who was last seen on TV in reality show ‘Gumraah’, is returning to fiction with a love story ‘Fannah’, where he plays the role of a vampire. He will also be seen in ‘Dil Phire’.
“This is a cool show and the role is very real. The time is of real characters, no one wants to watch nice and good people. My role has negative shades and is more relatable,” he said.
The MTV show is a finite series of six months and might have more seasons if the first one works.
The actor, who is currently shooting for a Punjabi film, finds the concept of fixed duration shows great and thinks daily soaps are not cool anymore.
“‘Fannah’ is not a daily soap. Daily soaps are uncool and hectic. I like having time for myself. Actors on TV don’t have a life, they only work, this is something I can’t do and as I also do films, a finite series is manageable for me,” he said.