Superwoman will tweak her jokes for shows in India

  • Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2015 23:22 IST

After Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan gave her his jacket and Madhuri Dixit decided to work with her in one of her videos last year, comedian Superwoman Aka Lily Singh's cult fan following grew in no time at all.

The 26-year-old Canadian of Indian origin is on her maiden four-city tour in the country. The "super excited" Lily, who'll be performing at a time when stand-up comics and comic acts have come under heavy scrutiny, knows of the controversies and feels that comics need to establish a connect with their audience, and their sensibilities. "I don't think I am the right person to give you an opinion of what's right or wrong here in this country. I mean, I don't see the challenges faced by millions of people here on a daily basis. I'm a firm believer of the fact that someone can't go to the other side of the globe and tell them what's wrong about them. Each country has its own set of challenges. North America has its own challenges," she said, further adding that her content will be different from what is aired on YouTube.

"Yeah, there will be small tweaks in my content. But, for instance, I am talking about relationships, so it's not like I won't talk about them here. It's not like Indians don't have relationships (laughs), but there will be a slightly different treatment. It will be more to suit them. You know a lot of Hindi, Punjabi and Bollywood jokes (laughs)," she said.

A self-confessed Bollywood fan, Lily also met filmmaker Rohit Shetty and actors Varun Dhawan and Kareena Kapoor Khan recently. The comedian wishes for the entire Bollywood brigade to attend her show. "I just met Kareena. She's just sweet, she's totally awesome. And I just love Bollywood, I'd love to have all of them over (for her show)," she concluded.

On her tour to India, Superwoman will perform in Delhi (May 21), Bangalore (May 24), Mumbai (May 22) and Hyderabad (May 23).

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