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Karan Kundrra talks about his career and choices

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Bollywood Fever

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Bigg Boss star Karan Kundrra talks about his past career and choices to a daily

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“I was very popular when I was doing television. Then I quit and did Mubarakan and 1921. 

Karan Said

There are phases when you’re very popular, then there are phases when you’re prepping to step up.

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I’ve purposely gone out of sight, but thankfully have never been out of mind,” Karan said looking back at his career.

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“There’s a big difference between being popular and being a star. People seen on TV everyday are popular faces.

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But do their films sell tickets and OTT shows sell subscriptions, that’s the question.

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When you see from a career point of view, sometimes you have to take a break and get invisible to ensure you become a saleable commodity,” Karan shared.

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The actor revealed that he started off with Kitani Mohabbat Hai at Rs 4000. But he never bothered about money. “After it got humongous success everyone advised me to do a bigger show for Rs 25000, but I did Gumrah, a crime show, something that people do at 40. luau!

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I quit Roadies at the peak too. Then I didn’t do TV for five years. I returned for Ekta (Kapoor) ma’am only (Dil Hi Toh Hai) and got paid Rs 1.20 lakh. The more madness I carry, the better for me.”

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Calling MTV a “fantastic phase” Karan said his association with the channel gave him a youth connect.

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Though he says his forte is fiction, he explains why he refuses to pick any daily soap that comes his way. “I won’t be able to do a daily soap even for Rs 2.5 lakh a day.

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I don’t have the strength for a long format and daily soaps demand a commitment for a year or two.

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Of course there’s an enormous amount of money in TV but I don’t want to miss out on other exciting things. Like I love traveling. ”

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