Tusshar Kapoor and Mallika Sherawat: Booo Sabki Phategi is a complete entertainer


People love horror but don’t watch it sometimes because they are scared. Mallika: It is a horror comedy. It’s important to have that balance. Advertising

What’s your take on the genre of horror comedy? He has always been a real gentleman. Bollywood is extremely traditional, fearful and doesn’t want to take risks. Do you feel it’s right to put an actor in a box? All episodes of #BoooSabkiPhategi streaming now on @altbalaji @TusshKapoor @Krushna_KAS @kikusharda @ektaravikapoor pic.twitter.com/JOsXAyIB9u
— Mallika Sherawat (@mallikasherawat) June 27, 2019
You both are making your digital debut with this series. It’s like a galaxy in itself. What is Booo Sabki Phategi all about? Advertising

In an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com, Tusshar and Mallika opened up about their series, freedom in the web space and working together after 17 years. Mallika: Personally, I prefer OTT more than films. One needs to break out if they want to grow as an actor or reinvent themselves. There is no restriction of geography, language or physical space. Mallika: Yes, you will see that Booo is a complete entertainer. It won’t scare you much but satisfy you with enough shockers. You both are working together after a long time. It all starts at a resort, where I am the owner, and my friends gate crash to have a reunion party. You can watch it anywhere, anytime, even after a month of its release. Tusshar: ‘Boo’, as we know, is a word used to scare someone, while ‘phategi’ means you are scared. Tusshar: I think it makes the genre much wider and appealing. To satiate your hunger and prove your versatility, one should be doing different roles but then you shouldn’t stop doing what fans like. If they have given you that identity, it should be respected. But Tusshar was really nice to me. So it’s a combination of being scared and scaring others. We are older, wiser and stronger now. In a traditional film, an actor like Shefali Shah wouldn’t have got a chance to carry a film solely. Tusshar: We have met after 17 years, and strangely we don’t seem to have aged at all. It’s interesting that her film and digital debut has been with me. More Explained

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Tusshar: If you get boxed, it means you are being liked for something. Jeena Sirf Merre Liye was my first film and producer Vashu Bhagnani told me that I have all my scenes with Tusshar and Kareena Kapoor. But as an artiste, one can always do different roles. So it’s so nice to see that change. 0
Comment(s) Mallika: It’s really important for me to get out of my comfort zone and Bollywood became comfortable for me. What’s your take on the digital boom? But things take a turn for the worse when Haseena comes into the picture and busts us out. I am playing Haseena, a ‘bhootni’ and I just loved it. Now I am back with Booo and raring to go. I have found fame, love, wealth and the chance to live my life in my own terms through these roles. Tusshar, you have been stereotyped as a comedy actor while Mallika is known to be the bold star. I had just come from Haryana and was so starstruck. Digital has no censorship and I believe that art and artistes should never be censored. How was it meeting each other again? Popular Photos

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Tusshar: Apart from artistic freedom, I also feel logistically it becomes much wider. For example, I am watching Delhi Crime currently. So I tried amateur theatre, took some acting lessons, hobnobbed with worldly personalities and that worked for me. I never knew that I would have so much fun playing a ‘bhoot’. We haven’t been in touch but Mallika is unforgettable. Here are some excerpts from the conversation. There are pros and cons to it. Advertising

Mallika: You just made us sound so ancient (laughs). We had a great experience back then and it was fun to work together again. So when you mix comedy, it becomes a family entertainer. Mallika: I agree with what Tusshar says. Mallika, was this the reason why you were staying away from Bollywood?