When comedy king Sunil Grover performs live, it is bound to cause a laughter riot. Last weekend, Aucklanders witnessed the man in action. The celebrity comedian’s popularity among Indians was evident from the packed auditorium at Logan Campbell Centre in Greenlane.

Sunil portrayed his three popular characters—Dr Mashoor Gulati, Rinku Devi, and Guthi. A one-man show, his impeccable comic timing and unbeatable sense of humour converted even the flaws into comedy and the impromptu jokes had the audience in splits.

In an exclusive interview with Indian Weekender, Sunil, who was on a maiden tour to New Zealand, said that he would like to visit the country again to spend some more time.  

Talking about his experience in Auckland, he said, “I feel like I am in some small town, like Bathinda, of Punjab as I have met so many Punjabis here, just near my hotel.”

When asked why he chose comedy as a profession, Sunil replied, “It’s not comedy for me. I just try to portray a character that we see around us every day and people find that funny. That’s it.”

Sunil is currently enjoying the success of his character Dr Mashoor Gulati from The Kapil Sharma Show. He has also acted in a few movies and was most recently seen as a policeman in Akshay Kumar starrer Gabbar is Back.

When asked whether he would be interested in serious intense roles, he said, “It doesn’t matter. I just create a caricature of a person. Whether it is serious or comedy, it doesn’t matter. At the end, it’s the director’s directive and we have to deliver on that.”

The show was organised by Dharmed Shyam of Trivision Entertainment.