Office Office will stay relevant for years to come: Pankaj Kapur

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By: PTI | Mumbai |

Published: April 22, 2020 12:08:41 pm


Pankaj Kapur on Office Office Pankaj Kapur mentioned Office Office was one in every of his hottest exhibits and he’s glad to see it return on TV.(Photo: SAB TV/YouTube)

Pankaj Kapur says his present Office Office, a satirical have a look at the corruption in authorities places of work, will stay evergreen as the problems it addressed nonetheless exist in all places.

Kapur performed frequent man Mussaddi Lal Tripathi within the present that aired in 2001 and was lauded for its projection of individuals’s woes in authorities places of work.

It is now among the many basic exhibits which have made a comeback on tv, which is falling again on older hits to fill the spot as taking pictures stays suspended on new ones due to the coronavirus led lockdown within the nation.

Kapur mentioned Office Office was one in every of his hottest exhibits and he’s glad to see it return on TV.

It is pleasant that one in every of your exhibits that was extraordinarily common and did very effectively with the audiences by creating social consciousness by humour, is again on tv. Whatever leisure it might present to individuals in such occasions, I believe that’s great, Kapur informed PTI in an interview.

For Kapur, the present is particular due to its theme and the expertise he had whereas engaged on it.

It has all the time had a tender spot in my coronary heart as a result of we had great time working for about 4 and four-and-half years on this venture. The present created social consciousness with humour, which is its asset. It’ll stay evergreen for years to come as a result of the issues that it talked about are there in all places. We can discuss it for years.”

Kapur was supported by sturdy actors comparable to Sanjay Mishra, Deven Bhojani, Manoj Pahwa, Hemant Pandey, Asawari Joshi and Eva Grover on the present, individuals who turned household for these years.

The 65-year-old actor mentioned daily was particular whereas engaged on the present.

“The fact that we had an excellent team of actors and a director, who brought everybody together and the writer, who was providing good content, so every day was special to us. All of us would get together and we all became like a family for those three-four years,” Kapur mentioned.

Many exhibits of the previous have made a comeback on TV throughout the lockdown, however Kapur mentioned the return of those exhibits shouldn’t be restricted to disaster conditions.

“The sad part is it (shows comeback) is happening because of the circumstances we are caught up in right now. The shows had certain quality in terms of content and presentation. They should have been brought back earlier and they should be brought back later as well. So at a time when new shows are not being made, people are able to see what was interestingly done earlier,” the actor expressed.

The actor, who’s completely satisfied to see his spouse Supriya Pathak’s common TV serial Khichdi making a comeback, mentioned it’s a pleasant present and he used to get pleasure from watching it very a lot.

Kapur mentioned a few of his previous exhibits comparable to Zabaan Sambhalke, Philips Top 10, can be introduced again and audiences can watch and have enjoyable.

“I’m not saying solely light-hearted exhibits (must be again) as a result of we had been speaking about humour which is why (I discussed these exhibits).

Otherwise any good present that was made at that time and this consists of these exhibits of which I used to be not a part of. Like Buniyaad’ was a splendidly made sequence. Gulzar sahab’s work, when he made a serial on Premchand ji, a few of that work could be proven,” he concluded.

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