Karan Kundra was here in Nepal to host and judge the fashion event ‘Face of Marwadi’ held in Hotel Annapurna, where Esparsh Sarawagi from Fr!day interviewed the actor and found out more about his present and future plans.

Karan Kundra is an Indian film and television actor. He has hosted three seasons of Ekta Kapoor's crime show Gumrah: End of Innocence on Channel V, has been a 'Gang Leader' on MTV Roadies X2 and X4 and is also quite famous as a host of MTV Love School which is now on its fourth season. Karan has proved his versatility in each role he’s had and is one of those actors in the industry who can host TV shows, act in TV soaps, web shows and in the movies all at the same time and own each with perfection.

What do you think of when you hear about Nepal?

The first thing that comes to my mind when hearing about Nepal is the rich culture that comes with it, which has been with the nation for decades. It has such a beautiful blend of so many cultures that make this place special. The temples, people and their practices date back for ages and the history of this place is very fascinating. I feel that’s the right word to describe the country.

When was the last time you visited Nepal?

Just before the earthquake, we came here for the Roadies shoot and we even filmed in some of the exact locations which got destroyed by the earthquake. That was in 2015. We felt bad as they were there for hundreds of years and got destroyed in mere seconds. I’m sorry that I’m bringing back all those memories. And, finally I’m back again and I’m quite happy.

How did you get associated with this event, ‘Face of Marwadi’?

I had heard about this event being one of the best pageant shows in the country before and also how it looks out for talent, and I’ve been a part of lot of talent scouting shows. I came here through Manish Dixit who got in touch with me and asked me to be a part of this event. I had difficulties with the dates but now I’m here and I’m very glad that I could make it, as its difficult for me to take two days off from my schedule, especially when I’m filming.

How do you see this event?

I feel the event is not just about fashion but about confidence, aptitude and having that star quality in you. Of course, fashion is very important and it’s where I’m comfortable, no matter if I wear Louis Vuitton or chappals, it’s that personality that matters. Yes, it’s very important to be presentable, but ‘Face of Marwadi’ for me is giving a boost to those youngsters who aspire to be like us. We were also like them, wanting to come out from our small towns and today we are fortunate that we are here. I want that to happen with them as well.

Can you tell us about some of your ongoing projects?

I’m shooting for a big web series called It happened in Calcutta, which is the biggest show in Alt Balaji this year. The actress has been finalized after two years of searching and she’s very pretty and very much in the role. My film, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, by the director of Lipstick under my Burkha is also on its way. And again, my show Dil Hi Toh Hai 3 is also being shot. So, I’m basically packed.

Your last words to the Nepali audience…

I would just say that it’s a beautiful country and you all are very talented. The welcome I received here at the airport was amazing and I see people here are very cool and fashionable and it’s a pleasure to be here.