Comedy Central welcomes Citizen Khan
MUMBAI: Comedy Central India presents Citizen Khan; a family based British comedy sitcom set in British Pakistan - Sparkhill, Birmingham.
Citizen Khan follows the trials and tribulations of Mr. Khan played by actor and writer Adil Ray, his long suffering wife (played by Shobu Kapoor) and daughters Shazia (Maya Sondhi) and Alia (Bhavna Limbachia). The title of the show is a play on the title of the Orson Welles film Citizen Kane.
Meet Mr. Khan, a loud-mouthed, patriarchal, self-appointed community leader and future President of the Spark-hill Pakistani Business Association; a small man with big dreams and strident opinions who is struggling to make ends meet but he is proud of his thriftiness (you can‘t miss his Suit 1979 and ancient yellow Mercedes).
Things would be much easier if everyone just listened to him and followed his lead, but his obsessively house-proud wife and two feisty daughters have their own opinions and way of living life.
Citizen Khan is notable for being the BBC‘s first Asian sitcom, but it‘s also the creation of Adil Ray, a radio presenter who has reinvented himself as a TV funny man. The show has done extremely well in London with rave reviews from Guardian, Time Out and Independent.