Krushna says he has learnt a lot from Kapil

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

Co­me­di­ans Krushna Ab­hishek (left) and Kapil Sharma (right) are ru­moured to have an in­tense ri­valry, but Krushna feels oth­er­wise. He be­lieves that Kapil’s ef­forts have changed the game for en­ter­tain­ers on TV.

“Kapil is a great stand-up artist; very good with his work and that’s why he is a star,” says Krushna. “I am happy be­cause the en­ter­tain­ment busi­ness has reached a new level, be­cause of him. There was a time when peo­ple used to think that en­ter­tain­ment stars are worth only `10,000 - `20,000. But now, we as en­ter­tain­ers are the high­est paid peo­ple on tele­vi­sion, way more than lead­ing TV ac­tors also. You look at our billing and it’s in crores,” says Krushna.

It will be quite some­thing to have the two on-stage to­gether, feels Krushna. “Ek din jab main aur Kapil stage pe khade honge, to woh show duniya dekhne aayegi. I have learnt a lot from him on our show Com­edy Cir­cus,” says Krushna, who is cur­rently seen in the show The Drama Com­pany, which airs on the same chan­nel as The Kapil Sharma show.

How­ever Krushna ex­plains that he ini­tially had a prob­lem with Kapil. “Com­edy Cir­cus waale usko jita dete the. I was the win­ner of Com­edy Cir­cus and I still did not have a prob­lem when he started win­ning. But when he started drop­ping and still was an­nounced the win­ner. That was wrong,” he says.

PHOTO: SHIVAM SAX­ENA/HT

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