You are in Krazzy4, what is your character in the film?
The character here is that he does not say anything, which is something very different from my own character because normally I speak a lot! His name is Daboo.
Do you like the title "Simply Crazy" that is being given to you in the film?
Yeah, I like it very much and as long as the audiences like it is good, they have seen me doing crazy things on television. You see I am a crazy person because who will leave a job in Times of India to join films!!
Tell us something about Krazzy 4.
The story is very simple where four people who are friends are undergoing mental treatment and due to an incident they have to forget everything and try to control the situation. They think that the mentally challenged people should be out of their mental asylums and normal people like us should be put in there because they think normal people are crazy, this is the synopsis of the film. I don't say that it is an out an out comedy film but everything has been done in a humorous way. So basically it is a sweet and simple movie. People will like it.
How was the environment on the sets?
It was good; we used to laugh a lot with the killer timing of Irrfan Khan and Rajpal Yadav who was always with full energy. It is necessary to have fun at work but when the shot was ready we gave that proper shots without any problem. Irrfan and I are the children of television and we used to discuss that television stars coming into films becomes superstars.
How was it working with Juhi Chawla?
We all are fans of Juhi ji and it was nice working with her. She has not lost her bubbly charm, which she had before. We used tease her saying that we will bring a red color bike and sing a song for her like in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak!!
You have always done so many good comedies in various films and TV shows, people have liked you so much for that, how does it feel?
It feels nice when people appreciate you for your work.
If offered would you do any serious role in future?
I think I am good in comedy so I will stick to it. Right now I am not planning anything but I think I am better fitted in comedy. Like you have seen Sachin Tendulkar he scores more as an opener but when due to elbow injury he had to change his position I may also try in some serious roles but I feel I am better as a comedian.
You even dressed as Simi Garewal. How did it feel to dress like a woman?
I did not interview Simi Garewal but of one singer I forgot exactly who the singer was but I dressed like Simi Garewal. I have done lot of that things like I became a sardar for Gurdas Maan, a coach when I interviewed Abhishek Bacchhan for his film Run, I did that because I felt that by doing those things the interviews will become interesting and in radio I do a show called Kamla Ka Gamla. I decided to change the normal ways of interviews and try something different to make things different and interesting.
Is it easy to make people laugh?
It is very difficult because people are having so many problems in their life and if we can make them laugh even for a moment then it is a big thing. It also helps to in improving ones mental health and removes all the stress for a while.
How did you start your career in the entertainment industry?
I started my career in television with a game show called Main Bhi Detective with Sajid Khan.
Which was your first major break?
I did lots of small roles before but my major break was with the film Badhai Ho Badhai where I played a role of a sardar with Anil Kapoor.