‘Co­me­di­ans are earn­ing well’

Kapil Sharma is happy to see co­me­di­ans ‘fi­nally get the re­spect’ they al­ways de­served

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - An­juri Na­yar Singh

With com­edy shows reign­ing the tube, ac­tor-co­me­dian Kapil Sharma (right) says he is glad the genre has made a place for it­self in the in­dus­try.

“Yeh achi baat hai ki In­dia mein co­me­di­ans kama ra­hein hain (It’s great to see that in In­dia, co­me­di­ans are earn­ing well). It didn’t hap­pen ear­lier. There would be shows with dif­fer­ent char­ac­ters and in be­tween, a co­me­dian would be called as a filler. But now, com­edy is get­ting re­spect,” says Kapil.

Talk­ing about the chal­lenges, he says all that’s re­quired is for one to be ob­ser­vant. “You need to ob­serve peo­ple and give your best. When you no­tice new things, these will give you con­tent to talk about. Of course, there is no al­ter­na­tive to hard work. It’s im­por­tant to be fo­cussed on your work. There will al­ways be el­e­ments that will dis­tract you, but you should not lose fo­cus,” he says.

Mean­while along with his on­go­ing com­edy show, The Kapil Sharma Show, he has a few other projects lined up as well. “There are a few things in pro­duc­tion. I’m also mak­ing a film — a satire on the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem,” he says. “I don’t like to plan too much. There are some things which must be left to fate. Abhi tak bhi mere saath sab acha hua hai and aage bhi acha hi hoga (So far, only good things have hap­pened to me, and I’m sure that will con­tinue),” he adds.

THE AC­TOR-CO­ME­DIAN RE­CALLS THAT EAR­LIER, THERE WOULD BE SHOWS WITH DIF­FER­ENT CHAR­AC­TERS AND IN BE­TWEEN, A CO­ME­DIAN WOULD BE CALLED AS A FILLER

PHOTO: SHIVAM SAXENA/HT

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