7th June 2023, Mumbai: For any artist, delving into the realm of comedy is no easy feat. Yogesh Tripathi, better known as Daroga Happu Singh from “Happu Ki Ultan Paltan,” acknowledges the challenge of performing comedic scenes even when not in a happy mood. As an actor, he shares his approach to handling such situations in both “Happu Ki Ultan Paltan” and “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai,” both produced by Binaiferr Kohli and Sanjay Kohli under their banner Edit II Production.
To ensure the smooth execution of comedic scenes, Yogesh mentions that they often modify the dialogues to suit their requirements. When scenes become too lengthy, particularly those involving his character’s interactions with his wife, kids, Ammaji in “Happu Ki Ultan Paltan,” or Malkhan in “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai,” they make alterations to prevent the narrative from becoming monotonous. The aim is to keep the audience engaged and entertained, as dragging a scene can lead to boredom. This constant effort to avoid repetition has contributed to the successful completion of 2000 episodes, a significant milestone in the world of television serials.
Compared to films, where there is more flexibility in editing and adding content, maintaining the freshness and novelty of daily serials becomes a greater challenge. Yogesh emphasizes that serials like “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai,” which has been on air for eight years, and “Happu Ki Ultan Paltan,” running for four years, require daily storytelling that captivates the audience. The pressure is on the writers to come up with new and distinct storylines every day, ensuring viewers don’t feel that episodes are repetitive. This constant need for fresh content poses a greater challenge for the writers than for the actors themselves.When asked about the best compliments he has received for his work, Yogesh reveals that the audience has often mentioned glimpses of Govinda’s comedic timing in his performances. Recently, while shooting an advertisement with Rajpal Yadav and Govinda, the latter expressed appreciation for Yogesh’s role in “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai.” These acknowledgments are the most significant compliments for Yogesh, as they validate his comedic skills and make him proud of his work.
Yogesh reserves praise for Edit II Production and its founders, Binaiferr and Sanjay Kohli, who have an impeccable understanding of the audience’s pulse and never compromise on the quality of their content. They have established a reputable brand in the industry, and Yogesh speaks highly of his working experience with the team.
Having spent fifteen years with the production house, Yogesh feels a strong sense of belonging and considers them family. He credits the supportive nature of the Kohlis for their longstanding collaboration. They have even encouraged Yogesh to pursue film opportunities, assuring him of their flexibility and support. This familial bond has played a significant role in their successful partnership, with both “Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai” and “Happu Ki Ultan Paltan” receiving positive responses from the audience. Yogesh expresses gratitude for the ongoing public support, suggesting that they may continue working together for many more years to come.