Having portrayed action-packed roles on Arjun, Jodha Akbar and Akbar Birbal, Ketan Karande will be seen in a completely different avatar on SAB TV’s Chidiya Ghar (Garima Productions).
Enjoying his stint as Saandeshwar, the character of a bull, Ketan shared, “He is a simple, dim-witted person who is powerful yet a child at heart. He loves his family and friends and can go to any level to protect them.”
When asked if offers to him get stereotyped due to his body-builder image, he said, “It does but then I can’t expect to get roles of a college going boy. I have actually put sweat and blood to my body and love flaunting it. Today, more and more actors are getting into the fit zone, so I am happy to be able to get such roles!”
When asked what makes Ketan angry in life, he said, “I am not a violent person in real life but yes, when I am hungry, I get really cranky and angry.”
Body-building and wrestling might seem like a blooming industry, but the actor doesn’t feel so, “In India, sport like cricket is important. But despite that people are getting interested in fitness and it is a good trend. I think everyone of us should maintain a healthy lifestyle and believe in complete well being.”
The actor also shared that he is being asked for health tips wherever he goes. “Everyone today wants a fit body and I am bombarded with questions on what one should eat and what kind of exercises would help. I feel good about this development. I think Karan Singh Grover in TV and Salman Khan in Bollywood have the best physiques.”
And finally, talking about shows, Ketan is happy doing comedy as he enjoys watching them too. “Action sequences do interest me but I love watching comedy shows. In our daily lives, we are bogged down by stress so much that watching the same drama on TV is boring!”
That’s true, Ketan.