She has been a permanent fixture on the show for the past six years. Comedy Circus ke Ajoobe has seen many judges changing but Archana Puran Singh seems to enjoy herself so much that she just wants to be there for each and every season. This despite the fact that the contestants are always pulling her leg and doing spoofs on her and even dragging her husband Parmeet Sethi in it, "That is all ok with me… I don't get offended by them at all" says Archana.
"In fact people relate me with laughter because I am shown laughing on all the jokes all the time on the show but that is not the case. It is all edited in such a way that even when I have just smiled they will put my laughter track but all that has changed after the entry of our new creative person."
There are also times when she is in a laughing mood but has to because of the format of the show, "Even when I am walking towards the sets from my vanity van people around start laughing and I feel like such a joker! Once I got some very bad news while I was getting ready for the shoot but I had to smile and laugh on the sets and hide my sadness. But then again the show does that to you…. Sometimes when I am unhappy over something I can laugh it all away… it is a great stress buster."
The other thing that keeps Archana happy is that she gets paid loads of money, "I shoot for just one day and am paid very well so that keeps me happy too. I have two sons and as a mother I am most happy that I have to just work for one day and it pays so well." The only hitch is that sometimes the shoot takes long and they wind up early the next morning, "That is the time I am sapped off all the energy and feel like leaving but it has not happened as yet."
Talking about her co-judges she says she will miss Sohail Khan the most, "He used to get amazing biryani and I will miss him for that too. And only because it is his brother Arbaaz Khan who is replacing him and coming in as a judge I won't miss him as much. Both the brothers are great fun to work with."
Seema Khot Mattoo