Kapil Sharma and Krushna Abhishek are two best comedians in the industry. Their rivalry is known to everyone! But of late, they have turned friends. Krushna is seen in Kapil's show, The Kapil Sharma Show, in which he is seen playing the role of Sapna, a beauty parlour owner. He was also seen praising Kapil, during his wedding and on social media. In an interview to DNA, Krushna reveals why he did The Kapil Sharma Show, about his equation with Kapil and more!
What Prompted Krushna To Take Up TKSS?
When asked what prompted Krushna to take up Kapil's show, he told DNA, "I didn't have any personal rivalry with him. Even in my interviews, I would say that. Whatever rivalry we had was in connection with the ratings of our shows. Both of us wanted our shows to be the best and rank high on the charts."
‘We Have Always Been Respectful Of Each Other’
"Whatever he or I may have said at that time, when my father passed away, he immediately called me. We have always been respectful of each other. When I was offered The Kapil Sharma Show, I thought Bharti (Singh) bhi hai saath mein, so it will be good. The three of us had done Comedy Circus together and this would be a reunion. I hadn't met Kapil for a long time, but first meeting mein hi the ice was broken."
‘I Don’t Have To Butter Him Up’
About the show and his equation with Kapil on the show, he said, "The show is doing fantastic and it's wonderful coming back with him and Bharti. Kapil works so hard. I have seen that during the rehearsals, he works on everything not just his entries, but even ours. Jaate jaate do-teen punches bhi de jaata hai. This is my genuine feedback. I don't have to butter him up. We share a good equation."
How Kapil & Krushna Pull Each Other’s Legs On The Show?
He also revealed as to how they troll each other on the show. Krushna told the leading daily, "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."
If the viewers have noticed, Krushna's way of doing comedy has changed. When asked about the same, he said, "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."
What Changes Krushna Has Seen In Kapil?
Krushna has seen Kapil since Comedy Circus days. When asked what changes has he noticed in Kapil, Krushna said, "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. 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."