Juhi, Sayantani make a ‘comeback’ to Comedy Circus
Comedy Circus’ ‘comeback’ episode does offer the biggest return ticket with as many as four eliminated jodis making a comeback to the show. Juhi Parmar, Sayantani Ghosh, Rajesh Kumar, Sucheta Pawase and their respective comedian partners have cleared the litmus test but this hasn’t gone down too well with the three safe pairs Kamya Punjabi-Rajeev Thakur, Krushna-Sudesh Lahiri, Apara Mehta and Shailesh Lodha.
A contest which started with 8 pairs and after nine episodes seven pairs are still remaining (not to forget Juhi’s mid-way wild card entry). The unlucky ones to miss out are Chitrashi Rawat-Rehman Khan, Akashdeep Sehgal and his partner Pervez Siddiqui who failed in the ‘comeback’ episode.
Three jodis, who didn’t have to go through the ‘comeback’ episode, are expectedly a bit upset with the return of the 4 pairs. An actor amongst them requesting anonymity says, “It’s disappointing for us as we’ll have to start from scratch yet again. Over eight weeks, we’ve worked extremely hard to win over our competitors but its back to square one for us. However, such is the show’s format and we’ll have to abide by it.”
Another contestant adds, “I would like to know whether this format existed last year too. Two pairs are acceptable but four is something unheard of. Perhaps, they should have taken only two. We’re at a disadvantage as unlike these contestants, we wouldn’t get a second chance if we’re eliminated in the 10th episode.”
Defending their move, Vipul Shah, producer of the show says, “Even in our first season we had four pairs returning via the ‘comeback’ episode. The only difference is that instead of five, six pairs competed in the ‘comeback’ episode this time. After all, each pair was briefed of the format before hand. I see no reason why anyone should have objection to it now.”