Yeh Hai Mohabbatein star Karan Patel has been over the moon ever since he became a father. Karan and Ankita Bhargava recently welcomed their first child, a baby girl, on December 12, 2019, and have named her Mehr. Meanwhile, the actor will be seen next in Khatron Ke Khiladi 10, which will air soon. While it’s a happy time for the actor and he has all the reasons to rejoice, it wasn’t always this way. Karan recently opened up about a problematic period in his life, in a recent interview. He revealed how stardom got to his head, but he later made an effort and rectified his approach towards work.
Talking about the past, Karan Patel told Bombay Times, “I messed up badly. Stardom got to my head, and I got too big for my boots during the course of my show, Kasturi (2007-2009). I would report late, that too, drunk, on the set. I thought that I could get away with it because I had become an overnight star. But not everyone will tolerate that kind of behaviour for long. The show ended and I was out of work for a couple of years.”
Karan Patel further added that while stardom is great to achieve, he realized it’s more important to know how to maintain it. That’s when he worked on himself and made efforts to rectify his approach towards work. He said that he has now disciplined himself and while he doesn't make it to set on time, he isn’t as late as he used to be.
Karan Patel also shared that he would drink on set earlier, and now he doesn’t. “I am getting there, slowly. I remember apologising to Ekta (Kapoor) for the mistakes I made in the past and telling her that I won’t repeat them. But I also told her that I will make newer mistakes. No man is perfect. Everybody needs a second chance in life and I am glad that I got it,” he said. Well, it’s never too late to mend your ways.
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