Today, Kapil Sharma is one of the biggest names in the television industry. He has a show to his name which is quite popular among Bollywood stars to promote their films. But things were not always like this for Kapil. He had to struggle a lot to reach the place he currently enjoys. Recently, in an interview, he revealed that once he was asked to lose weight to host the celebrity dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa.
KAPIL SHARMA WAS ASKED TO LOSE WEIGHT TO HOST JHALAK DIKHLA JAA
Kapil Sharma currently hosts The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony TV. Earlier, he hosted the show with the name Comedy Nights With Kapil on Colors TV. Before landing the Colors TV show, the comedian was offered to host the celebrity dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa on the channel. However, he experienced an unpleasant incident during a meeting for the same. In a recent interview, he recalled the incident and revealed that he was asked to lose weight to host the show.
He said, “I went to the Colors office as they had called me to talk about hosting a show. I asked them which one? They said Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. They told me that Maniesh Paul and I would host it.”
He added, “They, then, asked me to meet the officials of a production house called BBC. I went to meet them, and after looking at me, one of their officials said, ‘Aap bahut mote hain. Aap thoda wazan kamm karo.’ I told the channel about what she told me and said ‘what is all this?’ The channel called the lady and told her ‘the guy is good. Let’s get him onboard as host. He’ll lose weight later’.”
HOW DID KAPIL LAND HIS OWN SHOW?
But if you think that this was a bitter experience for Kapil Sharma altogether, then it’s not right. During their meeting, he asked the production house, “Why don’t you think about making a comedy show?” The production house gave him two weeks to prepare his pitch for the show.
Talking about it, Kapil said, “I enjoyed doing stand-up, sketch comedy, …….