Kapil Sharma, who is a household name thanks to his hit show ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’, is making his Bollywood debut with a comedy film ‘Kis Kisko Pyar Karoon’ and the stand-up comedian says comedy happened to him by accident.
Kapil, who was in New Delhi for the promotions of his debut movie, told reporters on Tuesday (September 21) not many know that he started acting with theatre and comedy happened him only by chance.
“I have done serious, emotional plays in the past which people do not know of. Comedy happened by accident,” said Kapil Sharma.
Kapil, who started his career with ‘Laughter Challenge’ and then went on to do stand up acts in ‘Comedy Circus’, said since people have only seen him doing comedy they expected him to make his Bollywood debut with a comedy film. But given a chance he would like to do varied roles – serious or action.
“I have to do good work. My show on television (Comedy Nights With Kapil) is doing very well and I will continue with that. In between if I get good film offers, I will take those too and not only comedy but different roles too. Since, I have been doing comedy, people expect comic roles from me, until I prove my mettle in some other roles. So, not only comedy, I would love to do diverse (serious or action) roles. If there is good work in both TV and Bollywood, I will continue doing both,” said Kapil, who was smart in blazer and jeans.
Kapil Sharma will be seen romancing not one or two but four women onscreen in his debut movie directed by Abbas Mastan.
Kapil, a former theatre actor, further said: “I would love to do serious roles in the future but since people have given me so much love because of my comedy, so I thought it was expected out of me to start with a comedy movie. For my debut movie, people were expecting comedy from me so we have tried to match their expectations,” said Kapil.
On being asked if he fears getting stereotyped as a comedian in Bollywood, Kapil said you can’t get stereotyped if you package your content in a fresh manner.
“When I was finished with Laughter Challenge people thought what will he do next? I did Comedy Circus, costume drama and people liked me there. Then came ‘Comedy Nights’ and people loved my show. My believe is that you don’t get stereotyped but it is the way you package your content, that is the key. And how you add new falvour to the comedy,” he added.
Kapil Sharma, who is known for his witty remarks on his show, said he observes people’s behaviour for taking cue on his comedy.
“I have travelled a lot in trains and buses in Delhi and Amritsar and I observe a lot of people. So, my comedy is based on that only. No Singhania or Dalmia will not do stand up comedy. He has been born with a golden spoon, they dont know the real life. Only five per cent of the population in India is upper class and rest is all middle class. I observe people in day to day life for my comedy.
The actor, who has a huge fan following, said if his movie does well it will be his biggest award.
“Real award is given by fans. The movie that releases of Friday and that first weekend if people go and watch your film that is the biggest award for me. I consider my fans’ love as my biggest award,” he said.
Director Abbas Mastan, who are known for making films like ‘Baazigar’, ‘Ajnabee’, Race to name a few, said they want to explore all genres. Mastan said they liked the script and the first name that came to their mind while listening to the film’s narration was of Kapil.
“Badshah was a comedy with SRK, we want to make movie on every genre and if we like the script we make it. We liked this script and we enjoyed making it too. It is a good comedy,” said a soft spoken Mastan.
Talking further about the movie, Kapil Sharma said he believes in clean comedy and is confident that people will love his debut movie.
“I do not believe in below the belt or vulgar comedy. I always try to give clean comedy which my audience can watch with their family, grandchildren. I wanted my film to have clean comedy film and parents can watch with their kids,” said a smiling Kapil.
Kapil Sharma’s ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon’ also stars Manjari Phadnis, Elli Avram, Arbaaz Khan, Simran Kaur Mundi, Sai Lokur and is releasing this Friday (September 25). Kis Kis Ko Pyar Karoon is produced by Ratan Jain, Ganesh Jain and Abbas-Mustan under their banner Venus Records and Tapes Pvt Ltd in association with Abbas Mustan Films Productions Pvt Ltd.
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