YOU CANNOT ARREST A COMEDIAN: SAJID KHAN
Before turning to film direction, Sajid Khan was a famous TV show host and anchor, who was known for extensively using humour in his work. But in today’s day and age, when comedy and comedians often ruffle feathers, have people lost their sense of humour? “Yes,” he says. “That is true, especially when I look back at some of the work that we got away with, since S&P (standards and practices for television programmes) came in the late ’90s. It’s true that people have become very touchy about anything and everything,” adds Sajid, who’s best known for his comedy films such as Heyy Babyy (2007), Housefull (2010), and Housefull 2 (2012). Talking about stand-up comedians even getting arrested these days, Sajid vehemently says he doesn’t agree with that. “You can’t arrest a comedian. You have the option of boycotting his or her show, but can’t arrest them... I used to do selfcensorship as I decided that I won’t talk about sex, religion or politics as I don’t understand politics and religion and I don’t want to talk about sex,” he says.