Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami in the film by Nandita Das. Can he get better?

Kapil Sharma with Nandita Das and her team. (courtesy: kapilsharma)

Strong points

  • Kapil Sharma has acted in a few Bollywood movies
  • Both films were box office debacles
  • Shahana is known for her critically acclaimed performances

New Delhi:

What happens when a critically acclaimed actor-director and a popular comedian come together for a project? Well, we will have to wait for the results to find out, but the untitled project is already causing a lot of buzz on social networks. It will be fun to see what happens when Kapil Sharma and Shahana Goswami are thrown into a cauldron of Nandita Das’ creativity. On Thursday, Kapil Sharma announced his association with director Nandita Das by sharing a photo with the team and he wrote, “Applause Entertainment and Nandita Das Initiatives are thrilled to present the most exciting collaboration of the year. Writer-director -producer Nandita Das teams up with Kapil Sharma in a never-before-seen avatar of a food delivery boy. Kapil will be joined by Shahana Goswami as the female lead. Shooting soon! Need your blessings.

See Kapil Sharma’s post here:

Alongside the photo with the directors, Kapil Sharma shared a statement in which he wrote this about his work with Nandita Das: “I’m very excited about this project, not because I’m making a film, but because I’m doing Nandita Das’ movie, which I’ve seen both as an actor and a director. She has a very distinct and deep way of looking at things and a keen eye for detail. So my work as an actor is to just do what she tells me. Her work is very different from mine, and I’m happy that the public can see a new side of me.”

Kapil Sharma, who has hosted several popular TV shows and recently made his OTT debut with a Netflix comedy special, has starred in films like Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon and firangi.

Nandita Das’ filmography obviously needs no introduction. She has led projects like Manto, Firaqand starred in critically acclaimed films such as Fire and Earthto name a few.

Nandita Das, wrote in the statement that the film “attempts to make visible what is hidden in plain sight.” Speaking about the film’s unusual cast, she said, “And for that, the cast and crew came together by chance. One day, Kapil Sharma appeared on my screen! I hadn’t seen his show, but I I could see him fully representing ‘the common man’, even though he isn’t one anymore! I’m sure he will surprise everyone, including himself, with his natural candor.”

Shahana Goswami is also a popular name in the theater circuit. She starred in movies like Rock On!!, Ra.One, Heroine, Break Ke Baadto name a few.