TVF Actor Jeetu Talks About His Latest Sketch ‘How To Train Your Son’ And ‘Pitchers Season 2’
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If you’re a fan of TVF shows and videos then you definitely know and love Jitendra Kumar aka Jeetu – one of the most talented and beloved actors in the TVF family. Jeetu has been a part of several videos and web series by The Viral Fever (like Munna Jazbaati, Tech Conversations With Dad, TVF Pitchers) and currently features in TVF’s latest sketch – How To Train Your Son – Arranged Dating.
The rib-tickling video – created in association with Flipkart to promote their upcoming annual event ‘The Big Billion Days’ – is a spinoff of sorts on Jeetu’s popular running series, TVF’s Tech Conversations With Dad.
“My first reaction when I read the script [of How To Train Your Son] was like, ‘it’s another experiment with our running series Conversations With Dad,’” Jeetu tells TubeScoop. “We were trying a con-call to take a one up but I think our writer Chandan Kumar did a really good job to make that con-call more organic. But there was the same un-surety which is always there for a new experiment.”
In the video (below), the concept of a “date” takes a whole new meaning when Jeetu’s dad Gajraj Bhatia (played by actor, Gajraj Rao) and his mausi (played by actress, Sheeba Chaddha) try to convince him to get married because there’s a sale coming up on Flipkart. As every marriage begins with a meet between the boy and the girl, the family members sugar coat this meet as a ‘date.’
The entire sketch plays out in a really funny way especially when different family members get in on the call and take the conversation to other tangents.
One of the things that fans and viewers seem to love about TVF content is that its natural and relatable, and a huge credit for this goes to the writers and actors. Talking about the team’s approach to making these videos, Jeetu says:
“Most of the times, we jam a lot on the script in groups and keep improvising and fixing things in the script itself. For a sketch like this, we take couple of days for rehearsals and reading and mostly stick to the script, but actors are always free to improvise things and the director takes a final call on what goes in the sketch video.”
Meanwhile, the actor is also kicked about the much-awaited Season 2 of TVF Pitchers, which is slated to release in 2017. We ask him to share some details about the storyline and his role in the new episodes. Without spilling any beans, he says, “I think our creators will try to show the current scenario of startup world and the tracks of these characters would again be relatable to our audience.”