Exclusive: Behind the Scenes with Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey and Neil Bhoopalam

Exclusive: Behind the Scenes with Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey and Neil Bhoopalam

Rashmi Daryanani
Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey and Neil Bhoopalam

Yesterday, Team MissMalini met up with Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey and Neil Bhoopalam, who were rehearsing for a circus act they’re putting up at The Comedy Store on Friday April 27th, which is inspired by their upcoming film Fatso. Gotta say, these guys are a riot and it was super fun watching them rehearse. We even had a quick chat with them about the funniest people alive, their favourite jokes and their most embarrassing moments (Ranvir’s involves a lungi, so you know…) Wanna check out some awesome behind the scenes pix and vids?

You bet it took all the willpower in the world not to crack up at Neil’s knock-knock joke *lol* also love that his grandpa was the one who told him that, how funny! Plus I think I’m going to forever use Rajat’s answer to “what’s the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?” – it avoids the question while still being sort of funny; smaaart!

MissMalini: Do you picture the audience naked when you are on stage?
Rajat Kapoor: I don’t picture the audience at all. I take off my glasses when I am on stage – so that I don’t see anyone clearly. The blur that is the audience helps.

MM: Who do you think is the funniest person on earth?
RK: In my experience – it has to be Vinay Pathak– or Sanjai Mishra. Two people who can crack me up even when they are describing the simplest mundane things.

MM: Tell me your favorite joke.
RK: Too long to tell it here.

MM: Favorite comedy scene of all time from Bollywood & Hollywood
RK: Most of them are from Chaplin films – the boxing match in City Lights, the skating scene in Modern Times. Here – it will have to be random scenes from Kishore Kumar films..

MM: The most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you on set or in life?
RK: My mind seems to have erased all embarrassing things that happened to me. Can’t think of anything

Neil Bhoopalam and Ranvir Shorey

It was a ball watching them rehearse as well. They decided that I (and my camera!) had to be their volunteer for one of the acts. If you wanna experience a fat Ranvir Shorey charging at you, then you gotta check this out:

Neil Bhoopalam and Ranvir Shorey

And this was really only the half of it. It looks like it’s going to be a super funny show, so if you’re looking for something to do tomorrow, I highly recommend this! It’s 8pm at The Comedy Store and is immediately followed by a stand-up show featuring Tom Wrigglesworth, Alistair Barrie and Paul Thorne from the UK.