By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: On 16 December, Kapil Sharma of Comedy Nights would be performing at a charity concert in Delhi in aid of distressed women and children. The concert is being organized by a BJP worker Anurag Thakur (son of the former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh Prem Kumar Dhumal).
Kapil wants to make it clear that he has no political affiliations. “I am doing this concert because Anurag is a friend. More importantly, it’s for a good cause. However if people choose to see a political relevance in this, what can I do? I can’t stop living my life the way I want to because of the criticism. I want to bring a smile on everyone’s face. But I know everyone doesn’t have to feel the same way about me.”
What better candidate for Indian of The Year? CNN-IBN has nominated Kapil for the honour.
Says Kapil Sharma with unstoppable pride, “When I saw my name for Indian of the Year along with Farhan Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Shahrukh Khan and the team of the film The Lunchbox I was clean-bowled. I never expected I’d one day be mentioned in the same breath as these achievers. It feels good. But it also puts a big responsibility on my shoulders. I have to keep generating laughter constantly. It isn’t easy.We are trying to introduce new means of entertainment on my show.”