Comedian-turned-actor Sunil Pal says stand-up comedians turn out to be better actors in films as they know the pulse of the audience after having performed live shows.
"When a stand-up comedian does a film, he does it better as he is always live in front of the audience and has the knack of assessing the public's feelings," Pal told PTI.
The winner of the first season of TV show 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' was in Goa to promote his upcoming Hindi film 'Money Back Guaranteed'.
He said comedians becoming heroes was a good indication. "People are trying to become stars banking on the comedy element. If you have seen, only heroes doing comedy are surviving," he said.
"Those who do serious roles, later return to comedy to get hit movies. You can see the trend right from Ajay Devgn, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and even Shahrukh Khan in 'Chennai Express', everyone is doing comedy. Even Aamir Khan's next movie 'PK' is a comedy," Pal said.
Pal, who made his directorial debut with the film 'Bhavnaao Ko Samjho', said stand-up comedians are now the busiest artists, right from television to feature films.
"For stand-up comedians there are opportunities opening up. They are sought after everywhere... I would say television is a golden screen for them. On TV and stage they shine like a diamond," he said.
Pal said his upcoming film 'Money Back Guaranteed', set to release on November 21, has a social message.
"One of the movie songs is trending on Facebook. It is one of the seven most heard songs on the social media," he said.