By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: The very talented super-entertainer Kapil Sharma whose career has been on a breathtaking upswing since 2013 is all set to embark on a movie career.
Having just signed Yashraj Film’s Bank Chor to be directed by Bumpy(!!), Kapil is faced by a new time-management crisis.
He would now have to truncate his very popular comedy show Comedy Nights With Kapil by half to be able to accommodate the film debut.
Says Kapil, “By now somehow managing my schedules has become a habit for me. I am talking to you early in the morning after having worked on my show for 36 hours. Doing two episodes every week means I’ve to provide at least 70 minutes of content every week. It’s not easy to think up funny gags every 10 seconds. We can’t afford to let our audience get bored for even a few moments.”
Given the time constraints Comedy Nights With Kapil would have to revert to its one-episode-per-week format to accommodate Kapil’s movie career. The film starts shooting in April.
Says Kapil, “I’ve no choice but to do this. The channel Colors doesn’t want me to do the show only once a week. But for the sake of the film I’ve no choice but to cut down my television show by half.”
Kapil says he is very gung-ho about his film debut.
“I waited a very long time to do a movie. I didn’t want to just carry over my Comedy Nights image into my movie career. When I heard the script of Bank Chor I was completely taken up. It allows me room not only for comic scenes , there is also an element of seriousness in the story.”
The leading lady is yet to be decided. “It’s basically the story of the guys.So the male casting is being done first. I am happy that I’d be making my film debut with a Yashraj films. I grew up watching their films. I never dreamt I’d be part of a Yashraj film one day.”