Actor and comedian Kapil Sharma has revealed that he once invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to appear as a guest on his comedy chat show, The Kapil Sharma Show. Kapil recalled their meeting, and said that he didn’t receive a firm ‘no’ from the PM. He said that he hopes that the PM reconsiders, and one day makes an appearance on the show.
Many well-known celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ram Charan, Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan have appeared on Kapil’s show to promote their films. The comedy show has a sit-down format, where multiple comedy sketches are presented by the cast. In an interview with Aaj Tak, Kapil revealed that he would love to host the Prime Minister.
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Kapil said, “Main personally jab mila Prime Minister Modi sahab se, toh maine unko bola bhi ki ‘sir kabhi humare show pe bhi aa jaiye aap’. Unhone mujhe mana bhi nahi kiya, unhone kaha, ‘abhi toh mere virodhi bohot comedy kar rahe hai…’ aise kuch bola. ‘Aayenge kabhi’. To unhone na nahi kiya. Wo aayenge toh humara saubhagya hai (When I had personally met Prime Minister Modi, I had told him, ‘Sir come on our show’. He didn’t say no, he said something like, ‘Right now my opposition is doing a lot of comedy’. Something like this he said, but he didn’t say ‘no’ either. We would be honoured to have him on the show).”
Kapil, who will next be seen in the film Zwigato, said he would like the world to see the PM’s lighter side. He said, “Main chahunga ki … lighter side logo ke saamne aaye. Toh log bhi dekhe mazedar, hassi mazak waali baatein (I would like people to see the fun, lighter side of him).”
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Kapil revealed that in January, during the inauguration of the Cinema Museum in Mumbai, PM Modi had addressed members of the film industry, and cracked many jokes. “Mumbai mein film museum ka udghaathan hua, toh Modi ji ne bade ache ache joke waha pe maare. Saari industry waha baithi hui thi. Toh main chahta hun ki wo thodi der ke liye jo aaye to jo hum hi logo ne dekha toh wo puri duniya dekhe. Main toh bulata rahunga unko (When the film museum was inaugurated in Mumbai, Modi ji had cracked very good jokes. The entire industry was sitting there. So, I want the world to see what we saw. I will keep inviting him).”
Kapil will soon be seen in director Nandita Das’ Zwigato, in which he plays the role of a food delivery executive.