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Himani Shivpuri: Comedy is the Most Difficult Genre, But it Brings Happiness



Comedy is a genre that has been loved by the audience since the inception of cinema and television. It is a genre that helps people unwind and forget their troubles. However, it is also one of the most challenging genres to approach for an actor. Veteran actor Himani Shivpuri, who is currently playing the role of Katori Amma in the popular TV comedy Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, shares her interest in the genre and the challenges associated with it.

Himani Shivpuri has been a part of the film and television industry for over three decades and has played a variety of roles, ranging from serious to comic. She believes that comedy is the most difficult genre to approach as it requires a different set of skills. “Comedy is all about timing and delivery. It is not just about the lines or the expressions, but the way you deliver them. It requires a lot of practice and hard work,” she says.

Humour, according to her, lies in the situation. “If you play according to the situation, the humour comes naturally. It’s not just about the face or the words, but a mixture of everything,” she adds. She also believes that personal life does affect an actor’s performance, but one needs to learn to keep it aside from professional life and make people laugh.


Himani Shivpuri’s portrayal of Katori Amma in Happu Ki Ultan Paltan has been widely appreciated by the audience. Her dialogue “Nimbu Nichod Denge” has become a catchphrase among the viewers. She feels grateful for all the love coming her way and considers the best compliment to be that the show brought a smile to people’s faces during the pandemic and gave them strength. Some viewers have even told her that she reminds them of their mother.

Comedy has always had a loyal audience, but the quality and approach need to be good, feels the actor. She praises the production team of Happu Ki Ultan Paltan, Binaiferr Kohli, Sanjay Kohli, and Edit II Productions for knowing the pulse of the audience and ensuring that quality is never compromised. Himani Shivpuri shares a warm relationship with the team, and this is not the first time she has been approached for a role. However, this time around, everything worked out, and she got the opportunity to play a dream role for any performer. Katori Amma is a multi-layered character, and Himani loves playing her.

comedy is a genre that brings happiness and laughter to people’s lives. It is a challenging genre to approach, but if done right, it can be rewarding for both the actor and the audience. Himani Shivpuri’s portrayal of Katori Amma in Happu Ki Ultan Paltan is a testament to this fact. It is a role that she loves playing, and her performance has been widely appreciated by the audience. As she rightly says, “Comedy is all about making people happy, and that’s what we aim to do with our show.”

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