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Ranvir-Vinay to rock the telly

Comedy king Vinay Pathak will be seen with his buddy actor Ranvir Shorey on a TV show. Riya V Anandwala chats him up.

tv Updated: Aug 03, 2007 18:07 IST
Riya V Anandwala

Laughter king Vinay Pathak will be seen with his off-screen buddy actor Ranvir Shorey on comedy show Ranvir, Vinay aur Kaun? Riya V Anandwala chats him up.

Don't you think there's a striking resemblance between The Great Indian Comedy Show and Ranvir Vinay aur Kaun?
Yes, there are some common things.. the cast for instance. But Ranvir.. will have no standup acts. Also, there will be a celebrity guest.. something that wasn't a part of The Great Indian Comedy Show.

What kind of celebrities can be expected on the show?
Big names from the film industry will make an appearance. But it will be more of a chat show than a usual question and answer session.

The Great Indian Comedy Show came to an abrupt end. What's your take on it?
Yeah, it was disappointing because the show was doing so well and had to be yanked off air. But the channel was going through a reshuffling period so there wasn't much we could do.

Ranvir and you seem to be Siamese twins.
We're very close friends off screen and everyone knows that. But when it comes to work we're very professional.

Have you signed any reality show?
There have been offers. But I can't see myself doing a Jhalak Dikhla Ja! Not because I have two left feet but just because I don't see myself fitting in that kind of a show. I was offered Bigg Boss too, but declined.

You were seen in Hamari Bahu Malini Iyer. Any plans of doing another soap?
I did do that show, but I'm afraid it didn't quite work out well. I don't think I'm talented enough to do a daily show. Hats off to the actors who manage.

How was the response for Bheja Fry?
It was overwhelming. It made me feel wonderful and humble at the same time.

So, what's next?
I have a lot on my plate till March next year. I'm also writing a film screenplay.

Direction on the cards?
Yes, certainly. But it will shape up only after a while.