Kapil Sharma, one of the biggest names on Television, has just signed a 3-film contract with Yash Raj Films. He debuts in a film titled Bank-Chor under their Youth Films Division, Y-Films which previously made the sleeper hit of last year, Mere Dad Ki Maruti. Kapil has also signed on to YRF’s Talent Management Wing that handles celebrity endorsements & films.
Says Kapil, “It’s a privilege & a dream to be part of the YRF family and have my launch with their Youth Films Studio, Y-Films. The script is the most exciting part since it’s the kind of role that’s very unlike the stereotype of a comedian or what people could typecast me as. As an actor it’s challenging & I’m so excited that I’ve already started working on the nuances of the character. I’ve always loved & watched thrillers and this is a thriller comedy so even better. I’ve done serious theatre for years before comedy. Finally with YRF’s vision, I’ll get to do this again after a 12-year break and this script has equal scope of comedy. It’s sure to surprise my fans!”
Adds Ashish Patil, Business & Creative Head, Youth Films, Talent Management & Brand Partnerships at Yash Raj Films, “Kapil is one of the most exciting names in entertainment right now. He opens up a whole new space of films, brands & more for us. And audiences are going to get to see a whole new side of him in Bank-Chor. We’re thrilled to welcome him into the YRF jungle!
Bank-Chor is a comic-caper, that tells the story of 3 morons trying to rob a bank who pick the worst day possible when everything that can go wrong, goes wrong and how they’re inadvertently caught in the crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt netas. Bank-Chor is directed by Bumpy and produced by Ashish Patil and goes on the floors in April this year.
Kapil currently hosts & produces India’s No. 1 rated non-fiction show on TV ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil.’ He has consistently swept the No. 1 spot across all comedy shows. Recently he was awarded CNN-IBN’s Indian of the Year in the entertainment category besides trophies for Best Anchor & more across shows.