Recently, the comedian-actor Kapil Sharma made an appearance on Kareena Kapoor Khan’s talk show What Women Want. On the show, Kapil talked about his film Zwigato, the current state of comedy in India, and many more things. He revealed that comedians have to think before they say something because anything can offend anyone. Kareena asked about how comedy has evolved in the last 10 years.
Kapil replied that comedy has changed a lot and they have to think a lot before writing the script. He added that he comes from a Punjabi family, and in their culture, the bride’s side would tease the groom and also call him out with names.
He went on to say that “body shaming” and other such things used to be part of their culture; however, in the current times, it’s called body shaming.
Kapil revealed that he was told by the channel not to use the word “paagal” in the show. When he questioned them about it, they explained that real people who are called by that name are offended. He stated that sometimes he feels that “we’re moving backward.”.
He then recalled Javed Akhtar’s words, which the lyricist had said in an interview. Kapil said that Javed Akhtar once said that he couldn’t write the dialogues in Sholay where Dharmendra talks to Hema Malini hiding behind the statue of Lord Shiv in the movie as it would hurt people’s sentiments.
Kapil has been reprimanded on several occasions for body-shaming show participants, including his co-comedian Sumona Chakravarti.
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