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Gutthi gets his own Mad show

January 21, 2014 14:49 IST

Sunil Grover as GutthiStand-up comedian Sunil ‘Gutthi’ Grover will have a new comedy show, and it will be titled Mad. It will start in February.

According to channel sources, “Several title options were thrown around including Giggly Evenings With Grover and Gutthi Nights. But Sunil did not want his name to be a part of the show’s title."

In March, he will start shooting for his first major film, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's production Gabbar. Gabbar stars Akshay Kumar and Shruti Haasan in the lead.

To ensure that he does

full justice to both the television show and his film, Grover has decided to telecast his show only once a week for now.

Says a source, “There was plenty of pressure on Sunil to make his show a bi-weekly since Comedy Nights With Kapil (where Grover earned much fame) is a bi-weekly now. But Sunil is adamant. He will go on air once a week -- every Sunday at 8.30 pm -- as he needs to give time to his film."

Gabbar is an official remake of the Tamil hit film Ramanaa, directed by A Murugadoss. Apparently, Grover's role in the original did not have a comic element.

“Grover and Bhansali have decided to incorporate comic elements into his character in Gabbar, and Grover is working hard on it," says the source.

Subhash K Jha