Karan Kundrra bags a meaty role in Anil Kapoor-Arjun Kapoor starrer ‘Mubarakan’
Actor Karan Kundrra, who is a popular face on the small screen, has now bagged a meaty role in Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor-starrer flick ‘Mubarakan’. This is not his debut flick as he had worked in Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Horror Story’ many years ago. (Also Read: Arjun Kapoor shoots for two songs of ‘Mubarakan’ despite being injured)
In Anees Bazmee’s ‘Mubarakan’, Karan will be essaying the role of an NRI Punjabi guy. Speaking to a leading daily about his experience of working in ‘Mubarakan’ he said, “I have grown up watching Anil sir’s films and it’s an honour to shoot with him; I learn so much every day. The feeling when he shakes hands with me on the set is unexplainable. It’s like a big Punjabi family coming together on a set. We crack jokes, talk in Punjabi and Anil sir shares anecdotes with us.”
Apart from ‘Muburakan’, Karan also has a Vikram Bhatt’s psychological thriller in his kitty. He added, “While ‘Mubarakan’ is a romcom, Vikram’s film is a psychological thriller set in 1930s. From a well-built true-blue Punjabi munda with a sharp hairstyle and beard, I transformed into a lean pianist and shed at least 10 kilos to look the part for the thriller. I’m excited about both the projects.”
Now that he has two big banner movies in his kitty, one wonders if he will bid adieu to the small screen. He quickly adds, “I am what I am because of TV. Along with a wide reach, the small screen brings popularity and financial stability. Television actors are recognised all over the world. It’s overwhelming when people tell me about the names of my characters in shows that have been dubbed in their languages. It’s my success on TV that has translated into film offers. The lines have blurred and I want to work on both mediums. TV builds characters. Now, I want to become a brand.”
‘Mubarakan’ is directed by Anees Bazmee and also stars Rahul Dev, Ileana D’Cruz in pivotal roles.