Mufflerman Abhilash Thapliyal enters Bollywood 

Abhilash Thapliyal, the man behind popular gag Muffler-man has come out of the online space. This young RJ, host and voice over artist has taken his talent to another level by donning an actor’s hat. Abhilash will be seen in upcoming Bollywood flick ‘Makhna’ along with Taapsee Pannu and Saqib Saleem.

On getting the film Abhilash says,” I had performed a gag when director Amit Sharma was in Delhi to promote his movie ‘Tevar’ along with the cast. He loved the performance and we exchanged numbers. Out of the blue I got a call one day and he told me that I am doing a movie, apparently he had recommended me to Aleya, the Director of ‘Makhna’ and she thought I fit the bill.”

Abhilash continues,” I play Prashant, Sumit (Saqib’s) best friend in the film. Prashant is a stereotypical Delhi boy – loud and tacky. His sole aspiration in life is to become a property dealer. Sumit, on the other hand, is a gym trainer and wants to make it big in Bollywood. Sumit shares his life with Prashant. But a major twist changes everything in their life.”


Directed by Aleya Sen, ‘Makhna’ is produced by Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment and Films Ltd and is slated to release this year(2017).

Here is a profile for Abhilash:

Abhilash Thapliyal

Remember that kid who would be proudly called by  his parents and showed off to the guests for being funny and entertaining. The one who could mimic, crack a joke and pretend that the drawing room was his Filmfare stage. Well, meet that kid. Two decades down the line, that funny guy is ensuring that Mumbai has a KaanPhaad experience, every single day, on the city’s most ‘Bajaate Raho’  radio station – 93.5 Red FM, commanding a listener base of over 5 million.


Felicitations by Election Commission, the United Nations, and the Pakistan Embassy, prove his mettle as a serious ‘influencer’ on -air. Abhilash has also won ‘Oscars of Advertising’, the Goa fest Abby awards for most innovative radio show, while many of his campaigns were finalists at the prestigious NYF awards


A well-known voice on Nat Geo, Bindass, Fox History, Hungama, Cartoon Network, and many more, Abhilash has now become a recognisable face as well.


He is steadily becoming a TV and online sensation with his quirk and multi-faceted personalities, quite literally! From being a host for World Kabaddi League on Sony Six, Abhilash has now become a popular face on MTV. He has also been featured extensively on NDTV, CNN-IBN and KBC (2014).


Presently, with his innovative takes on Indian politics and everything else, his character ‘MufflerMan’ has gained cult status among internet users. The viral videos created by Abhilash are loved, and eagerly awaited by ‘aam aadmi‘, across the country.


Going beyond his on-air persona, Abhilash is a livewire with the GIMA Red Carpet (2016), Ghanta Awards (2016), India Film Project (2016) and international sport events such as F1 (2013), IPL (2013-14-15), to name a few.

 Online sensation, voice-over artist, and a mad host —- what next?


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