For Karan Veer Mehra, who shot to fame with his stint in Ekta Kapoor’s Pavitra Rishta, these past few years haven’t been smooth at all. Right from undergoing a troubled marriage with his childhood sweetheart Devika to suffering from a life-threatening accident and fighting alcoholism; the TV actor has recently been through the worst phase of his life. In an interview with Bombay Times, the Bade Achhe Lagte Hain actor opened up on his ordeal and it’s no less than a nightmare.
Karan Veer married Devika who he had known from his school days; however, things didn’t go as expected and the two ended up getting separated. For the same, Karan Veer blames the world of showbiz, his link-ups with colleagues and their changed equation. “Maybe, we were not made for each other. A childhood friendship of 10 years and another eight of marriage could not withstand the blitz of the glamour world. As my career grew, she also chose to become a part of this charismatic world, and soon, we began to drift apart. I felt like I had begun to slip from her list of priorities. Consequently, our equations changed and I got linked to actresses, actors and creative producers, and it was the beginning of the end,” said the actor.
Upon being asked if he could have handled things differently, Karan Veer said, “Perhaps, I could’ve done things differently. To begin with, I should never have gotten married back then. It would have saved two lives from getting ruined.”
Things got worse when Karan Veer Mehra met with an accident in the year 2016, post which he fell into alcohol addiction. He said, “I met with a bike accident in December 2016, and was bedridden for over five months. I would drink to put myself to sleep in those days and that’s how I got into alcohol. I wasn’t earning anything. This is the volatile nature of an actor’s life, but I never stopped fighting, thanks to my family and upbringing.”
Well, all of it is a thing of the past, as the actor has not only recovered well, but he is also set to bounce back at work. We wish you all the luck, Karan!
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