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ABP News presents the 1st television show on comedians of the film industry

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The series 'Mera Naam Joker' on ABP News is about the unsung Heroes of Hindi Cinema-the Comedians. This series is a tribute to all those comic artists who brought laughter into the lives of their millions of fans, but never got their rightful place in the Indian cinema.

Their fascinating story will be narrated by the inimitable television host & actor Shekhar Suman. Shekhar, who has previously hosted very successful shows like Poll Khol and Movers & Shakers, is coming back on television with Mera Naam Joker.Talking about the show, Shekhar says, ‘Normally the film-based shows talk only about the reigning stars of cinema. But the premise of this show is different and very fascinating. Here we are talking about the brilliant comedy actors of Hindi cinema. Some of the comedy actors were outstanding and commanded their own fan following. But somehow they were lost in glamour and glitter of the film industry. There are so many stories related to them that will be shown in the show.”

So many popular comic actors of Hindi cinema created magic and laughter with their brilliant comic timing, distinct style and sparkling sense of humor. The people who brought laughter on the faces of millions of fans through their on-screen antics, have some very interesting off-screen stories to tell. This is a series celebrating the life and times of the famous comic actors.



The show also explains how some comic actors riding on their sheer talent had become bigger than many lead actors of their times. Some of them even allege that the big stars conspired against them. This series will demonstrate a different facet of cinema that is entertaining as well as informative.

It is ironical that all the big stars of Hindi cinema are scared of being labeled as good comedy actors because in Hindi cinema, good acting is always synonymous with serious ‘intense’ roles. These are the roles for which they get best actor awards.Though all the stars agree that comedy roles are difficult to perform as compared to the so-called ‘intense’ roles. Yet they are terrified of being typecast as comedians. In Hindi Cinema, Comedy and Comedians generally do not get their rightful respect.

The series will talk about the ace comedians of the hindi cinema. There have been many artistes- Johny Walker, Mehmood, Jagdeep, to Rajendra Nath, Asrani and Johny Lever. Each with a distinct comic style and a very interesting story about how they became an on-screen Joker. What was so special about their styles of comedy?

The series is hosted by popular television host Shekhar Suman. He is a part of the film industry since last three decades. He has personally known many comic actors of Hindi cinema and has some very interesting anecdotes to tell the audience. He says, “This is an important show in the history of film journalism. The research team of ABP News has worked very hard in bringing some interesting and unheard facts about these comedy actors. Do you know Asrani’s mannerisms in Sholay were inspired by Hitler? Why did many super stars refused to work with Comedian Mehmood? There are many such interesting anecdotes in the show. I can say that the series Mera Naam Joker will be loved by the audience.”

The USP of the series is its meticulous research by the team of ABP News. The production values are grand of this in-house production of ABP News. Mera Naam Joker will make you laugh and make you think as well.

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