Actor-comedian Sunil Grover, who tickled the funny bone of audience as Gutthi in “Comedy Nights with Kapil”, says he is enjoying the current phase of his career where he is getting both TV and film offers.
“I have ‘Baaghi’ up for release and it has Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in it. I am doing a substantial role in it. It is not a cameo role, it is a full-fledged part,” Sunil told PTI.
“I am also doing a Punjabi film. There is another film soon. I am enjoying this phase of my career a lot as I am getting to do both TV and films. It is taxing, but I am enjoying it,” he said.
Sunil is not comfortable with double meaning jokes.
“I am not comfortable with double meaning jokes. I don’t like it. When it comes to TV shows we want to entertain everyone, right from kids to grandparents. When it comes to films, I would not be keen to do it (double meaning jokes) until and unless it is required,” he said.
He will be seen in upcoming “The Kapil Sharma Show”.
Though there are huge expectations from the show, as “Comedy Nights with Kapil” team comprising of Dadi (Ali Asgar), Palak (Kiku Sharda), Gutthi (Sunil Grover), Raju (Chandan Prabhakar), Manju (Sumona) and Navjot Singh Sidhu will be back, Sunil does not feel the pressure.
“The pressure is only one, that is to entertain people and find good ways and characters. But, the anxiety of starting a new show is there,” he said.
The lines and the act of Gutthi have remained etched in the minds of people, but Sunil is not disheartened that he cannot repeat it in his new show.
“I think one has to move on with time. It is all about giving audience new things. As an artist I feel we need to do something fresh and we try our best to entertain people,” he said.
But Sunil promises to entertain the audience through various avatars. “We are discussing things about the characters we would play on the show. It is too early to reveal anything,” he said.
Besides his new show, there are other laughter programmes like “Comedy Nights Bachao” and “Comedy Nights Live”, but Sunil is of the view that the more the merrier.
“At the end of the day, the intention of all comedy shows is to make people laugh and make them forget their worries,” he added.