‘I want to do a comedy film with Govinda’
We share a good equation. We also improvise a lot on stage, and make fun of ourselves — khud ki taang kheench lete hain. For instance, in the first episode we played on our alleged rivalry by saying ‘Main paise ke liye aaya (on Kapil’s show), izzat toh jaati jaati rehti hai’. In a recent episode, I said, ‘Maine tere liye apna poora character badla’. The best thing about Kapil is that when I come on stage, he stands up and gives me the chair to sit. He gives so much respect and space, I didn’t know this about him. was very different — loud, and over-the-top. But abhi thehraav ke saath karta hoon. The credit goes to Bharat Kukreti (content director), Kapil and writer Vankush. During the rehearsals and on stage, Kapil tells me to do subdued comedy. Kisi aur ke territory mein jaake apna style change karna is extremely challenging. For me, the most important thing was acceptance from the audience and I am happy they are appreciating it.
When I started out with Comedy Circus, I was an actor, not a stand-up comedian. My partner Sudeshji (Lehri) used to teach me. Kapil and I were competitors on that show, but I would learn looking at him. They are the real stand-ups. Kapil has grown a lot, when I watch him ‘live’, he is fantastic. He is so good at doing things impromptu, interacting with the audience, interviewing the celebrities, woh uski power hai. So many times Kapil and I burst out laughing on the stage, especially when we play KBC where he plays this character Rajesh Arora. He is a wonderful guy. When Rohit Shetty came on the show, he said, there is nobody better than Krushna and Kapil in comedy and that was the biggest compliment. comedy karne aaya hi nahin tha. I am enjoying my space.
I enjoyed the episode when Ajay Devgn had come to promote Total Dhamaal. We really did dhamaal and while going, Ajay told me he wants to cast me in his next!
I am hosting one of my favourite shows OMG! Yeh Mera India. I have just done the fifth season. Then there is a web series, a horror comedy that I am doing with Tusshar and Mallika Sherawat. Farhad (Samji), who directed me in Entertainment (2014), is helming the series and it is great fun.