With Ganesh Chaturthi around the corner we see lot of Ganpati idols slowly finding their way to homes across the world. But for Karan Mehra aka Naitik of Star Plus' and Rajan Shahi's Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, it was destined that Lord Ganesh would give a surprise visit in a different avatar.
Karan tells us, "I went shopping for veggies a few days back. When I was emptying the tomatoes in the vegetable compartment of the fridge, I noticed that one tomato was in a very different shape. When I looked closer I found that the tomato actually had the trunk of Ganpati! And guess what after sometime, an eye also appeared!"
It all seems to be a celestial coincidence, for Karan. He says, "I never go out to shop as I hardly get the time. That day just by chance I went to get vegetables. And this is what happens! I'm really excited and happy about this event. I'm not looking forward to any sudden spurt of wealth or good fortune but am just content that God chose me to experience this serendipity."
Right now Ganpati Bappa is enjoying the attention of many visitors at the actor's place. Karan says, "The tomato is now kept in my mandir with the other Gods for everyone to take darshan."
On a different note Karan lets us know what to expect from Naitik and Akshara's lives. He says, "It's the season of naughtiness and romance. So watch out for loads of that!"
Reporter and Author: Susan Jose