When Kapil Sharma shot for a show minutes after finding about friend’s death: ‘I felt I won’t be able to do anything’

Comedian Kapil Sharma has been a popular name for more than a decade. When he turns one on Saturday, we return to the time when he opened up about the tough aspect of being a comedian. (Also read: TKSS: Yashpal jokes that women do not get close to him when they click on pictures)

Kapil came into the spotlight with his contribution to The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2007. He won the program and soon started his own TV show which gave him nationwide fame. His shows, Comedy Nights with Kapil, The Kapil Sharma Show and Family Times with Kapil have all had successful runs.

Asked about the time when you need to fight your own grief and make everyone laugh, Kapil Sharma told Zoom in an interview in 2020, “It happens sometimes. It depends on you, but sometimes you can not get your mind free from these things. You know, if something bad happens to you or if you just passed such a phase … It’s happened quite a few times. I recorded for Comedy Nights, it was a night recording and a friend called and said that a young friend of mine “I was 35 or 36. Suddenly I felt I would not be able to do anything now.”

He went on to say, “I went backstage, took a five minute break and even beat my friend because he called me then. I said to him ‘Why did you call me now, whatever needed to happen has already happened’. So you get upset sometimes.I think when you are on stage, whether it was Comedy Nights or Kapil Sharma Show, I think the stage has a certain magic that divine forces help you.You go there with a good intention, you want to get people to laugh. The divine power cools you down and things start. “

Kapil’s latest outing was the Netflix show I Am Not Done Yet. His next project is with Nandita Das.

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