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Posted at: Dec 12, 2015, 12:59 PM; last updated: Dec 12, 2015, 12:59 PM (IST)

Comedy of terror

An innocent lie triggering an avalanche of comical mix-ups is what Sahib, Biwi and Boss is all about
Comedy of terror
GOOD FUN: (L-R) Vipul Roy, Resham Tipnis and Mugdha Chaphekar

Manpriya Singh

A wife, a husband, a boss, a suitable boy and just one lie. Big enough to soon spiral into a web of lies and create all the confusion that could be. That’s the curious case of comedy, one lie is all it could take to get the script, the audience and the TRP’s rolling.

Sab TV’s latest office comedy, Sahib, Biwi Aur Boss, boasts of good intentions and talented makers. “The show has tremendous potential and moreover, I enjoy comedy. Eighty per cent of my shows have been comedy and it gives me immense pleasure. It is always better to make people laugh than to make them cry,” Resham Tipnis, a known face in television, shares on what made her take up the role while in Chandigarh for promotions. “I play the boss who is hell bent on fixing her obedient employee with her unmarried nephew. I play my age which is a big deal in television world these days. I don’t have to die my hair white and bother about kids,”

Twists and turns

The plot revolves around a happily married couple with an unusual situation. The wife wants to pitch in for house expenses because the currently stay-at- home husband has signed on a Bhojpuri movie which is yet to take off. She lands up a job in a company that only hires unmarried individuals. A script good enough to rope in eccentric characters. In walks the husband played by Vipul Roy. He shares, “I have a double role, which is a rare for men in television. I am the one who joins the office as the old man to protect his wife from the advances by her boss’s nephew. In the process I also have to protect myself because my wife’s boss is keen on me.”

Sounds good in theory, we hope it sounds good on the small screen too. “I play a married 25-year-old and a 48-year-old. Though I enjoy playing a fit 50-year-old,” shares the actor also seen in FIR. “I did that show for a year.”

Then there’s Punjabi film What The Jatt, with yet another due for release soon. “I will have a lead role in that too,” he keeps it that.

Clean comedy

Enter the wife, sandwiched between her husband and boss and also a misguided suitor. “Humour is the core ingredient of life and I enjoy writing as well as doing comedy,” shares Mugdha Chaphekar, having earlier been a part of Sajan Re Jhooth Mat Bolo, Kya Mujhse Dosti Karoge, among others. “But here we are dealing with pure, clean and family comedy,” she adds, while also looking forward to a Marathi film The Silence. It is based on a true story and I play the protagonist.”

Meanwhile, “it’s only below the belt comedy that just does not go with me,” chips in Resham. Currently, “I am quite enjoying watching Bhabhi Ji Ghar Pe Hain,” she shares, all set to commence shooting in a couple of days.

(The show is slated to go on air from December 21 at 10 pm)

manpriya@tribunemail.com

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