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Jamie Lever: People welcomed me, thanks to my father’s hard work

Actor-Comedienne Jamie Lever talks about kick-starting her career in the entertainment industry and how her father, Johnny Lever’s reputation gave her the much needed push.

tv Updated: Mar 17, 2017 18:41 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
Comedienne Jamie Lever will be seen hosting a reality singing show for kids.
Comedienne Jamie Lever will be seen hosting a reality singing show for kids.(Yogen Shah)

Comedienne Jamie Lever, who has made a mark for herself in the industry, admits that the audience has accepted her with a lot of warmth because of her father Johnny Lever’s stature and goodwill.

“The credit goes to my father and the efforts that he has put in to entertain people. When an actor does comedy, there is an instant connect and audiences think he’s one of them. My dad has never been Johnny sir but Johnny bhai. So that friendly relation with the fans is always there. Thus, people also took me as their daughter, because main ‘johhny bhai’ ki beti hun, (I’m Johnny Bhai’s daughter),” says Jamie, who will be seen hosting the reality show Sabse Bade Kalakar.

However, Jamie, who also shared screen space with actor comedian Kapil Sharma in his debut film Kis Kisko Pyaar Karun, says that she had to continuously prove herself ever since she began her career. “People welcomed and accepted me, but I had to prove myself.It wasn’t easy for me, and I feel it is only fair for me to do that. I’m happy that I got the opportunity to do it,” she says.

On being asked what does she enjoy more — being part of a reality show or do stand up comedy — Jamie shares, “I started off doing stand-up comedy. Performing for live audience has always been my thing. The first big show I did was comedy circus, which was also in front of live audience and that’s something I’ve always enjoyed. If I get an opportunity to do a televised show, I would give a shot. But for a comedian, to stand in front of an audience and perform is something that comes naturally.”

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First Published: Mar 17, 2017 18:35 IST

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