I’m an accidental comedian, says Kapil Sharma at FLO event

Hyderabad: The FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) on Monday held an interactive session with renowned comedian Kapil Sharma, who was in conversation with FLO chairperson Shubhraa Maheshwari.

Speaking to over 450 FLO members, Kapil Sharma said he never dreamt of becoming a comedian and it happened accidentally.

“You can even call me an ‘accidental comedian’. Initially, I wanted to become a police officer like my father. Later, I wanted to become a singer. When I went to college, I wanted to become a theatre personality. Now, I am in front of you as a comedian,” he said.

He said that at one stage, he wanted to become a fighter pilot and was also equally certain that he wanted to pursue music. “Punjab to Mumbai, college to stand-up comedian, singer to acting, nothing was planned. It just happened and happened for good,” he said.

Kapil said that it was difficult to make people laugh, especially in this era of social media. Talking about using men instead of women in some characters of his show, he said, “When we use men for such characters, we get some liberty to use extra dialogues and it works out well.”

He also discussed a phase wherein he was depressed and credited his wife for helping him overcome it, as he couldn’t discuss it with anyone else.

Trying his best to converse in English, he said: “May God grant you the strength to understand my English…the British ruled us so we speak English. Had it been ‘ulta’ and India had ruled the world, the whole world would have known Hindi and I wouldn't have had to face the problem.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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