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The lead actors of Jijaji Chhat Per Hain shared that the characters in the serial are completely different from their real life

Rakesh Kumar |

Light-hearted comedy is a subject that has always attracted viewers. This is the reason that shows around family comedy are doing quite well. Be it Bhabi ji Ghar par Hai? on &TV or the latest Jijaji Chhat Per Hain on SAB Television.

Directed by Shashank Bali and starring Hiba Nawab, Nikhil Khurana and seasoned comedian Anup Upadhyay, the show Jijaji Chhat Per Hain is getting good response.

Set in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, the show revolves around three persons — Elaichi (Hiba Nawab), who is the girl next door and always tries to create some trouble for her tenant Pancham (Nikhil Khurana), and her father Murari Bansal (Anup Upadhyay).

Bansal owns a lehanga shop in Chandni Chowk and vows not to let out his top floor to a bachelor. Pancham, who wants to become a music director, fakes being married and rents the floor and also ends up working at Bansal’s lehenga Shop.

Elaichi always bothers Pancham with her tricks, and he always tries to save himself from her. “My real personality is quite different from Pancham. I am enjoying this character because it is opposite to my personality. I think it is good to do this character. Many a time people have complimented me, saying I had gripped the character,” said Khurana.

Talking more about his character Khurana informed that what he liked about this character is that he is an honest, simple and clean-hearted man. This is the reason he always ends up getting trapped in Elaichi’s tricks.

“I am so engrossed in this character that sometimes it has changed me totally. At times, when I go home, I put on different facial expressions and different voices. I think most of the time people must be thinking I have gone mad,” he laughed.

Similarly, Elaichi, the other lead character, informed that her role is quite opposite to her. In this show, she is a free-spirited girl and quite outspoken. She intentionally bothers others, including her father, just for fun. But in real life Nawab is totally opposite.

“She (Elaichi) is such a fun-loving character that for a moment of fun, she can irritate her father. I am quite opposite in real life as, though I always wanted to have some fun, I never did,” said Nawab. She also said she was a little nervous initially, but people on the sets and her friend helped her learn the dialect and cast herself in this character.

The show also features famous comedian and experienced actor, Anup Upadhyay (Murari Bansal), whose primary purpose is to earn money and get his daughter married. The actor has worked in several comedy shows. When asked how he managed to bring new comedy every time, he informed that he tried to create a new character from his own life.

“Whenever we are apprised about a new character, we start thinking about him. We start imagining, how this would be and how he would talk and speak or what would be his family background. After thinking about all this, you will come to know that in real life too, this character matches. Actually, my attempt is to be a character which people can relate to one’s uncle or anyone in real life,” said Updadhay.

The show is being aired on SAB TV at 11 p.m.