36 years old Kapil Sharma when comes on stage he can make anyone laugh and leave all smiles. But as they say, there is a little tear behind every laugh and a sadness after every happiness. India’s most celebrated comedian too has an emotional story to tell.
In his personal life, Kapil has seen many ups and downs like any common man. but this story is inspirational as it narrates how with his uniques talent of making people laugh made him a star and a rich from the rag.
There was a time when he prayed for his father’s death. But why? What made him did so? In an interview with The Times of India, Kapil has said about his father that:
“I spent less time with my father earlier, but I spent time with him in his last days, when we had taken him to AIIMS for his treatment. Every parent has expectations from their children to go and earn. But he was very large-hearted and never expected anything from me. Though on my own, I started working for a PCO, post-Class X, to make my pocket money. I now miss him, but at that time I would scold him and say, ‘Daddy, you don’t look after yourself and that is why you got cancer.’ Seeing him in so much pain, I prayed to God to take him. At that time, we were left with no money and were staying in a rented place. My mother tells me that for the first two days after getting his salary every month, he would drink and have chicken at home and then work for the rest of the month. Today whenever something good happens, I miss him. Had he been alive, I would have brought the best scotch for him in his life. I cried a lot when I came to know that he had cancer. I once caught him drinking but he would say, ‘Forget it, I have to die anyway. I could not show him my emotions much as he was a police guy and so I grew up feeling scared of him. Of course, as I became older I understood how, in reality, he was actually very sweet and not scary. I once saw Naseer Sahab’s play, where he keeps telling his son all his life to switch off lights when he leaves the room, but he never does that. Then one day, his father dies and without realizing, he starts switching off the lights automatically. You realize later how you get your father’s qualities without realizing it. There was a Fruitwala in Amritsar, who was his friend. This man used to own a Contessa and would trade in almonds from across the border and would often give some to my father, till one day when he lost everything and started selling fruits. Every month, my father would give him a bottle of alcohol. When daddy died, I would continue going to him during his Shraadh, and e day, he had shown me his pictures from an old Sandook, where he was doing street plays. And, like him, I don’t get worried easily. For instance, I remember when my set had caught fire, everyone was hassled, but I felt, ‘Thank God we did not get hurt.”while my mother would feed the pandits, I would go and give him a bottle, as I know that it would have made my father happy. Like my father, I too am fond of rhythm and am always lively. I never knew that he was fond of acting, until one day, he had shown me his pictures from an old Sandook, where he was doing street plays. And, like him, I don’t get worried easily. For instance, I remember when my set had caught fire, everyone was hassled, but I felt, ‘Thank God we did not get hurt.”
Kapil loves his mother the most in this world and considers her the biggest source of encouragement.