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Shweta Basu Prasad discovers the challenge of comedy

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Actress Shweta Basu Prasad tries comedy in the upcoming film Comedy Couple. The experience of working in a comedy made her realize every genre comes with its charm and challenges.

“Every genre has its charm and challenges. Comedy is challenging because you have to make people laugh and I feel laughing and crying are strong emotions. So, if it is a well-written script half the job is done,” Shweta said.

As an artiste, she keeps certain things in mind. “Also, as a performer you have to keep in mind the thin line between overdoing and underdoing things. It could be a great joke but if you overdo it, it might not work,” she said.

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“It is, of course, a collaborative effort between co-actors and that matters a lot in the comedy genre. The execution matters a lot, too,” she said.

The film is being billed a comedy romance, or com-rom. “I have never done an out-and-out com-rom as they call it,” Shweta said, about the film that casts her as a stand-up comedian.

She shared she had a great time on the set. “There were times we were actually rolling on the floor and laughing on jokes and scenes that we were doing. I hope it makes the audience laugh too,” she claimed.

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“Comedy Couple” also stars Saqib Saleem. Directed by Nachiket Samant, the film is based in Gurgaon against the backdrop of the burgeoning stand-up comedy scene in the city. “Comedy Couple” is based on a story by Bikas Mishra, with screenplay by Raghav Kakkar and Kashyap Kapoor. It will drop on Zee5 soon.  –ians/dc/vnc

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