Pakistani comedian Iftikhar Thakur, who was also a part of many Punjabi movies had spoken to Nadir Ali in his podcast in which he started about Indian comedian and actor Kapil Sharma. He referred him as humble and “down to earth” person, who doesn’t override using his star status.
Iftikhar averred, Kapil is very down to earth. If you speak to him, or meet him, you won’t realise he is such a big star. He should have an attitude since he is a star, but he doesn’t.” He further added, “When you meet him, you will feel like he is your childhood friend. He gives a hug and immediately, you are relaxed.”
When he was asked about remuneration for Kapil Sharma, be added Kapil must be seeking for Rs 5 crore every show, and added, “He can because he is worth it.”
Iftikhar Thakur had worked with actor Neeru Bajwa in the Punjabi film Maa Da Ladla. He said, “She is a natural actress. She is different on screen, but is real life, she is completely different.”
He remembered his first ever meeting on tea with Neeru. “My first meeting with her, we had just said hello. She said ‘you must be tired, I’ll make some tea for you’. I said ‘why would you make tea? Someone else will do it’. She said ‘no, you are a Punjabi and Punjabi tea is special’. She made such brilliant tea with cardamom. She doesn’t think that she’s a big star,” he reminisced.
Iftikhar mentioned that the Indian artistes are comparatively more professional than the Pakistani artistes as they’ve rehearsed well, are time cognizant and always prepared.