Kapil Sharma was once rejected as Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa host owing to his weight issues
Every actor works hard on themselves, whether in acting or even in their appearances. Since the glamour and glitz world is all about having good looks, there are plenty of actors who faced rejection due to the way they look. Not many had an easy route to success and one of them is the comedy show host of The Kapil Sharma Show, Kapil Sharma. The man who became a star from being nobody to now becoming the nation’s favourite also had his own share of struggles during the initial days of his career. Having said that, Kapil Sharma was once upon a time rejected due to his weight issues.
That’s right! The actor/host was asked to host the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa with Maniesh Paul. However, he was rejected due to his overweight issues where the production house asked him to reduce weight.
Narrating the incident to Zoom TV, Kapil said, “I said fine and they told me to meet a production house called BBC. I went to meet them and after looking at me, she said, ‘Aap bahut mote hain. Aap thoda wazan kamm karo (You are very fat. Lose some weight).’ I told the channel about what she told me, said, ‘What is all this?’ But the channel called her, told her ‘the guy is good, let’s get him on board as host, he’ll lose the weight later.” Even though he didn’t bag JDJ, in return, he negotiated a comedy show, which is now called The Kapil Sharma Show which he is successfully running with his team purely based on his talent.
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“I enjoyed doing standup, sketch comedy, costume comedy. So I planned to bring together all the elements I am good at, put them in one show. I made the pitch, they asked me how long it would be. I gave them the lowdown. After standup, gags, celebrity interviews and all, five minutes’ time still remained. But when the show was shot, it went up to 120 minutes. They wanted just 70 minutes of content,” Kapil Sharma said.
Kapil Sharma’s show is currently airing on Sony TV on Saturday and Sunday.