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A different journey

Deepti Bhatnagar talks about her upcoming silent comedy.

tv Updated: Aug 14, 2010 01:43 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Navdeep Kaur Marwah
Hindustan Times

After successfully producing TV shows such as Yatra, Musafir Hoon Yaaron and Main Kab Saas Banungi, actress-anchor Deepti Bhatnagar has now come up with a silent comedy show for SAB called Malegaon Ka Chintu.

Read on as she talks about her latest venture, her passion for travelling and why she doesn't want to go back to films. On being asked why she chose to produce a silent comedy, she says, “I was offered many scripts and concepts for shows but nothing clicked as such.

I always wanted to produce a silent comedy.” She further reveals, “There is a team in Malegaon headed by Nasir Shaikh, who directs Bollywood spoofs. Along with his creative head Akram Khan, he approached me with a concept of gags related to Malegaon.

I loved the idea, and there was no looking back. The entire team is from Malegaon and does not have any professional training. It was great to work with such raw talent.”
On being asked about the concept of the show, Deepti sounds very enthusiastic: “The show is hilarious.

It revolves around the character of Chintu (played by actor Al Amin), who is a fun loving, cute boy, but ends up goofing up in situations all the time.” As our conversation shifts to her passion for travelling, she says, “Travel is in my blood. I am crazy about travelling and have travelled to different places even with my sons.”

Ask her about a comeback in Bollywood and she replies, “I don't want to go back to films and I am very satisfied with the work I am doing. I am quite happy and satisfied with my journey till now.”

First Published: Aug 13, 2010 17:15 IST