Ragini Khanna re­vis­its com­edy

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Ragini Khanna hasn’t done any comic roles for a while now, so when the ac­tor re­cently did a short bit for a com­edy TV show, she ap­par­ently felt like she went back in time. “It was like walk­ing down mem­ory lane,” says the ac­tor, who will be seen in a com­edy show for a lim­ited num­ber of episodes.

Ragini has starred in the hit com­edy-dra­mas Sa­sural Genda Phool and Bhaskar Bharti, but had never done stand-up seg­ments un­til now. Speak­ing about her part in the new show, she says, “It was fas­ci­nat­ing. Shoot­ing stand-up felt like an out-of-body ex­pe­ri­ence, but I did it for the pro­ducer of the show. I don’t have what it takes to do stand-up. I can do com­edy in a scene as an ac­tor, but be­ing a stand-up comic is a to­tally dif­fer­ent ball game. More­over, since the past four years, I have been do­ing nu­mer­ous work­shops for cinema, so for me to be loud on cam­era and be com­pletely out there was big a jolt. Now I know how my brother Krushna (Abhishek, co­me­dian-ac­tor) feels when he per­forms (laughs). I was chan­nelling him, but it was tough.” Com­edy has been a huge part of Ragini’s ca­reer, and she was even part of some sea­sons of Com­edy Cir­cus as a guest celebrity. The ac­tor, who was last seen in the film Gur­gaon (2017), says she en­joys be­ing in that space. “I have had a glo­ri­ous run on tele­vi­sion, and it was won­der­ful to be on the small screen again.It’s in my com­fort zone and af­ter shoot­ing for films and work­ing on things around it, I felt a bit fried, so I did this stint for fun. ”The ac­tor has been busy with events and shoot­ing for the TV show, but she is also plan­ning on tak­ing her mother for a hol­i­day to Switzer­land. “She has wanted to go there for­ever, and this year things fell into place, so the two of us will head to Switzer­land and have fun. We will sing songs on the Alps and pose for pics,” Ragini says.

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