MUMBAI: The pretty looking Kamna Pathak is all set to play a mother to 9 notorious children on &TV’s titled comical caper, ‘Happu Ki Ultan Paltan’. Big in the theatre scene and wanting to be an actress since she was a child, Kamna has done a lot of plays directed by notable directors and is now ready to shine on the television screen. The actress who has been an ardent follower of &TV shows is elated to be a part of the comedy show ‘Happu Ki Ultan Paltan’ which will also see Yogesh Tripathi as Happu Singh and veteran actress Himani Shivpuri as Katori Amma.
An interesting fact is that Kamna resembles a famous Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha. Ironically her look in Happu also is like that of Sonakshi’s in her first film Dabangg. “Every aspect of my character Rajesh in Happu, be it the attire, hairstyle and makeup, resembles Sonakshi Sinha’s look in Dabangg to a large extent and I take that as a huge compliment. Rajesh is a bindass and an outspoken woman who tries her best to manipulate situations around her husband to get things done. She comes across as an adamant wife but at the same time, is very warm and welcoming if approached in the right manner,” says Kamna.
The actress says that she feels lucky to have got this role as the makers wanted to cast someone with a Bundelkhandi accent and Kamna perfectly fit the bill! She says, “I come from Madhya Pradesh so the Bundelkhandi accent comes naturally to me as my mom and I converse in the same accent. Though talking to her was easy, when it came to enact the lines for Happu, it was slightly difficult as I had to incorporate a certain rawness in the tone. My mother who came to my rescue, ensured that I get the accent correct and helped me refine the tone. I also feel that the Bundelkhandi accent is not explored widely on television which makes the entire process even more exciting.
&TV’s tentatively titled comedy show Happu will delve deep into the other side of Happu Singh and the numerous dilemmas the police officer faces back at home with his daring wife, an obstinate mother and a set of 9 distinct young children. Sandwiched between his mother’s and his wife’s arguments, Happu often must bear the brunt of their irritation with each other, while simultaneously managing each kid’s mischievous acts.
She further adds, “It gives me utmost happiness and pleasure to share the screen with veteran actress Himani Shivpuri in Happu. I have grown up watching her work as she has performed some of the most phenomenal roles in television and films. I am looking forward to sharing the screen with her and learn from her in the due course of the show. Himaniji is a powerhouse and a treasure of talent I am looking forward to getting some tips on my acting. Yogesh on the other hand is a wonderful artist who brings out his character effortlessly. It is going to be a fun journey and audiences are going to enjoy a this laugh riot with Happu alongside his mother, wife and nine kids.”