Don’t support comedy that makes fun of a person’s physical appearance: Satish
Veteran actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik (right) has been tickling the funny bone of audiences since the 1980s. He is in favour of making more sitcoms and comedy shows in India but does not like comedy that involves poking fun at someone’s disabilities or physical features. “There are some good comedy shows on TV right now. But I don’t like comedy which is about a handicapped (person) or someone making fun of somebody’s physical traits,” says the actor.
In his over three-decadelong career, he has shown his comic skills in films like Saajan Chale Sasural, Pardesi Babu and Double Dhamaal. But he is most noted for playing the cook Calendar in the 1987 film Mr India.
The actor has also helmed films such as Tere Naam and Gang of Ghosts. So, would he like to direct a TV show too? “Why not? I would like to direct a TV sitcom like Sumit Sambhal Lega. It was interesting. It had a great script also,” he says.
The 60-year-old will also be travelling to the US for a play in March. “I am a workaholic. So,Iam always looking
for work. I want to act more now.”
Satish also has a Delhibased restaurant, which is named after his character, Calendar. “Calendar has become an iconic character. When I was asked if my brand name can be used, I agreed,” he says.