THERE'S hardly anyone who can meet Bosskey and return with a straight face. Making people laugh and tackling issues concerning ordinary citizens while tickling their funny bones, is a typical Bosskey trait. No wonder then that he has acted in five movies, is an RJ on Big FM, staged umpteen plays and conducted dozens of stand-up comic acts for events besides his famous Hari Giri Assembly which has been a huge hit for the past 43 months. But now it looks like the man is moving on since his association with his favourite show seems to have ended.
"I don't sleep without watching Hari Giri Assembly," a Bosskey fan tells me as he comes forward to shake his hand. "Sadly enough and to my complete surprise and shock, the show has been suspended," Bosskey informs me. We ask him for more details. “It was a show based on the Giri Giri column I ran in Vikatan which was liked by Murliraman, VP Programming of Jaya TV. They wanted me to do something similar. So I conceptualised this programme where we rip off celebrities from any field and ask them any kind of questions. The show mostly goes on air in its unedited form and anchor Sethu and I are introduced to the guests only a few minutes before the show! It's extremely popular and I wonder why they have decided to stop it abruptly,” he ponders.
The show that ran for 750 episodes in Season One has been abruptly suspended after 180 episodes in its second season. However, the man has already decided to move on. "I am open to working with any channel," he tells us. In fact, the man has plans about his next show for which the pilot is in progress. "It will be called the Naka Mukka News and will be something like the Week That Was conducted by Cyrus Broacha. It will be the most unbelievable news and I will be the scriptwriter and presenter." He is also planning a comedy show on cricket. "I have been an avid cricketer, playing with Kris Srikanth and several others," says he. "So a show like this will have a humorous analysis of cricket with active participation from viewers."
This is indeed good news for Bosskey fans, who can also look forward to seeing him more on stage. "My next play is called Drama and the current one I am staging is called Dada," he grins. Bosskey is also looking at doing more films and wonders why no one has signed him up after Poi Solla Porum. "I have done Youth with Vijay (100 days), 'Dhool' with Vikram(175 days), 'Edhiri' with Maddy (60 days), 'Sivakasi' with Vijay (125 days) and 'Poi Solla Porom' by director Vijay (100 days). So I am quite a lucky mascot!" he laughs, referring to the superstitions in the film industry. "Maybe I am too tall to be standing next to the hero," he grins.
Looking at the bright side of it all he adds, "I have been with Jaya TV for so long, people began asking for recommendations because they thought I have links with political parties!" he laughs. "Now at least they will understand I have nothing to do with politics." For funny man Bosskey, every cloud has a silver lining