Handsome hunk Karan V Grover will soon be back on screen, this time in the digital space playing a rockstar in Vikram Bhatt’s Spotlight 2. The actor has TV shows like Woh Rehne Wali Mehlon Ki, Yahaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli, Punar Vivah under his kitty apart from the film Wedding Pullav. Talking exclusively to indianexpress.com about his new project, Karan told, “I had wanted to work with Vikram Bhatt for a long time. I had just come from a vacation when he gave me a call saying, ‘Hope you haven’t cut your hair!’. When I told him no, he said, great we are shooting something for Viu, will connect once I am back from London. And about 20 days later, we met discussed the character and I was more than happy to come onboard. Vicky is a star but he the success has damaged and disturbed him. How love gets him back on track and he understands the true meaning of fame is the entire story that would run for 13 episodes.”
When asked if success has ever got him tread the wrong path, he smiled to say, “I haven’t seen that much success to reach that way (laughs). I feel I am a very introvert person and I don’t get carried away with the characters that I play. Though I don’t know, maybe sometime in future I might.”
While talking about success, Karan also spoke about failures and how that’s also an important part of one’s career. “Success and failure are part and parcel of your career and life. One would be naive to not accept that both sides co-exist. Failure is a way to get you stand back once again. I think one needs to learn how to live with failures more than success.”
Further speaking about his training and preparations to play a rockstar, the 35-year-old actor said, “There was a basic music prep and I did not even know how to hold a guitar. I wanted to at least look convincing when I was strumming it. While I was on this, I realised how passionate and difficult a musician’s journey is. Also my director Siddhant really helped me out. He lived the character completely and got me to walk on his path. And then there are stylists to make you look good of course.”
Karan shared with us that six years back, he along with his actor friends had shot for a web-series pilot for Hotstar but things did not work out. “I think people did not realise how big the digital space would grow back then. I am completely agnostic about the medium and for me, an author-backed role holds more importance. After being part of TV and movies, I was really looking forward to doing something for the web. In future too, I am open to all mediums if the character offered to me is strong.”
Spotlight 2 is slated to release on October 28, on Viu.