Mumbai, February 17, 2014: 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.
Quotes 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. He joins the likes of Rani Mukerji, Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sushant Singh Rajput, Saqib Saleem, Rhea Chakraborty, Vaani Kapoor, Saba Azad in the YRF Talent Wing.’