Alok Nath: I think Comedy Nights with Kapil opened a lot of doors for me

The veteran actor is thrilled about his new venture and his comic role

After playing Babuji for years, Alok Nath is finally playing a different avatar. Well when we heard this we thought, Babuji will come dressed in jeans and t-shirt or will probably colour his hair or something on those lines. However, that’s not the case. Alok Nath will be playing Babuji in Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai but he’s not that sanskaari this time.

What we mean to say is that the actor will not be going around giving gyaan (knowledge) to whomever he meets. This is the first time the actor is playing an out an out comic character on the small screen. “After Buniyaad the kind roles I was being offered were all of a father or a grandfather. Initially I ignored a few but then that was the only source of income so I started taking it up whatever came my way. I was lucky to do a few negative roles as well. However, I never really did comedy on TV except for one or two before Buniyaad. Of course, I have done a lot of comedy during my school and college days, but it’s not the same. I think this role came to me because of my appearance on Comedy Nights with Kapil. I think the show opened a lot of doors for me.”

Well we certainly agree. After seeing the not so sanskaari babuji on CNWK, we are sure Alok Nath will kill it with his humour on Tu Mere Agal Bagal Hai. Interestingly, the format of this show is like sitcoms in the West. The entire shooting will take place in front of a live audience. Alokji said, “The beauty of the show is that it is filmed in front of a live audience and has an amazing star-cast. The satisfaction that one gets from entertaining live audiences has a different feel. We all know humour is evolving and I am positive that the audiences will love our show.”