‘Kapil just gives one-lin­ers, I’m a per­former’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur

Krushna Ab­hishek doesn’t like to be known as a standup co­me­dian. He prefers call­ing him­self “an ac­tor who does comedy.” And Krushna gives a damn when peo­ple com­pare him with ri­val co­me­dian-ac­tor Kapil Sharma, be­cause he be­lieves that there is noth­ing worth com­par­ing be­tween the two. “I never com­pare my­self with Kapil. We have to­tally dif­fer­ent styles. Kapil just gives one-lin­ers, I do per­for­mances. Let’s be practical and gen­uine. Does he per­form for one hour in his show? I per­form for one hour. That’s the dif­fer­ence be­tween us,” says Krushna.

The ac­tor says that standup comedy was never his thing in the first place, so he has no rea­sons to be in­se­cure. “Peo­ple say that I have prob­lem with Kapil but it’s not true. I never wanted to be a stand-up co­me­dian. It’s just that I did so much comedy that I went into the zone of stand-up comedy,” he says.

Krushna’s new show The Drama Com­pany has also en­tered the same chan­nel as Kapil’s show. How will he build a bond with the au­di­ence? “Peo­ple are bored of ac­tors get­ting in­ter­viewed. If you want to see ac­tors get­ting in­ter­viewed, then you would watch Koffee with Karan. The ques­tions you ask the stars also get repet­i­tive. So we had to be dif­fer­ent. We thought why not bring theatre to tele­vi­sion,” Krushna says.

“The show will start with a play. Guests will act in it. And later, there will be fun in­ter­ac­tions,” he shares.

“LET’S BE GEN­UINE. DOES KAPIL PER­FORM FOR ONE HOUR IN HIS SHOW? I PER­FORM FOR ONE HOUR. THAT’S THE DIF­FER­ENCE BE­TWEEN US,” SAYS KRUSHNA

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

Krushna Ab­hishek (Left) and Kapil Sharma

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