India, April 4 -- Soon after the success of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Jitendra Kumar is back with co-star Neena Gupta in their new web show, Panchayat. The actor, who had played a gay man and romanced none other than Ayushmann Khurrana in the film, now turns a sulking panchayat secretary on the show. The actor is himself an IIT graduate and is happy to have found his footing in the industry.

In an interview to Hindustan Times, Jitendra opened up about his new show, working with Neena Gupta and Ayushmann Khurrana, and how's he is busy cleaning and cooking all by himself during lockdown. Excerpts:

How is Panchayat different from your previous shows?

The concept is quite different - most of the shows I have done were in the urban space...