Shashank Bali: Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain has been a phenomenal hit
Don’t we all love Binaifer and Sanjay Kohli’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain? Well, here is the man who is behind all those hilarious dialogues and flawless screenplay, director Shashank Bali. However, a humble man, Shashank says that the success of the show has a lot to do with how it is performed. “Babhiji Ghar Par Hain has been a phenomenal hit and we never expected it to become such a huge hit when we started. The idea was to have a good time by ourselves and make something bolder, mature and interesting to us. So, it's more of our taste. I never imagined especially the women and children coming in, so hats off to the audience that they accepted and cherished a new flavour and relished what we gave them,” he says.
He adds, “The actors say their lines beautifully, they take the pain of memorising their lines and delivering the punch correctly and also improvising. Aasif Sheikh and Rohitash Gour are such strong actors and it's an absolute pleasure to work with them as a director, a fantastic acting team. A director is more like an acting coach, who is not playing on the field, these actors are the one hitting win for them kudos to them I can merely hint and scheme and trigger them from outside but they are the ones who get into the field, hit the ball and score the goal.”
The director admits that catering to content for a daily can be tricky. “It is quite challenging and a pain in the neck to keep creating content week after week. Also, the final promise is comedy, so sometimes the content is very funny and sometimes it's not as funny. We do get a lot of flak from the audience as well. We don't expect them to say that it's daily and so it’s fine if it’s not funny every day. Sometimes we make lovely episodes and sometimes we don't, but the overall we maintain a level of comedy in Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain. We can attribute this to the whole team. With Manoj, Raghuveer, Sanjayji, Harshada and Mrs Benifer Kohli, we make sure that whatever we envision gets executed practically. I am not practical but she makes sure it gets implemented beautifully,” he says.