It is a testament to the immense popularity of Kapil Sharma’s show that someone who is arguably India’s biggest brand and superstar graced the show last night – Amitabh Bachchan, along with co-star Boman Irani and younger members of the movie’s cast appeared on Comedy Nights with Kapil on the 5 April 2014 episode to promote their soon to be released film Bootnath Returns.
Comedy Nights with Kapil – Highlights of the 5 April 2014 episode
Predictably there was a lot of bowing and scraping; much fawning at the arrival of the Big B, with each of the ‘family members’ practically swooning at the thought of even breathing the same air as the Big man himself. Amidst all the adulation for Mr. Bachchan, the formidably talented Boman Irani, who arrived dressed in a pathani, pretending to solicit votes, was all but sidelined. He was carted away by Bua rather early in the show and really did not feature all that much.
Supposedly everyone was in such awe of Mr. Bachchan that even the typically garrulous Kapil Sharma seemed at a loss for words – quite a feat Mr. Bachchan! How did you pull it off! Some of the highlights of the show included Amitabh Bachchan spouting lines from Kabhie Kabhie at Bua, tutoring an audience member in dialogue delivery, pretending to take offence at Raju the domestic help (one is pretty sure that he is kidding around).
There were also the regulation song and dance sequences from Bhootnath Returns along with some of the younger cast members including one frankly tough egg called Akhrot (walnut). The Big B also sportingly joined in dancing along with a fan to his old song – jahan teri yeh nazar hai and danced along with Main hoon Don.
Since the people at Colors are so stingy about updating full episodes of Comedy Nights with Kapil, here is an older episode featuring Sunny Leone and Ekta Kapoor for you to enjoy:
By – Reena Daruwalla