SunstarTV Bureau: Comedian Krushna Abhishek refuses to act for an episode of SONY TV’s ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ featuring his uncle, superstar Govinda, as a guest.
When Krushna learned about his uncle- Govinda Arun Ahuja’s appearance on the show, he voiced his reservations to the team and decided to sit this one out. A similar situation had played out last year when Govinda and his wife along with their daughter had visited the show.
Krishna expressed, “I learnt about Chi Chi mama (Govinda) coming on the show around 10 days ago. Since Sunita mami wasn’t accompanying him, the team thought that I would have no qualms performing. However, the incident has left a bad taste in my mouth. Last year, she didn’t want me to perform in front of them, but this time, I had reservations, I had a strong relationship with mama, and the enmity has affected me badly. When the relationship between two people is strained, it’s difficult to perform comedy. Besides, mama might take offence to my jokes. Achhi comedy ke liye set ka mahaul achha hona chahiye (good comedy needs conducive environment). I can vouch that it would have been like a house on fire even if I had performed as Krushna and not Sapna (the character he portrays on the show) with mama. I could have paid tribute to him on the show.”
Krushna and Govinda’s relationship has soured over the years, culminating in public fallout in 2018. Once he said in an interview, “I attempted to get in touch with uncle during the lockdown, but received no response, even when my son was ‘fighting for his life’ in the hospital.”