Kuch Kuch Hota Hai girl, Sana Saeed, is back in action after a two-year break with yet another reality show. After doing Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6, Nach Baliye 7 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (2016), she is now testing her comic bone in Comedy Circus on Sony, which also makes a comeback after 3 years.
“This being my first tryst with the laughter genre, and I was quite unsure of pulling it off. But I am glad to have followed my heart, for my great co-contestants (Siddharth Sagar, Mubeen Saudagar, etc.) have helped me get the hang of things. I have learnt so much from them. Had I debuted with a sitcom, the grooming would not have been so detailed. But here, we dissect every dig. And yes, instant audience approval or disapproval makes us really up our game.”
What do you feel about judge, Archana Puran Singh, with whom you had worked in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai as well? “A great reunion after 20 odd years. Archanaji, being past master of the trade, easily picks minor mistakes, which we are unsure of while performing. I always look forward to her comments which hold us in good stead.”
When asked about some jokes going below the belt, she says, “They might, but then the genre is originally meant to poke fun. You should not take life very seriously. This happens internationally as well. I am a big fan of western stand-up shows.”
“The best part of Comedy Circus is that we also take digs at ourselves and the judges (Archana and Sohail Khan), for real humour comes when the gaze is turned inwards. Our team (Abhilash and Gaurav Dubey) takes lots of pot-shots at me as well, which I am now beginning to enjoy.”
Looking ahead, Sana, who will feature in an international film, has her eyes on Bollywood as well. She was part of Student Of The Year. “I am considering a few web series as well.”
Sana, who had done a few fiction TV shows (Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na and Lo Ho Gayi Pooja Iss Ghar Ki) at the start of her adult career, is not very eager to go down the same route again. I am open for more nonfiction concepts. Daily fiction is a grind that I am not keen for.”
What about Bigg Boss? “No for the moment; but then they keep changing formats, so, never say never.”