I credit the entire team for Happu Ki Ultan Paltan success: Yogesh Tripathi | IWMBuzz

Candid chat with Yogesh Tripathi

I credit the entire team for Happu Ki Ultan Paltan success: Yogesh Tripathi

Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain’s Daroga Happu Singh, aka Yogesh Tripathi, is very happy at the success of his spin off &TV show, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan. “It feels nice when your work is appreciated. People tell me that watching our show makes their day.”

“I will credit the entire team for our #2 ranking behind Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain. We have a great cast. Both Himani Shivpuri and Kamna Pathak, who play my on-screen mother and wife respectively, are excellent actors. I have worked with the former before. Even the young actors who are our kids are so good that sometimes I feel that I need to up my game to match them.” Yogesh says, “One of the things working for the show is the language; people love it. The same thing has worked in Bhabhiji as well. Plus, we have all the required elements — saas-bahu nok-jhok, kid tantrums, and yes, a ghost thrown in for good measure.”

Point out that his wife is not pregnant in Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, as opposed to Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain, and he says, “I have no clue. Please ask the creative.”

On the question as to why Happu Singh does not flirt with other women as he does in Bhabhiji, he says, “Already Rajesh (wife) makes his life hell. Imagine what will happen if he crosses the line. On a more serious note, both shows are different. While Bhabhiji deals with Happu’s bribe-taking cop’s life in Modern Colony, here we show his personal life.”

Like most talented comic artists, Yogesh does not mind digs taken at him. “People might consider me crazy, but as an artist, you feel your hard work has paid off when you bring a smile to people’s faces.”

“People often tell me that they enjoy it when Rajesh takes Happu’s case. So we will have more such scenes added.”

In closing, Yogesh, who has done a lot of episodes of FIR, says the creatives here “Have made my character look very natural. No wonder you will see him wearing lungi, like people wear at home. I too make it a point to be as realistic as possible. The paunch and the moustache are my additions to the character.”

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