'Comedy is serious business'

'Comedy is serious business'
The Kannada film industry can never be complete without star comedian Komal whose latest horror-comedy, ‘Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna’ has just hit screens. Komal has experimented with all kinds of roles and doesn’t think twice before attempting something totally different. His latest movie will see him essay the role of a film director.

“The story has comedy and horror in equal measure. We didn’t want to make a typical horror film and scare people because it becomes very predictable and boring,” explains Komal, who says the songs in the movie went viral even before its release.  

Talking about why he chose to work on the script, Komal says he was keen on working in a horror film but he didn’t want it to become repetitive. “I don’t want to be a brand ambassador for ghost stories. I want every project to be unique and different,” he adds. About his role, Komal says that he plays a man who aspires to be a film director and interacts with a lot of people to get ideas for his film. “During my interactions, I meet a ghost and the rest of the story traces how the ghost plays a pivotal role in my journey as a director,” he explains.

Komal observes that he has been getting a lot of appreciation for his role. “A lot of people said that they had never seen me in such a role before and particularly liked the right mix of comedy and horror in the film,” he states.

Comedy is serious business, feels Komal. “It’s not easy to make people laugh. I always try to reinvent myself both as an actor and as a comedian,” he adds. Komal says that it is a conscious decision to choose a role that is quite different from what he has done earlier.

“I was stereotyped as a comedian and wanted to change that image. My role in ‘Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna’ and some of the roles in a couple of my future projects will bring out another facet of my personality,” shares Komal.    
 

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