Blame it on the crowds that converged in Surat on Saturday night. Where Kapil Sharma expected 5,000 people, eventually 25,000 people showed up. In the melee a little girl got separated from her parents. Kapil Sharma found her crying and took charge of her.
Says the comic virtuoso, “She was so young and vulnerable. She couldn’t speak. She was just crying. My heart reached out to her. Watching children cry is the most heartbreaking experience of my life.The little girl reminded me of my own niece. My heart melted.”
Kapil Sharma took the girl on stage and called for her parents. The frantic father leapt up on stage only to get a mouthful from Kapil.
Laughs Kapil, “I took the father to task in public. He deserved it. Being a responsible father is the foundation for being a good citizen. We have to learn to take our obligations more seriously.”
Surat was an eye-opening experience for Kapil. “They told me there would be around 5,000 people. There were 25,000 people. There were people from all over Gujarat. You see, because of my choc-a-block schedule I don’t give that many live performances these days-though come to think of it, even Comedy Nights With Kapil is a like a live performance-so when people heard of my show in Surat they arrived from all over Gujarat in bus loads. Log dur-dur se aaye mujhe dekhne. I was overwhelmed.”