Karan Mehra talks about his new travel-food show and films projects
Karan Mehra is an instantly recognisable face on television, having been parts of serials such as Virrudh, Behenien, Remix and Saas Vs. Bahu. After a short role in No One Killed Jessica, the actor will be seen in Mahesh Bhatt's Blood Money.
He is also hosting a travel-food show, People's Restaurant, on the channel Food Food. Excerpts from an interview:
What's your new travel show ‘People's Restaurant' all about?
More than travel, we take viewers on a culinary journey to 10 cities. We started off with Mumbai and will be visiting other cities including Hyderabad.
I am looking forward to having a hearty meal in Hyderabad. In each city, we spend two days exploring local cuisine. Even though I live in Mumbai, while shooting for the episode, I ate at six places where I have never eaten before.
The idea is to introduce viewers to eateries that haven't been in the limelight but serve authentic, local cuisine.
With all this eating on the cards, I will have to hit the gym regularly to burn off the calories. Thankfully I am blessed with a skinny frame.
Beyond television serials, your itinerary is filled with film projects now.
It's not like I said no to television serials. I was caught up with films for the last few months. My film Love Possible recently released in a few metros. It's a small film. My character, Gautam, is a rich guy who lives likes a prince. His life changes tracks when his father passes away and he has to take over the business.
Nothing goes right for him in business. More than that, the film is a romantic comedy that explores what happens when two women come into my life. Those who have seen the film have appreciated it for its music and slice-of-life take on Mumbai.
My next release is Mahesh Bhatt's Blood Money. There is a surprise element in my role and I have been asked to not talk much about it.
I am also part of Arup Dutta's Bloody Ishq, which is a medical thriller. I am a doctor who tries to help a friend with the ‘Bombay blood group'.
Are you looking to balance films and television?
I am definitely looking forward to more film offers but haven't closed my doors to television either.
There are a number of good shows on television with scope for new ideas.