Abhishek says who does comedy is actor not a comedian

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Performing artist Abhishek Bachchan feels that it is defamatory to characterize on-screen characters as comics. Talking against the marking of on-screen characters as humorists since they exceed expectations in their comic exhibitions on screen, he said, “Performing artists are on-screen characters. Disparaging to group them as comics. Any on-screen character who does comic drama is a performing artist and not a comic.”

His assessment was supported by his Housefull 3 co-star Akshay Kumar , who said he admires on-screen characters who perform comic drama on screen. “Droll drama is exceptionally hard to do on screen. Try not to look down at droll drama. I admire on-screen characters who perform comic roles…actors like Charlie Chaplin, Bean (Atkinson), Jack Black,” Akshay said.

Chunkey Pandey, who was available at the question and answer session, said, “A parody film ought to get an Oscar to pick up respectability according to masses.”