Content with his career

Content with his career

Comedian-turned-actor Sunil Pal says stand-up comedians turn out to be better actors in films as they know the pulse of the audience after having performed live shows.

“When a stand-up comedian does a film, he does it better as he is always live in front of the audience and has the knack of assessing the public’s feelings,” said Pal.  The winner of the first season of TV show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ is promoting his upcoming Hindi film ‘Money Back Guaranteed’.

He said comedians becoming heroes is a good indication for the film industry. “People are trying to become stars on the comedy element. If you have noticed, only heroes doing comedy are able to survive,” he said. “Those who do serious roles, later return to comedy to get a hit movie. You can see the trend right from Ajay Devgn, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and even Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Chennai Express’,” Pal said. Pal, who made his directorial debut with the film Bhavnaao Ko Samjho, said stand-up comedians are now the busiest artistes, right from television to feature films. “For stand-up comedians, there are opportunities opening up. They are sought after everywhere. I would say television is a golden screen for them; on TV and stage they shine like a diamond,” he said.

Pal said his upcoming film ‘Money Back Guaranteed’, set to release on November 21, has a social message. “One of the movie songs is trending on Facebook. It is one of the seven most heard songs on the social media,” he said.

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