Comedy Nights With Kapil
Hrithik Roshan with Palak and Gutthi on the sets of Comedy Nights With Kapil [Varinder Chawla]Varinder Chawla

Popular show "Comedy Nights with Kapil" (CNWK) has worked wonders for Kiku Sharda aka Palak, who will next be seen in the upcoming film "Happy New Year."

Sharda's role of Palak has now grabbed the attention of the makers of "Happy New Year" and he has been signed for the multi-starrer. The actor will reportedly be seen playing the role of a dance teacher to Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood and Boman Irani.

"I bagged the role from 'Comedy Nights With Kapil'. Farah saw some episodes of the show and she really liked me in it. When she came on the show she told me about the part. I am teaching dance to Shah Rukh, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Abhishek Bachchan in the film," Sharda told PTI.

The actor became a household name, thanks to his hilarious role of Palak, a funny plump girl with eccentric dance moves. The role has amassed a huge following and he further rose to prominence after Gutthi aka Sunil Grover exited the show.

The comedian further revealed that Shah Rukh is an avid fan of "CNWK" and praised the superstar.

"SRK is a gem of a person. He told me that he is a keen viewer of 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' and his family records those episodes which he misses during shooting schedules."

The 48-year-old superstar has previously appeared on "CNWK" for the promotion of his film "Chennai Express" with Deepika Padukone and director Rohit Shetty. 

Much like Sharda's big screen role, comedian Grover too was seen making a brief cameo appearance in the recently released "Heropanti." But Sharda and Grover's big screen leap comes only after Kapil Sharma, who was signed for YRF's upcoming film "Bank Chor," earlier this year. 

Meanwhile, Sharda will also reprise Palak's role yet again in the upcoming dance reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" season 7 (JDJ 7). In the promos of the show released, Sharda can be seen dancing his heart out. 

The actor explained that he would appear on the dance show as Palak as the audience relates to the character much more. 

"I have performed so much on 'Comedy Nights' that people won't have any doubt whether I can dance with a heavy body or not. Palak is a believable character for my audience," the comedian noted.

Sharda has previously participated in another dance reality show "Nach Baliye" Season 6 with his wife Priyanka.