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Nikhil Khurana: I gave 1200 auditions before getting a break

For every actor, struggle is what keeps him grounded. Actor Nikhil Khurana, who is part of Binaifer and Sanjay Kohli’s Jijaji Chhat par Hain, feels grateful every day for the journey he has had in the industry and the fact that he has bagged such a great show. “The best thing that I feel when I am on the set is that I am working. I can never forget that I have given 1200 auditions before getting a break.  I remember it like yesterday when I was walking on the same streets of Andheri. So those roads scare me as well as remind me of what I have learnt, as when you go through a lot of rejections you only learn in life. So there is that fear, learning and nostalgia, it feels good,” he says.

If there is anyone who has maintained his youthful looks, it will have to be none other than Nikhil. The actor says that looking young has a lot to do with leading a stress-free life. “The secret is that I have just started living one day at a time. When you have a peaceful life and you are not taking any kind of stress, it reflects on your face and body. I am just thinking about the present moment and I am not getting affected by what is happening around me. I am understanding the fact that peace is something that we need in life because if we have peace, we have everything. So, I have just blocked all the negativity in life and am focusing on the positivity,” he says.

Well, the positivity seems to be following him to his work as well. His onscreen chemistry with his co-actor Hiba Nawab has been appreciated. “There is a chemistry which is built automatically between us on screen, we don’t try hard honestly. We don’t plan anything as such, she gives her best and I give mine and it just translates on screen and comes out very nicely. Hats off to the whole team, the cast and the crew,” he says.

Sanjay is also happy and satisfied with his performance. “I am very thankful to both Sanjay and Binaifer for giving me this opportunity. I felt really good that they believed in me. I was getting a lot of opportunities in TV before as well but I never took them up because honestly, I did not see myself doing that. But as there is Shashank Bali here and the role was also good. It was acting-oriented and performance-oriented unlike family dramas,” he says.


SAB’s comedy quotient to hit the roof, quite literally, with Jijaji Chhat Per Hain!

Sony SAB is all set to begin 2018 with a lineup of exciting new shows, ‘Jijaji Chhat Per Hain’ will set the ball rolling. Set in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, Jijaji Chhat Per Hain is an entertaining and adventurous story of Elaichi played by Hiba Nawab, a quintessential girl next door, the head of the household, Murari Bansal, played by Anup Upadhyay and their helpless tenant, Pancham, played by Nikhil Khurana. Launching on Tuesday, 09 January 2018, Monday to Friday at 22 00 hours only on Sony SAB.

The story revolves around Elaichi’s mischiefs and eccentricities, Pancham’s attempts to escape from her tricks and Murari’s wish of getting his daughter to amend her notorious ways and settle down in life.

In the show, Murari is a lehenga shop owner in Chandni Chowk who lives with his nagging wife Karuna, played by Soma Rathod and a free-spirited and outspoken daughter, Elaichi. Rebellious Elaichi, always has several pranks up her sleeve. She continues to go to school by intentionally flunking each year, even at the age of 22, to avoid living the grown-up life and dodge marriage.

Murari Bansal’s abode is always abuzz with Elaichi’s antics and her pranks. However, life takes a turn, when Murari rents out his rooftop room/ ‘barsati’ to Pancham. Elaichi finds a new target in Pancham, a 24-year-old boy from Agra who aspires to be a music director but instead lands up working with Murari so as to make ends meet. He moves to Delhi with his best friend, Pintu, both of whom have limited resources to bank on. Since, Murari is principally determined to not rent his ‘barsati’ to bachelors, Pancham fakes being married and disguises Pintu, played by Harveer Singh, as a woman posing as his wife.

But Pancham’s troubles are far from over, as somehow, Elaichi figures out his lie and blackmails Pancham into playing her pranks. Here’s where, Pintu as Pintu Jiji and Pancham as Jija Ji, come into a force of their own as their chemistry and comic timing charts out the hilarious journey of – Jijaji Chhat Per Hain

Adding to the humour are peripheral characters – the gossip monger local barber, played by Yogesh Tripathi, Sunita, Elaichi’s best friend played by Raashi Bawa and Inspector Himmat, played by Naveen Bawa also known as Daroga, each of whom come with their own set of peculiarities.


Neeraj Vyas, Sr. EVP & Head, Channel SAB

“Keeping up with our vision to provide entertaining comedies and to make India laugh, we begin 2018 with a hilarious new show, Jijaji Chhat Per Hain. This show highlights the various idiosyncrasies of our characters. The dynamic plots of the story and the playful camaraderie between the characters is sure to excite the viewers.”

Tune in to Jijaji Chhat Per Hain premiering on Tuesday, 09 January 2018,
Monday to Friday at 22:00 hours only on Sony SAB!

Cast Details:
Murari – Anoop Upadhyay
Elaichi – Hiba Nawab
Pancham – Nikhil Khurana
Karuna – Soma Rathod
Pintu / Pintu Jiji – Harveer
Sunita – Raashi Bawa
Chota Nai -Yogesh Tripathy
Daroga – Naveen Bawa
Manga Havaldar – Saheb Das Manikpuri