Kapil Sharma reveals that he had performed for the Mumbai Indians team – Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Nita Ambani – early in his career and it was a DISASTER
Written by Swaati on January 30, 2022
There’s not a single stand-up comedian in the world who can claim that each and every show of his show has been a success. There are times when the gags and jokes of these entertainers don’t work on their audience and they don’t know what to do. Kapil Sharma on his Netflix show Kapil Sharma: I’m Not Done Yet has graciously narrated about one such experience. As expected, he raised laughs even while describing this incident.
Kapil Sharma said that after he achieved fame on ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’, cricketer Harbhajan Singh contacted him and asked him to perform for the players of the IPL team, Mumbai Indians. Kapil, naturally, got excited and agreed. He then said that when he reached the venue, only 15 people were present. However, it included imminent personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Nita Ambani, Sanath Jayasurya etc, besides Harbhajan Singh.
Unfortunately, Kapil Sharma’s jokes failed to work on this audience. Kapil stated that he has had a middle-class upbringing and hence, his jokes were also about the lives of the common man. In lighter vein, he said that such ‘aam aadmi’ jokes must have gone bouncer for Nita Ambani as she must not even know what is it to be poor!
Realizing that his stand-up has been a flop show, Kapil Sharma decided to run away from the venue. However, he was stopped and asked to have dinner and then leave. While he was having his meal, Harbhajan Singh walked up to him and asked him, “Aap TV pe toh kamaal hote ho par live mein (itne acche nahi ho)…hai na?” Kapil was so embarrassed that the moment Harbhajan turned around, he left.
Kapil Sharma then mentioned that he took ‘revenge’ from Bhajji a few days later. This was the day when the Mumbai Indians’ match was going on and Harbhajan Singh gave away 3-4 sixes in an over. Kapil immediately texted him, “Kabhi kabhi player net practise mein sahi khelta hai…but live (mein theek se nahi khel paata)”!