Standup comedian Kapil Sharma will make his Hindi film debut in a film titled ‘Bank-Chor’, which will be produced under Yash Raj Films’ Youth Films Division ‘Y-Films’.
Popular for his television show ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ on Colors, Sharma has also signed on to YRF’s Talent Management Wing that handles celebrity endorsements and films.
Talking about his association with YRF, Sharma said “It’s a privilege and a dream to be part of the Yash Raj Films 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. As an actor it’s challenging and I’m so excited that I’ve already started working on the nuances of the character. I’ve always loved and watched thrillers and this is a thriller comedy so even better. I’ve done serious theatre for years before comedy. Finally with Yash Raj Films’ 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!”
‘Bank-Chor’ is a comic-caper, that tells the story of 3 morons, who try to rob a bank. They pick the worst possible day when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong and they’re inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas.
The film, scheduled to go on floors in April 2014, will be produced by Ashish Patel (Business and Creative Head of Youth Films) and directed by Bumpy.
“Kapil is one of the most exciting names in entertainment right now. He opens up a whole new space of films, brands & more for us. And audiences are going to get to see a whole new side of him in Bank-Chor. We’re thrilled to welcome him into the YRF jungle!” Ashish said in a statement.
Kapil Sharma currently hosts and produces India’s No. 1 rated non-fiction show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil.’ He was recently awarded with CNN-IBN’s Indian of the Year in the entertainment category besides trophies for Best Anchor.