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Funkaar: Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming biopic on stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma
Shaheen Irani
Jan 14, 2022
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Funkaar - Mrighdeep Singh, Kapil Sharma, Mahaveer Jain.

Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma now has a biopic that is going to be made on his life and journey to stardom. Helmed by Fukrey famed director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, the biopic is titled Funkaar. Of course, the title is a wordplay on fun, which is added to hint about Kapil’s work.

Funkaar, produced by Mahaveer Jain, was announced on January 14. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the project through his tweet. “A biopic on #KapilSharma has been announced... Titled #Funkaar... #MrighdeepSinghLamba - director of #Fukrey franchise - will direct... Produced by #MahaveerJain [#LycaProductions]... #Subaskaran presents. #KapilSharmaBiopic,” his tweet read.

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The announcement comes days after Kapil Sharma’s OTT debut Kapil Sharma: I'm Not Done Yet was announced. The comedy special is all set to start streaming on Netflix from January 28.

Mrighdeep gained popularity as a filmmaker thanks to his project, Fukrey. He is currently working on the third installment of the film. Actors Varun Sharma and Pulkit Samrat also gained popularity thanks to the project.

Meanwhile, Lyca Productions has backed many big-budget films including 2.0 starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar. Mahaveer confirmed the biopic on Kapil Sharma while talking to ANI. "Billions of people get their daily dose of dopamine, courtesy Kapil Sharma. We all need love, life and laughter. We are proud to present comedy super star Kapil Sharma's untold story on the big screen, in a big way," he told the agency.

Mrighdeep, on the other hand, explained the meaning of title, stating that Funkaar means ‘artist’. It happens to be the one word that describes Kapil well. Fans who have followed his journey would know that it is one of the many words that describe the comedian well.

For those who have not followed Kapil’s journey, the comedian, who hails from Amritsar had humble beginnings. While he became a film star himself, Kapil’s real-life journey isn’t any less of a movie either. He became what many only dream of becoming. The self-made artist won The Great Indian Laughter Challenge season 3 back in 2007, participated in The Great Indian Comedy Circus and before people knew it, Kapil had his own show called The Kapil Sharma Show.

The chat show has gained popularity over the years for various reasons. Kapil has invited various film stars on his show and more recently, he received backing from Salman Khan.

Kapil’s journey with the show itself is a filmy story. While the show helped him gain popularity, the comedian had a fallout with co-actor Sunil Grover, who was an important part of The Kapil Sharma Show for a long time. Thus, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Kapil witnessed both high and low moments thanks to The Kapil Sharma Show. The rest, as they say, is history, which Mrighdeep plans to bring on screen.


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