In conversation with Producer Vipul D Shah…

Producer Vipul D Shah is a renowned name in the Indian television industry.

The master storyteller, who has made people laugh through his shows like Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo, Papad Pol, Comedy Nights Bachao, Comedy Nights Live et al under the banner Optimystix Entertainment, feels that TV is a medium which is driven by good content. He is currently producing Star Bharat’s latest offering Kya Haal Mr.Paanchal.

“If you have good content then audiences don’t look at the cast. Initially, you would grab eyeballs through popular TV stars, agreed, but in Panchal it was difficult for us to balance out between multiple known faces. Hence, I got a new team on-board. They will be known by their characters from Kya Haal… We are very confident about our product and we are giving our best to it,” says Vipul.

Talking about the concept of his new project, he shares, “I always wanted to make a saas-bahu drama but with a different humour added to it. In India, we have always seen a saas who cribs about her bahu’s qualities. They won’t question their son because they believe their son is a perfect child. This is a general norm. It is next to impossible to have all the qualities hence I thought of bringing five bahus with different qualities. Casting was a difficult task because we wanted fresh faces. I was not keen on taking popular faces. I think we got a wonderful cast.”

So how has the comedy space evolved over the years? “I always believe in classic comedy. Indian audience has accepted humour hence we have so many comedy genre movies and TV shows. Comedy is my schooling and it comes naturally to me. I have always liked Kapil Sharma as a standup comedian. Now, the entire cast of my new show is amazing so I would say that I am totally in love with Kya Haal Mr.Paanchal.”

He further adds, “I think we all grow as a human being. When success comes people become confident. Kapil’s confidence level is completely different. I feel extremely happy when I see Kapil Sharma and Krushna Abhishek doing wonders in their career. I wish the more success. I have worked very closely with them.”

We wish Vipul all the luck and success.

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