YOU CAN­NOT AR­REST A CO­ME­DIAN: SA­JID KHAN

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Prashant Singh

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.

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