Revealed: Upasna Singh steals her Bua character from a film?


Mumbai, May 27, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): There’s no denying that Upasna Singh, who plays the famed character of Buaji in Comedy Nights with Kapil, went on to become an instant hit. But very few know that her character in the show has been inspired by a character that Upasna was to play in an upcoming film "Chor Bazaari".

Writer Ankkit Narrayan claims that a Bua-like character’s role was written for his film Chor Bazaari that Upasna had been signed up for. Only in the film, Upasna’s character was that of the hero’s mother. 

                                       Upasana Singh in a scene from the film

Ankit Said, “However, the mannerisms, right from the broken English to the over-the-top behavior, almost everything, apart from the bit where she hits on men, were a part of the character sketch for her role in the film. Due to some reasons the film was stalled and next we learnt that Upasna had auditioned for the show and we were shocked to see that her character in the show was exactly like the character that we had planned. Although she did complete the film with us, it was unethical and unprofessional to use the mannerisms designed for our film for personal gain in the show. We are happy for her, but we ended up making a lot of changes to our character!”