If there is one artist who's taught Indians how to laugh out loud, 33-year-old TV star Kapil Sharma could easily be the funniest men around doing it. He's irreverent, insulting mostly, and has roasted quite a few reputations in his show, Comedy Nights With Kapil. Still, it is one show that has single-handedly rewritten the rules of celebrity quotient for all of us. Ranked 33rd on Forbes' top Indian celebrity list for 2014, now we hear he's shooting for Abbas-Mustan's next film. even lending his voice for a song for it.
Here, we take a look at some of his most popular phrases that have sneaked into our daily conversations.
1. Babaji ka thullu
This is his most popular punch line. Ever since Comedy Nights With Kapil gained popularity, memes on 'Babaji ka thullu' flooded the social media. Even stars visiting the sets for promotion of their movies have begun using the phrase!
2. Ittu sa tha
'Ittu sa' comes handy every time we want to make somebody realise about their size. One of the star characters on Kapil's show is Dadi (played by Ali Asgar). The now famous dadi often shows off her overbearing 'senior-citizen' status on Bittu (Kapil) and his guests by insisting that she knew about them when they were 'ittu sa'.
3. Shagun ki pappi
Some stars love it and find it cute but most would run away from it, however they don't have a choice. Every celebrity who visits Comedy Nights with Kapil gets a forced kiss from Dadi. The kiss goes by the name 'shagun ki pappi' (kiss of good luck)!
4. Kaun hai yeh aadmi
Bittu's bua (played by Upasana Singh) is known for her false sense of self-appreciation. She hits on every man who visits Bittu's house. As soon as the guest refuses to fall for her, she turns to Kapil and asks, 'Bittu! Kaun hai ye aadmi? Mujhe isse baat nai karni.' (Who is this man? I don't want to talk to him.)