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Why’s Kapil Sharma insecure, asks Krushna Abhishek

In an interview, Krushna said that Kapil was upset that big stars started appearing on Comedy Nights Bachao, another show of Krushna’s.

tv Updated: Feb 01, 2016 17:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Kapil Sharma,Krushna Abhishek,Comedy Nights With Kapil
Krushna’s Comedy Nights Live replaced Comedy Nights With Kapil. (Colors TV)

After taking jibes at actor-comedian Kapil Sharma in his new TV show — Comedy Nights Live, actor-comedian Krushna Abhishek has now called Kapil insecure and criticised him for quitting the channel.

In an interview to entertainment portal —, Krushna said that Kapil was upset that big stars started appearing on Comedy Nights Bachao, another show of Krushna’s.

“Kapil had a problem when big stars started coming to my show (Comedy Nights Bachao) as well. He shouldn’t have left the channel, who made him into a big brand. He forgot that when Shah Rukh Khan (actor) visited his show for the first time, it was due to the channel and not him. Why couldn’t he have had a healthy competition with me? Why did he run away? Why did he feel so insecure? He is such a talented artiste. I thought he will fight back,” Krushna said. Criticising Kapil for quitting, he said , “Woh toh maidan chhod ke chala gaya. I can eat the entire cake now,”

He added, “I think it happened when SRK came to my show. It would have been better if Kapil had concentrated on bettering his content, it had become monotonous.”

Kapil could not be reached for a comment.

Read: 5 reasons why Comedy Nights Live is a fail

Read: Kapil-Krushna rivalry behind the end of Comedy Nights with Kapil?

Actors from the two shows react

Kiku Sharda (who essayed the role of Palak in Comedy Nights With Kapil): It is his viewpoint. We have respected the channel and the channel has respected the talent. I don’t know if someone has told him something. The entire fraternity has a lot of respect for Kapil, he is the biggest comic talent in the country. Whatever you say is not going to take away from Kapil. The whole Krushna- Bharti gang is very talented. This is just a passing phase.

Rashami Desai (who mocked Kapil’s famous Babaji ka Thullu gesture in the first episode of Comedy Nights Live): All the other actors are doing it too. I don’t think Kapil will mind it because he takes everything in a sporting manner. He himself is so spontaneous that I am sure he understands everything about comedy very well. Yashika Mathur

Kapil Sharma with his team of Comedy Nights With Kapil. (Colors TV)

Jibes taken at Kapil Sharma

On the very first episode of Comedy Nights Live (CNL), host Krushna Abhishek couldn’t help but take potshots at comedian Kapil Sharma and his show Comedy Nights With Kapil (CNWK). The show’s guest, actor Madhuri Dixit Nene, was also party to the jokes. When Madhuri asked Krushna why he was sitting on the floor, he replied, “Jab main bada aadmi ban jaunga tab akad ke upar baithunga,” he said while pointing towards Kapil’s chair. Bharti Singh, another comedian, came as the son of Bitoo Sharma (Kapil’s character in CNWK). Recently, even actor Salman Khan slammed Kapil’s show. “Ab woh show nahi raha. Ab ek aur show aa raha hai, usse better aur usse bhari,” he said at the season finale of Bigg Boss.

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First Published: Feb 01, 2016 17:31 IST