The comedy queen

May 28, 2012, 06:25 IST | Akriti Seth

When it comes to women doing comedy in Bollywood, very few names come to our mind.

Archana Puran Singh is among the rare few. Known for her comic timing, Archana shares with CS the kind of comedy that interests her:

Comic track
I like intelligent comedy. It does not have to be loud. Smart yet comic pieces too have the capacity to make one roll on the floor with laughter. It’s nice to see that kind of comedy emerging of late. I am also a fan of satires. I basically like watching and doing unusual shows.

American comedy soaps like Friends appeal to me a lot. My all time favourite comedy film is Chupke Chupke starring Sharmila Tagore and Dharmendra. Among others, I find Bird Cage interesting too. Recently, I saw Avengers, which I found to be hilarious. I like to watch subtle films that can make me laugh.

Comedy of errors
Things that always manage to bring a smile to my face are situations where I have tried to reach something beyond my grasp and have fallen flat on my face. It happens a lot to me. I just take it as a lesson and try to learn from it. I laugh at myself for my silly mistakes, believing that this is the true spirit to learn from your mistakes.

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