Punjabi filmmakers looking for actors, instead of singers to play lead: Karan Mehra

‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ actor, Karan Mehra is debuting into the Punjabi entertainment industry with a Punjabi TV show. The actor, who was also a Bigg Boss 10 contestant, ventured into Punjab first by doing a music video on the song Bewafa Tera Masoom Chehra opposite Punjabi and Bollywood actor, Ihana Dhillon, last year in Chandigarh. “After I did the music video here, the shooting for the TV show started,” says Karan, adding, “So, now that I am here, I am also considering Punjabi films.”

Since Karan had to speak Punjabi for the show, he says his language is ready for films now. He says, “I thought first let’s start with this, a TV show, where I can brush my Punjabi on sets, and then do a full-fledged film. I have watched a couple of Punjabi films and have seen the industry grow from since a long time. And now its a full- fledged industry and grown manifolds.” However, Karan also vies that somewhere the industry still has a gap to be filled. “I think somewhere the lack is that we need hardcore actors coming in to do some acting in Punjabi films. That is what a couple of people (filmmakers) have told me that they want actors to come in and do the films and not just every singer who comes here turning into an actor. Everyone has been wanting that shift to happen no . And they are approaching a lot of actors from other industries too.”