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tv Updated: Jan 14, 2009 13:21 IST
Anil Merani
Anil Merani
Hindustan Times
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Optimyistix Productions whose never-ending Comedy Circus is currently airing a new segment, Chinchpokli to China, has two fiction shows in hand.

Slice of life
Creative director Vipul D Shah says that one of them, Bole Toh Patel, is a slice-of-life take on a dysfunctional family. It might air on SAB TV. The other, tentatively titled Aisi Bhi Kya Jaldi Hai, revolves around a father-daughter duo. Shah refuses to talk about the cast of either show because “it’s too premature.”

Optimystix’s previous attempt at comedy, Paani Puri, tanked on Star One. Shah blames it on miscommunication. “There was a huge gap between what the channel wanted.. and what we had in mind. Rather than squabbling, we decided to call it a day,” he explains.

Comedy Circus: Chinchpokli to China, which is no longer a judgment based show, will feature gags by actress Mouli Ganguly, Payal Rohatgi and singer Sonu Niigaam. Hasn’t the show run long enough? Shah claims that it keeps getting extended thanks to the high TRPs. “It has become a brand now,” he smiles.