Sidhu paaji will always be number 1, can’t compete with him: Mika

  • Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2016 10:09 IST
The 38-year-old singer says that he has nothing but a lot of “respect” for Sidhu. (HT Photo)

Singer Mika Singh who replaced Navjot Singh Sidhu on the recently launched Comedy Nights Live, does not want to be compared with the former cricketer. The 38-year-old singer says that he has nothing but a lot of “respect” for Sidhu.

“He is a legend and I don’t want to compete with him. Unka style bilkul alag hai and no one can even come close to that. He will always be number one. I’m not competing against Sidhu paji in any way,” he says, further explaining why he couldn’t say no to the show.

“I have known them (comedians Krushna Abhishek, Bharti Singh and Sudesh Lahiri; the team of the new show) for a long time and I just couldn’t say no to them. Plus, who would say no to a show which promises to make you laugh. I was getting a front row ticket to that,” adds the singer.

Read: 5 reasons why Comedy Nights Live is a failure

Mika also dismissed the theory that the new show is a copy of comedian Kapil Sharma’s Comedy nights with Kapil. “It’s a case of apples and oranges. The two are very different from each other in the way they are presented. So, it is not fair to compare the two shows,” he says. “It’s like comparing my singing with that of Arijeet (Singh). Both are good in their own way and it’s foolish to even compare whose voice is better. Obviously there are die-hard fans of Kapil who won’t like the new show at first, but I am sure with time they too will like it,” he adds.

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