Kiku Sharda: People should leave Kapil alone
Comedian-actor Kiku Sharda says Kapil Sharma needs a complete break from work to recuperate. He also talks about doing a movie and a sit-com during the break of The Kapil Sharma Show.Updated: Sep 12, 2017 16:24 IST
Though The Kapil Sharma Show (TKSS) is off air for some time, Kiku Sharda is still a busy man. The comedian, who is working on a sit-com and has a movie ready for release, says that things are “not as planned as it seems”.
“In the past too, I have done serials including Akbar Birbal and FIR while being part of Kapil’s show. It’s a coincidence that TKSS is off air at this time and these two projects are happening. People keep asking me, ‘if I have moved on’, which isn’t the case. I have to keep clarifying that I am still a part of TKSS and we will be back soon,” clarifies Kiku.
As stories about Kapil’s bad health are doing the rounds, is the team of TKSS worried about the whole scenario? “I am not worried. He is fine but is unwell due to a lot of pressure he took on himself. He was shooting for his film, which he is producing as well, and then he had the show to handle too. He needs to calm himself down. He is talented and will come back soon to rock the show once again,” he says.
The comedian-actor says he isn’t in touch with Kapil while he is recuperating. “If we keep checking on him and talking about work, then how will he get the rest he needs? People should leave him alone. The idea is to let him be for a month-and-a-half, and let him feel better.”
Kiku admits that he is in touch with comedian-actor Sunil Grover, too, after the latter exited TKSS. “We are friends and will remain friends. I respect his stand and he does mine. It is our individual call and we don’t interfere in each other’s work or decisions.”
Though he is a popular actor on television, Kiku says, TV and movies are mediums with wide reach and one shouldn’t compare the two. “To call doing films upgrade from TV wouldn’t be right because TV is huge too. What I like about films is that a story wraps up in three hours while on TV that is not the case. I do want to work in both mediums. Also, I don’t end up playing a woman in a film (laughs),” he signs off.
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First Published: Sep 12, 2017 16:23 IST