Mumbai, Mar 8: Bindass, a UTV venture and local 360-degree entertainment youth brand, announced comedy gang ''Kool Kolkatans'' as the winner of the ''Bindass Idea Hass Ley India Comedy Gang War Contest''.
The gang takes home a dazzling trophy and a ticket to act in UTV Motion Picture's forthcoming movie with a lucky chance to be part of the Bollywood fraternity.
Speaking to reporters, judge of the comedy gang war, Shekhar Suman said, ''Kool Kolkatans truly deserve this win, though for us, all three finalists are winners. All these kids are fresh talent entering the industry. The team has performed consistently and has made us proud. We wish them all luck for their future and their film assignment.''
Commenting on their achievement, the elated gang said, ''Initially we were shocked to hear Mr Shekhar's announcement on the set that we had not won the competition. However, later on, we learnt that we had won and he had played a prank on us. We thank Bindass and the entire production team for giving us the opportunity to showcase our talent on national television and we are eagerly looking forward to presenting our best comic performance.''
Judged by noted television personality Shekhar Suman and actor, director and theatre personality Makrand Despande, the entire series saw two rounds - ''Shoot at Site'' and ''Jaldi Jugaad'' - being contested in each episode. While ''Shoot at Site'' was a pre-recorded gag, ''Jaldi Jugaad'' was an on-the-spot performance and had different themes for every episode. In addition, the final episode saw the gangs presenting a fun-filled and hilarious dance performance on select Bollywood chartbusters.
''Idea Hass Ley India Comedy Gang War'' had kicked off in January with stand-up comic enthusiasts auditioning across Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Kolkata, and giving their best comic acts to participate in this unique contest.