No likeness between 'Takeshi's...' and 'Ninja...': Javed Jaffrey

Mumbai, Aug 15 (IANS) After giving the voice-over for Japanese game show "Takeshi's Castle", Javed Jaffrey is doing the same for "Ninja Warriors", but says that the latter is a different ball game as it is extremely structured, while the former was full of fun and madness.

"'Takeshi's castle' and this one is different... that ('Takeshi's...') was fun, lots of nonsense and madness happening in the show and it worked for the show. This is extremely structured and difficult in terms of competition. The competitors are also trained and are Olympic medallists," Javed told IANS.

What inspired you to do Hungama TV's show "Ninja Warriors"?

"I enjoy working with shows, which appeal to a wide spectrum - from children to the adults. This show is aimed at children, but would appeal to adults as well. I enjoy voicing even though I am not a voice-over artist. I do it as an extension of my work. I liked the show and thought that it would be great fun to comment on it," said the actor-comedian-host.

The show has 100 competitors from all over the world attempting to complete a four-stage obstacle course.

"Although the training required is high, it has fun element too. I have managed to put humour without deriding the effort of the participants or their seriousness. I have managed to inculcate humour with seriousness and madness," he said.

Earlier, he dubbed for cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse, Goofy and was also part of animation film "Roadside Romeo".

"You can do a lot of impromptu in dubbing. You can bring in different characters and different accents. I like getting into that zone. I try to highlight the situation, make it funny or serious by just the voice," he said.

Latest News

  • SRK shoots at London's Madame Tussauds for 'Fan'

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was more than happy to have shot for his upcoming film "Fan" at the Madame Tussaud's museum in London, which also houses his wax statue. …

  • 'Helen' not biopic of actress Helen: Poonam Pandey

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Actress Poonam Pandey, who made her Bollywood debut with the bold film "Nasha", will next be seen in a movie titled "Helen". She has clarified that the project is not a biopic on the yesteryear's dancing diva Helen. Poonam told IANS: "Helen is not a biopic on the great Helenji. Helen in our film just draws a feeling from the great dancing actress. …

  • '...Byomkesh Bakshy!' gets U/A certificate

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) In a refreshing departure from the norm, Dibakar Banerjee has no reason to be miffed with the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) regarding his film "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy", which has been granted a U/A certificate with only some cuts. Shravan Kumar, CEO of the CBFC, said: "A screening was held for Examining Committee, which recommended the grant for U/A with excisions. No request for constitution of Revising Committee has been made by the producers as on …

  • My films are commercial, but different: Akshay Kumar

    Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who will next be seen in "Gabbar Is Back", says his films have always been commercial and his choices of films has always been different. "My films are commercial. I don't give any speech (on social issues) in my films. "Gabbar Is Back" is directed by popular southern actor Krish and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom18 Motion Pictures. …

  • 'Fan' Will Be The First Bollywood Movie To Be Shot At Madame Tussauds
    'Fan' Will Be The First Bollywood Movie To Be Shot At Madame Tussauds

    Madame Tussauds has always be a place of repertoire for most of Bollywood stars, as their wax statues have been put up on display to connect with the large number of Bollywood fans settled in United Kingdom and elsewhere. He wrote, ''Thanx Madame Tussauds. Directed by Maneesh Sharma, Fan also marks the debut of model turned actress Waluscha D’Souza. …

  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra Wants PM Narendra Modi To Watch 'Broken Horses'
    Vidhu Vinod Chopra Wants PM Narendra Modi To Watch 'Broken Horses'

    Acclaimed filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who makes his Hollywood directorial debut with Broken Horses, has reportedly written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to watch the film. Confirming the news, Chopra said that he wants Modi to watch the film as the dynamic leader has propagated the 'Make In India' campaign and as such, a film like Broken Horses will make him proud as an Indian. Set in the shadows of US-Mexico border gang wars, Broken Horses is an epic thriller about bonds of …

  • DD documentary on Mrinal Sen handed over to filmmaker

    Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) As part of its tribute to India's living legends, Doordarshan has made a documentary on legendary film maker Mrinal Sen, the DVD of which was handed to the nonagenarian movie maker here on Wednesday. Titled "Celebrating Mrinal Sen", the four-episode documentary is primarily based on conversations between the maestro and renowned film critic and analyst Sameek Bandyopadhyay. Prasar Bharati chief executive officer Jawhar Sircar handed over the DVD to Sen and his wife …

  • Surprise! Abhishek Bachchan shoots for his special appearance in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's JAZBAA
    Surprise! Abhishek Bachchan shoots for his special appearance in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's JAZBAA

    One of Bollywood's hottest couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had created their magic on screen last in GURU which released in 2007. …

Loading...