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Meet Writer and Director Raaj Shaandilyaa

screenwriter director Raaj Shaandilyaa
December 2, 2018

Although a prominent writer (and now a filmmaker) in the Indian entertainment industry, most of us are still not familiar with the name Raaj Shaandilyaa. If you are looking for some ‘intel’ on him, then Voila! you are at the right web address.

Here we have compiled 5 facts that you should know about the ‘Dream Girl’ director right away:

1) Raaj was a gag-writer for Comedy Circus

Raaj Shaandilyaa wrote for The Kapil Sharma Show and comedy circus

Raaj Shaandilyaa had been on-board with the Comedy Circus since its first season in 2007. He has written gags and scripts for Sony TV’s mainstay for as many as 16 seasons.

It was only during the 2018 edition of Comedy Circus that Raaj decided to step down as one of the writers because he felt that the scripts were getting repetitive. Well, we think regular viewers of Comedy Circus would quite agree with what he says!

2) His name features in Limca Book of Records

Raaj Shaandilyaa features in limca book of national records

Not many people know that his name has featured in the Limca Book of National Records for writing the most number of scripts (625) in continuity from 2007 to 2013 for Comedy Circus.

3) Has written screenplay and dialogues for many movies

Welcome Back (2015), Freaky Ali (2016), Bhoomi (2017), Jabariya Jodi (due to release in 2019), etc., are a few notable names in his résumé of screenplay and dialogues.

4) Came to Kapil Sharma’s rescue when the comedian’s team deserted him after mid-flight altercation

When Sunil Grover and fellow colleagues Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar deserted Kapil Sharma after that fateful mid-flight brawl in early 2017, Kapil Sharma’s career graph steeply declined.

During the time, only two people came to Kapil’s rescue- one was friend & comedian Bharti Singh and the other was none other than Raaj Shaandliyaa who, courtesy his skills, wrote good scripts and saved Kapil Sharma’s show from sinking completely.

5) Will make his directorial debut with Ayushmann Khuranna starrer ‘Dream Girl’

Ayushmann Khurrana and hot Nushrat Bharucha to act together in dream girl

Ayushmann Khuranna, who is riding high on success after consecutive hits Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho, has announced via his social media handles that ‘Dream Girl’ is going to be his next project. The film, which is being produced by Ekta Kapoor and helmed by Shaandilyaa, will also star Nushrat Bharucha in the lead.

Not many details have been made public about the plot of the movie. But as far as we could dig, we have found that in the movie, Ayushmann will be seen experimenting with his voice.


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