With Govinda going against his own nephew by choosing to appear on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ instead of ‘Comedy Nights Live’ hosted by Krushna Abhishek, the standup comedian has confessed how hurt he is with his Chi Chi Mama’s decision.
Krushna said, “Somehow our dates didn’t seem to match. I messaged him again four days ago, but to my shock, I learnt that he and his wife were shooting with Kapil on Wednesday. I was aghast as I expected him to support his nephew.”
Now most people might start assuming that the popularity of the shows has affected Govinda’s decision but it’s not. The actor is upset with his nephew for taking digs at him on his show. Krushna has revealed, “I cracked a joke saying ‘Maine Govinda ko apna mama rakha hai’ on my show, which did not go down well with him. I tried to reason with him saying that it wasn’t in bad taste. In fact, it only raises my status by calling him my mama. It wasn’t derogatory at all. I have no qualms on being addressed as Govinda’s nephew; it is like my second identity. A star is free to go on other shows, but being family, I expected him to come to my show first. He is behaving like a superstar now and not my Chi Chi mama.”
Govinda too had something to say about the controversy, “Krushna has been making money by insulting others on television. I was extremely upset with the ‘Mama rakha hai’ remark and summoned him home”. He added, “I told him that he should refrain from making such statements in the garb of gags as they could be humiliating. But Sunita told me to let him work and I relented as that’s how he is making money. I am used to reading good, bad and ugly things about myself, but it’s annoying to have a family member making a personal interaction public. That’s unacceptable. I can’t trust him anymore.”
Letting everything out, Govinda continued, “I have seen the way Krushna roasts the Khans — Salman and Shah Rukh. He is very respectful. He respects the ‘good’ time of a person and not the artiste. Maybe, I will go on his show when my time is good. I can’t change my nature overnight to suit the format of a show. I understand that’s his professional hazard, but I can’t be a part of it.”
When asked whether he would ever want to be on Krushna’s show, he replied, “I may, but I will charge a hefty price for it; probably triple the money I charge normally. I want him to feel the pinch. I would also like to insult him and his team back on the show to give them a taste of their own medicine (laughs!).”
He further adds, “I appeared on his show two years ago to promote my music album and found the script too insulting. It seemed as if Krushna wanted to say that my time is over and I should rather retire. Later, I hired the services of a writer working with him to work on my home production. The writer backed out at the last minute saying that he is making more money working with Krushna. I don’t understand the jealousy when we are not competitors.”