Intolerance Debate: Comedian Kapil Sharma finally breaks silence; here's what he said
Kapil Sharma, who's all set to return with a brand new TV show, denied that there's 'intolerance' in the country, saying it was just a "word" popularised by social media trolls and individuals "who have no work to do".
He also asked people to make fun of intolerance, saying it was as identical as his famous one-liner "baba ji ka thullu".
"I am telling you, make fun of this word (intolerance)," Kapil said.
"People should not take everything so seriously. There needs to be a scope for humour -- healthy humour," the comedian-actor added.
Asked what he defined healthy humour as, the Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon actor said: "A kind of humour that doesn't compel your parents to flip channels while looking at it with you."
The comedian returns to small screen with his much-awaited The Kapil Sharma Show, with superstar Shah Rukh Khan as his first guest. The first episode was shot in Delhi on April 11.
The show featuring actors Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar, Kiku Sharda, Sumona Chakravarti and Chandan Prabhakar will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television from April 23 onwards.
Earlier, Aamir Khan landed into the controversy when while talking about 'intolerance' as he said, "Kiran and I have lived all our lives in India. For the first time, she said, should we move out of India?"
Aamir Khan was not alone who faced criticism. Earlier Shahrukh Khan too faced stern criticism for his remark on "intolerance".
(With inputs from agencies)