• Kapil Sharma poses with Elli Avram on the first day of his debut filmElli Avram/ Twitter
  • Director duo Abbas-Mustan pose with Kapil and ElliElli Avram/ Twitter
  • Kapil Sharma, Elli Avram, Abbas-Mustan, Arbaaz Khan at the mahurat of the filmElli Avram/ Twitter
  • Arbaaz poses for the camera with Kapil and Abbas-MustanArbaaz Khan/ Twitter

Creator of popular TV show "Comedy Nights with Kapil", Kapil Sharma, has finally set foot in the Hindi film industry. Roped in by director duo Abbas-Mustan, it was being said the comedian will romance five actresses onscreen in his debut film.

Sharma, who was dropped by Yash Raj Films for "Bank Chor", took to Twitter to express his excitement. "First day of my film shoot.. Need ur blessings.. Love u all :)," he wrote. Elli Avram, who couldn't contain the excitement, announced her first day at work on social media, "With my awesome Directors #AbbasMustan sir & amazing @KapilSharmaK9 & super cool @arbaazSkhan on first day #woopwoop."

Co-star Arbaaz Khan too shared a mahurat shot of the film with his fans. "Mahurat shot just done ! Kapil sharma makes his film debut. It's a super comedy. Looking forward to working with him," Khan tweeted.

"The film is directed by Abbas-Mustan. What's interesting is, the two will try out comedy on screen after a very long time. The film is edited by Hussain A Burmawala, story has been penned by Anukalp Goswami and screenplay and dialogue written by Anukalp Goswami and Dheeraj Sarna, Dilshad will handle the cinematography," The Times of India quoted an insider as saying.

Interestingly, apart from this yet-to-be titled flick, the laughter master has been offered projects by David Dhawan and Kabir Khan as well.

In other news, Sharma has been in talks with the channel to make "CNWK" a once-a-week show in order for him to attend to his other professional commitments. A few days ago, it was reported that despite his repeated requests the show schedule wasn't altered.

Bound by circumstances, Sharma had reportedly issued an ultimatum that either it has to be made weekly or he will shut it down for four months straight. Giving in to his demands, "CNWK" will now be aired once every week from January 2015.