Govinda’s visit to the sets of Kapil Sharma’s show on Wednesday has reportedly left his nephew Krushna Abhishek fuming.
Krushna and Kapil are both hosts to comedy shows on rival channels. While Kapil hosts The Kapil Sharma Show, Krushank hosts Comedy Nights Live.
Krushna was upset that his uncle had chosen to feature in Kapil’s show instead of his, an Indian Express report said. Govinda was accompanied by his wife Sunita and daughter Tina on the show.
Krushna and Kapil have been touted as arch-rivals ever since Kapil Sharma was made to quit his hit show Comedy Nights with Kapil and Krushna bagged the same prime time slot with COLORS for his Comedy Nights Live. Kapil, moved on to Sony TV with most of his team and started The Kapil Sharma Show.
“I cracked a joke saying ‘Maine Govinda ko apna mama rakha hai’ (I have kept Govinda as my uncle) on my show, which did not go down well with him (Who is he referring to?). I tried to reason with him as it wasn’t in bad taste. In fact, it only raises my status by calling him my mama. It wasn’t derogatory at all. I have no qualms on being addressed as Govinda’s nephew; it is like my second identity. A star is free to go on other shows, but being family, I expected him to come to my show first. He is behaving like a superstar now and not my Chi Chi mama,” the report quoted Krushna as saying.
Govinda isn’t a happy man either; he was apparently annoyed with the comedian for his comments. “Krushna has been making money by insulting others on television. I was extremely upset with the Mama rakha hai remark and summoned him home. I told him that he should refrain from making such statements in the garb of gags as they could be humiliating. But Sunita told me to let him work and I relented as that’s how he is making money. I am used to reading good, bad and ugly things about myself, but it’s annoying to have a family member making a personal interaction public. That’s unacceptable. I can’t trust him anymore,” the Indian Express quoted the actor as saying.
Govinda also said that Krushna hankered after people who were doing well. “I have seen the way Krushna roasts the Khans — Salman and Shah Rukh. He is very respectful. He respects the ‘good’ time of a person and not the artiste.”
Govinda also told the English daily that he would go on Krushna’s show when his time is good and is not willing to change his nature for a show. “I understand that’s his professional hazard, but I can’t be a part of it,” he said.
As for Kapil, he couldn’t have been more thrilled to host the Kill Dill star. “You are like my guru. I have learnt a lot from you and I love you,” he said to Govinda.
The Kapil Sharma show featuring Govinda airs this Sunday night.
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