Don’t sup­port com­edy that makes fun of a per­son’s phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance: Satish

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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.

PHOTO:VIDYA SUBRA­MA­NIAN/HT

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