Sunil Grover talks to The Quint on his new live show in Delhi on April 1.
Your fans say the show you are doing with Kiku Sharda on April 1 in Delhi is a new direction in your career.
Sunil Grover: I’d advise the soothsayers to put their crystal balls away. The live show in Delhi is a commitment I made much before the problems (with Kapil Sharma). I love doing live shows. I keep doing them all the time. And I’ll continue doing them. The live shows have always kept me going all these years.
Are you gravitating towards live shows?
SG: Live shows ke teraf badh nahin raha hoon. Kuch aur nahin hoga toh live shows hi karunga na (If I’ve nothing else to fall back on, I’ll do live shows only.)
Why do you feel nothing else will happen?
SG: Until something else happens… I like live performances. I love performing in front of an audience. When I am doing my act on television, I don’t get to see how the audience react to my act. When I am on stage, I actually get to meet and see my audience and their reaction and how they love you. When one is on television, there is no immediate feedback.
So do you prefer live performances?
SG: It is not a question of preferring one to the other. Performing on television and performing live have their peculiar advantages. On television, nuances, small details get captured on camera. These are lost on stage.
Do you crave to return to theatre?
SG: May be, some day. I’ve done my Masters in theatre. I studied theatre in drama school in Chandigarh. I performed serious plays like Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Strangely, I have performed only in tragedies.
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