Kapil Sharma is probably one of the most popular faces on TV right now. Soon, he will make his big-screen debut. However, the comedian-turned-actor says he isn’t feeling “any kind of pressure”. Here, he talks about dealing with competition, singing onto films, and bumping into ‘master blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar recently.
You have a huge fan following on TV. Now, as you transition to the big screen, do their expectations of you give you sleepless nights?
I don’t think there is any kind of pressure on me. I have taken this step after a lot of consideration. This is what people expect of me. My popularity is a result of my show, and people expect me to do a comedy film. I am doing something in my own genre, and people will have fun.
So, do you consider other actors competition now?
I’m not a hero. I’m an actor. I have always done theatre, but comedy just happened on its own. So, if I’m doing so well in something that just happened to me, then my film should be so much better [as I have been acting for years now]. I also feel that if there are 10 films, and all of them are good, then people will go and watch all 10 of them.
After singing in your film, are you open to singing for other actors in their projects?
If someone gives me a chance, why not? But I will sing only if my voice suits the project. In my film, too, I had told [film-makers] Abbas -Mustan that I didn’t want to spoil my own movie by inserting a song randomly.
If you were making a movie, who would your dream heroine be?
Deepika Padukone, who else?
We heard you bumped into Sachin Tendulkar recently.
Yes, while I was travelling to Delhi to meet the President of India, I bumped into him. We exchanged pleasantries. He was aware about the release date of my film, and I was very surprised.