Actor Gautam Rode who has been doing shows back to back on television is once again set to don a new hat. Our source informs us, “Gautam had been one of the first faces to be approached for the show. However he was already shooting for Mahakumbh at that time and hence had no dates available for the show. Rumors had been floating of other actors including Aditya Redij playing the title role but since Karn was pushed off, the makers once again approached Gautam and the latest development is that the actor has given a nod to the project.” Gautam’s last show on television, Mahakumbh, ended only two months ago and Gautam happens to be only actor on television who has done three male dominated shows back to back with hardly a two month gap between each. When we contacted Gautam he confirmed and said, “I always believe in playing different characters and this time around as well Karn is completely different from the characters I have portrayed on screen earlier. Plus, its a finite series which is a concept I really like as Mahakumbh too had been a finite show. I am looking forward to being seen in a different avatar.” Karn is said to be a 150 episode finite series and Gautam will begin shooting for the show from next week.