By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: It’s final. Sunil ‘Gutthi’ Grover’s comedy show which starts in February will be entitled Mad In India.
According to channel sources, “Several title options were thrown around including Giggly Evenings With Grover and Gutthi Nights. But Sunil was totally opposed to his name being part of the show’s title. The title finally chosen for Grover’s show is Mad In India.”
It’s going to be a full-on Gutthi and Gabbar season for stand-up comedian Sunil Grover.
Starting in March, he’d be shooting simultaneously for his own show on Star Plus and his first major feature film, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali production Gabbar.
And Grover won’t allow either of the two projects to suffer.
To ensure that he does full justice to both the show and to his film, Grover has decided to go on air with his television show only once a week for now.
Says a source, “There was plenty of pressure on Sunil to make his show a bi-weekly since Comedy Nights With Kapil is a bi-weekly now. But Sunil is adamant. He will go on air once a week every Sunday at 8.30 pm, as he needs to give time to his film with Akshay Kumar.”
Apparently, Grover’s original role in A Murugadoss Tamil film Ramanaa was devoid of the comic element.
“But Grover and the Gabbar producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali have decided to incorporate comic elements into his character. Sunil is working hard on his character in Gabbar.And to do full justice to both Gabbar and his television show Sunil must divide his time wisely.By doing the show once a week he will have ample time for his film career,” says the source.