Bharti Singh is on seventh heaven. She is now being flooded with offers from Bollywood and small screen alike after her stint as a stand-up comedian in the popular reality show “Comedy Circus”. A national level player in pistol shooting and archery, she has hundreds of stage shows to her credit. This laughter bomb of Indian television is taking a brave step by participating in dance reality show “Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa”.
Excerpts from an interview:
How do you feel being touted as the top female comedienne of the country?
Initially, I felt so strange. But after seeing the viewers' response, after knowing the fact that, kids, adults and old people love me alike, I started enjoying my celebrity status. This title or position or whatever you may call it, increased my confidence.
What about your new project, shaking a leg in the fifth season of dance reality show, “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”?
I am excited to the core. A lot of hard work is going into it. My moves will evoke humour. I am planning to infuse comedy in all my dance performances.
Dancing doesn't seem to be your cup of tea. How are the preparations going on?
I am not a dancer. So yes, I am nervous. I should say it's not butterflies but ‘elephants' in my stomach. With this new dance show, I feel like I have entered my ‘sasural'. I need to adjust with a lot of things, including food. I need to learn so many new things. After the show, I hope that I could go back to my favourite food stuff.
You and your co-artistes make fun of your own weight in your acts. What is your take?
If I were thin I would not have been able to become what I am now. Humour is the toughest of all the rasas. My body weight helps me a lot in that regard. I have no issues regarding this ‘physical comedy' tag.
Whom do you look up to as your role-model in doing comedy?
Johnny Lever is my all time favourite. I do not have any role-models as such.