TGILC semi-finalists seek votes
ENDLESS JOKES, inimitable humour and uncontrollable laughter is what comedians Uday Dahiya and Khayali Saharan represent. The two semi finalists of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge (TGILC) Dwitiya aired on Star One channel were in the city to garner votes and support here today.india Updated: May 26, 2006 14:04 IST
ENDLESS JOKES, inimitable humour and uncontrollable laughter is what comedians Uday Dahiya and Khayali Saharan represent. The two semi finalists of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge (TGILC) Dwitiya aired on Star One channel were in the city to garner votes and support here today.
Dahiya, who hails from Pipariya, Madhya Pradesh, used to do mimicry from class V and started performing on the stage from the age of 13.
“I was in class VIII when I performed for the first time, then it became a part of my life,” he said recalling old days. “I never thought of being a satirist and that too at such big level but it must be my destiny,” said Dahiya who is an arts graduate.
Dahiya, whose father is a government servant, says although my life has not changed so much this sort of talent hunt shows certainly prove to be good platform for people blessed with immense talent and are ready to work hard.
Inspired by Kishore Kumar, Dahiya focuses more on expressions and include incidents happening around him. It’s a kind of workshop which is open for 24 hours, he says.
Complimented for his unique style by show host Shekhar Suman, Dahiya has been offered role in a couple of Bollywood films, but he is waiting to be crowned as the laughter king.
Another competitor in the zone is Khayali Saharan, famous for his one-liners and on the spot answers. Khayali who hails from Chandigarh, ran away from home at the age of 14 to Sriganganagar and then started working in a factory. Fascinated by films, Khayali joined a theatre association and acted in around 100 plays.
His life took a u-turn when he was selected by Indian Government to represent India in a ‘Vishwa Hasya Sammellan’ in 1999. Then Khayali started anchoring shows for big stars like Sonu Nigam, Daler Mehandi, Jazzy-B and many others.
“I was not supported by my family at all. Still they don’t know what do I do but I am happy to be a comedian and consider making anybody laugh a social service,” said Khayali while talking to Hindustan Times.
Inspired by Charlie Chaplin and Mr Beans, Khayali is also working in two films ‘Red Zone’ and ‘Main Tere Ishq Mein’. He considers 13 as his lucky number.
Talking about humour, he says that it’s a blend of good script accompanied by good expressions and body language not to mention outfit. It’s tough to make people laugh but not impossible, he adds.
Khayali also conducts shows to help street children and old age home at Sriganganagar and Jaipur and dreams to construct a ‘Dharmashala’ and conduct programmes to create social awareness among the people in his village Hanumangarh.
First Published: May 26, 2006 14:04 IST