We can never deny that Kapil Sharma is a star in his own right. The comedian-turned-talk show host has turned 40 on Friday (April 2). He became a household name over the last few years who managed to make the viewers laugh with his great comic timing & fabulous sense of humor.
He comes from a humble background in Amritsar, Sharma managed to achieve a life for his family & himself that many can’t even dream of.
He is currently on a paternity break after welcoming his second child, a boy, with his wife Ginni Chatrath. He is all set to return with the new season of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ in May.
Kapil faced many lows on his way to stardom be it fallout with his team members, battling depression, suicidal thoughts & more.
At the trailer launch of his movie, Firangi, Kapil Sharma opened up about his fight with alcoholism and suicidal thoughts after his mid-air brawl with comedian-actor Sunil Grover, his health issues & how Shah Rukh Khan asked him to take a break so that he can gather himself.
Kapil had said:
“I could not step on the stage to perform and would cancel the shoot. I suffered from anxiety and drank myself silly. I would stay locked up in the office with my pet dog. People stopped coming on the show and I went off the radar.”
He had suicidal thoughts he also revealed. He said:
“One of my close friends asked me to shift to his seaside apartment. He thought a change of scene would be good for me. As I saw the wide expanse of the sea from his balcony, I felt like jumping into it. I was depressed; it felt like the world was gunning for me.”
“I used to travel a lot for my film. Almost 7-8 hours used to go in it. And the media used to tell so much about me that I’m an alcoholic and all. I never had a PR to control all the image bashing. Then, there is Twitter and all this pressure. Now, I am impulsive – that’s just the way I am. I can’t do anything about it. However I may be, one thing is certain that I am a complete pure-hearted soul. All this negative publicity had put me in depression.”
Kapil said that he never had a major fight with Sunil but things got blown out of proportion.
Later there was also a video interview with Zoom where Kapil spoke about making it on his own in the film industry without any godfather.
“Everyone has their own experience, some come through networks, some find their own path. I won’t say that people who enter through godfathers are not talented. However, at the end of the day, it’s only your talent that will take you places. Even if you get a big launch, if you cannot act, the public won’t see you. As for me, I did theatre, then worked in regional channels, then came on national television. Reality shows mein participate karte karte yaha aaagaya, fir film bhi kar li aur ab produce bhi (I started with reality shows and made a mark, then did a film and now have even produced one). I always believe that one should keep working hard, God will show you the right way.”