Sunil Grover popularly known as the character he played on TV for several years, Gutthi, is all set to make a comeback on TV with his OWN comedy show. After appearing on Comedy Nights With Kapil, and The Kapil Sharma Show, he gained immense popularity for his comic timing and his acting. But there have been several tiffs, public tiffs with his arch nemesis, Kapil Sharma and every time he has tried to bring his own comedy show, it hasn’t survived. But this time, it looks different. This time, he has got some of the best industry comedians in his team like Ali Asgar, Upasana Singh and Sudesh Lehri.
Though the title of his show hasn’t been yet decided, they have zeroed down the concept. It has been reported that the show will revolve around daily happenings of 2018 and what is to come in 2019 along with the obvious Bollywood Tadka which would be a major highlight of the show. To bring in the comic element profoundly, they will be playing around the idea of Jija-Sali for it would cater to a large audience in India.
A source revealed,
“It will be based on the jija-saali concept with Sunil playing the brother-in-law. In the North, a lot of importance is given to the jija and everyone takes care to not upset him. The makers will be playing on that. In the show he will have seven saalis and it will have the feel of a Badhaai Ho meeting Bareilly Ki Barfi.”
In such format shows, we have seen the most popular comedian hosting the show, but the makers here have decided to go for someone else to host the show and it may be a Bollywood celebrity. The comedy talk show will bring in something new with that where the host would also be playing a character in the major sketch. The source close to the team added,
“Unlike in Kapil’s show where as the host, he ridicules the other characters, the anchor here will also be playing a character. He will be one of the saalas. In fact, the saalis will be a mix of girls and men in drag with each having a peculiar characteristic.”
With Upasana Singh and Ali Asgar, two of the very popular TV characters on Sunil Grover’s side, the show is bound to attract their fans and hence, a larger audience. Now that no other such comedy show is on air currently, people would latch on to it instantly. Here also, Bollywood celebrities will be called in to promote their movies but this wouldn’t be the only thing that the show would be focussing on. It would also drop in gags and jokes on Bollywood’s biggest hits of 2018, Padmaavat, Stree, Sanju, Deepika-Ranveer and Priyanka-Nick wedding along with Plastic ban, 2019 Cricket World Cup etc.
Sunil Grover has done a couple of films in the time he wasn’t seen on TV and the last being Vishal Bhardwaj directed hit of the year, Pataakha starring Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Namit Das, and Abhishek Duhan. Sunil Grover’s show is reported to go on air around mid-December and the shooting too would begin real soon.