Kapil Sharma: I’ve done serious theatre for years before comedy

Comedy Nights with Kapil fame comedian is ready to make his film debut in Yash Raj Films’ (YRF) Bank Chor

Kapil Sharma, feels his role in the movie will defy the stereotypical portrayal of a comedian on silverscreen. The 32-year-old has signed a three-film contract with YRF.Bank Chor will be produced under the production banner’s Youth Films Division Y-Films, which made Mere Dad Ki Maruti. Kapil in his statement said, “It’s a privilege and a dream to be part of the YRF family and have my launch with their Youth Films Studio, Y-Films. The script is the most exciting part since it’s the kind of role that’s very unlike the stereotype of a comedian or what people could typecast me as.”

CNWK host says that he has already started “working on the nuances of the character”. “I’ve always loved and watched thrillers and this is a thriller comedy, so it’s even better,” said the star comedian, who has become a rage courtesy his hit chat show is excited about turning over a new leaf with the movie. “I’ve done serious theatre for years before comedy. Finally with YRF’s vision, I’ll get to do this again after a 12-year break and this script has equal scope of comedy. It’s sure to surprise my fans,” he said.

Kapil Sharma’s Bank Chor will be directed by Bumpy and produced by Ashish Patil, is a comic caper that tells the story of three people who pick a wrong day to rob a bank. What happens when the trio is inadvertently caught in a crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt politicians, forms the rest of the story. The movie will go on floors in April.