Kiku Sharda, popularly known as Palak on ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’, is making a special appearance in Farah Khan’s upcoming film ‘Happy New Year’.
The funnyman plays the dance teacher of superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the film, which is set for Diwali release.
“I bagged the role from ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’. Farah saw some episodes of the show and she really liked me in it. When she came on the show she told me about the part. I am teaching dance to Shah Rukh, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Abhishek Bachchan in the film,” Kiku told PTI.
The stand-up comedian is elated to share the screen space with Shah Rukh.
“SRK is a gem of a person. He told me that he is a keen viewer of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ and his family records those episodes which he misses during shooting schedules.”
Kiku would be seen next in celebrity reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 7’ and the actor said it is tough to juggle between the two.
“I don’t get much time to rehearse for dance everyday. At the end of the day, I get drained out. With a heavy body, it’s difficult to manage but I am trying,” he said.
On the reality show, the actor would be seen in his female avatar of Palak because he feels the character has become his identity.
“I have performed so much on comedy night that people won’t have any doubt whether I can dance with a heavy body or not. Palak is a believable character for my audience,” he said.
Asked whether there was any reference point to the character Palak, Kiku said, “There is no reference point as such. I have never met any female who is like her. She is over confident and does not care about her physical appearance. She thinks everything about her is the best,” Kiku said.
The actor’s family has no problem with him playing a female character and Kiku also takes it as a challenge to give the character as much appeal as he can.
“Psychologically it gets challenging at times to switch into a female character. But the moment I get into the look of Palak, I automatically get into the mood of her. My wife and parents have no problem with it. My wife has only told me not to enter the house in the Palak get-up after the shoot,” he said.