Did Kapil let success get to his head?



Showbiz is one of the biggest ruling professions today. It is a part of almost everybody’s life to watch movies or TV shows. However, we often forget that people who work in these TV shows and in movies are just like us. The only difference between them and us is the profession and the fame it brings. Every person who acts or works for a movie or a TV show deserves to be treated and respected equally, regardless of which character they portray. It is because of the contribution and work of every member of the crew and cast that a show or a movie is successful. The task of every participant is important and essential.

Various stories of Kapil Sharma’s arrogance have been heard since his rise to fame. The quality of his comedy has changed dramatically with time. In his show, we have often witnessed him slapping his co-actors in the act while nobody slaps him back. Don’t such performances convey a wrong message? Some viewers have found it degrading but such acts have been a part of the Indian cinema since long. The main lead would be the best looking, the most powerful and would have the prettiest girl. This parallelism between life and fantasy is very misleading as we start judging people on the basis of their outer beauty.

Recently, on an Air India flight from Melbourne to Mumbai via Delhi, Kapil was accused of getting drunk, physical assaulting and verbally abusing his co- actor Sunil Grover. Reports fired when Sunil Grover quit the show. Kapil took it to twitter to share his side of the story and apologize to Sunil but the apology. Sunil replied to Kapil on social media in which he praised his work and hard work but asked him to not act like God. They have been meeting and trying to sort the issue out. Meanwhile, other actors of the show Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar have decided to boycott it. They have refused to shoot for the show considering the current circumstances.An anonymous source that was traveling on the same Air India flight has come forward to shed more light on the incident. Apparently, Kapil was intoxicated after consuming an entire bottle of whiskey. While the team started eating, Kapil was still finishing the alcohol. He got furious and shouted “Jab maine khaana shuru nahi kiya toh tum logo ne kaise le liya khaana?” (How can you eat when I haven’t). The shocked cabin crew tried to return their food trays to the cabin crew and Sunil Grover attempted to solve the situation by trying to calm Kapil down. Kapil shouted at Sunil, pulled his collar, and slapped him. He also took off his shoe and hit Sunil with it. Sunil maintained his calm and asked Kapil to not create a scene. During this, a female member of Kapil’s team was also hit. The ruckus was so loud that it was audible to the passengers in the airplane. The team was requested to calm Kapil down to which they refused, as they were scared of him. As per the source, Kapil continued to yell at his team, “Tum logon ko maine banaya hai. Sabka career khatam kar dunga. Tum TV waale kya samajhte ho? Sabko nikaal dunga main” (I made your careers and I can end it. I have the authority to fire you all). He repeatedly shouted at Sunil Grover, “Gaya tha na tu toh. Aaya na waapas mere hi paas” (You left and failed and came back to me, didn’t you?). Even after being warned that security would be called against Kapil, he didn’t stop and continued to shout about how he had made everyone’s career and has the power to end it.

An anonymous source that was traveling on the same Air India flight has come forward to shed more light on the incident. Apparently, Kapil was intoxicated after consuming an entire bottle of whiskey. While, the team started eating, Kapil was still finishing the alcohol. He got furious and shouted “Jab maine khaana shuru nahi kiya toh tum logo ne kaise le liya khaana?” (How can you eat when I haven’t). The shocked, cabin crew tried to return their food trays to the cabin crew and Sunil Grover attempted to solve the situation by trying to calm Kapil down. Kapil shouted at Sunil, pulled his collar, and slapped him. He also took off his shoe and hit Sunil with it. Sunil maintained his calm and asked Kapil to not create a scene. During this, a female member of Kapil’s team was also hit. The ruckus was so loud that it was audible to the passengers in the airplane. The team was requested to calm Kapil down to which they refused, as they were scared of him. As per the source, Kapil continued to yell at his team, “Tum logon ko maine banaya hai. Sabka career khatam kar dunga. Tum TV waale kya samajhte ho? Sabko nikaal dunga main” (I made your careers and I can end it. I have the authority to fire you all). He repeatedly shouted at Sunil Grover, “Gaya tha na tu toh. Aaya na waapas mere hi paas” (You left and failed and came back to me, didn’t you?). Even after being warned that security would be called against Kapil, he didn’t stop and continued to shout about how he had made everyone’s career and has the power to end it.

The sheer arrogance shown by Kapil in his behaviour on the flight clearly shows what his perspective about his co-actors is. The putting down act on the show, perhaps, can be justified but the behavior on the flight shows how people who work for/beside the main lead are not considered important enough and are shown ‘their true place’.

A different side of the ‘successful comedian’ has come forward. The public is furious about Kapil’s behavior as well and people have taken it to social media to express their respective opinions about the same. They have claimed how his arrogance would soon finish his career and how it is evident that his show has already degraded in quality and humor. We are yet to find out if Sunil Grover would accept Kapil’s apology and what further developments would take place. For now, the situation is messy and Kapil is in a bad, dirty spotlight.

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