Mumbai: TV actor Karan Patel, who is currently seen as a short-tempered person in "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein", was left surprised when fans visited the set of the show and didn't want to meet him for an autograph. He wants them to know that in reality, he's not like his on screen avatar.
The Star Plus show sees him as Raman Bhalla, a Punjabi man married to a South Indian girl, played by Divyanka Tripathi.
According to a source, a few fans visited the show's set to meet the lead pair over the weekend, and they told Divyanka that they were "scared of Karan" and so, they didn't want an autograph from the actor. The fans then left without interacting with Karan, who was left perplexed.
"I was not even aware that something like this has happened. I guess people have started taking my character too seriously. I am not Raman Bhalla in real life," he said in a statement.
"I have always been very vocal about my fans' support...I wish they would have asked me (for an autograph)," he added.
Meanwhile, Karan is quite a prankster on sets. From the senior most directors to actors, everyone has been subjected to his pranks.
Recently, Karan and co-star Aly Goni reportedly planned a prank and took a spot boy in confidence. The prankster duo made the spot boy wear white clothes and told the crew members that the set was haunted and that there is a ghost on the sets. The fact that it was a night shoot and not many people were around, only added up to the fear factor!