27 February 2017
The city that Jaspal Bhatti loved is playing host to celebrating his vision and legacy by organizing the ‘Jaspal Bhatti Humor Festival 2017’. The Department of Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration will be bringing in big names in comedy to perform in the Fest to be held on 3rd, 4th and 5th March at Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh from 6:30-9pm Daily.
At a press conference held in UT guest house, Jitender Yadav, IAS, Director, Dept of Cultural Affairs said that the city of Chandigarh had to pay its tribute to the master satirist in a special way. Last year it had been decided that every year on 3rd March, which is Mr Bhatti’s Birthday, the Administration would organize a humor festival. This year the Festival would run for three days, the first day dedicated to Punjabi comedy, the second to English and the third day to Hindi.
Savita bhatti and he announced the line up for each day. The first day of Punjabi comedy would feature Punjabi superstar Rana Ranbir, Ssumier Pasricha (of Pummy Aunty fame) Gunjan Utreja, Deepak Raja, Shugli Fugli and Satti Sembi.
The English comedy day would have Joe Bath as the host with popular comedians Amit Tandon, Atul khatri and Jeeveshu Ahlu4 performing. The Final day would have Arvinder Singh Bhatti as the anchor with acts by the superhit Sunil Grover, Sunil Pal and Savita Bhatti.
Savita Bhatti added that this year each day would feature a special film on Mr Jaspal Bhatti made by Mad Arts Film School. She thanked the Chandigarh Administration of playing host to such a tremendous collection of humorous talent.
Mrs bhatti also informed that on the final day the cast of Mr Jaspal Bhatti’s iconic ‘Flop Show’ would be brought together on stage to commemorate 25 years of its stupendous run.