"By now, somehow managing my schedules has become a habit for me. I am talking to you early in the morning after having worked on my show for 36 hours. Doing two episodes every week means I have to provide at least 70 minutes of content every week, said Kapil.

"It is not easy to think up funny gags every 10 seconds. We can't afford to let our audience get bored for even a few moments," he added.

Given the time constraints, Kapil says he has to cut down his television show by half. "I have no choice but to do this. The channel Colors doesn't want me to do the show only once a week. But for the sake of the film, I have no choice but to cut down my television show by half," said the comedian.

"I didn't want to just carry over my 'Comedy Nights' image into my movie career. When I heard the script of 'Bank Chor', I was completely taken up. It allows me room not only for comic scenes but there is also an element of seriousness in the story," he said.

Directed by Bumpy, the film unfolds the story of three people who pick a wrong day to rob a bank. What happens when the trio is caught in crossfire of cops, industrialists and corrupt politicians, forms the rest of the story.

"It's basically the story of the guys. So, the male casting is being done first. I am happy that I would be making my film debut with Yashraj Films. I grew up watching their films. I never dreamt that I would be part of a Yashraj film one day," he said.

(Agencies)

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