Krushna Abhishek speaks after Kapil Sharma is crowned the winner for the current season of a comedy show,

Neha Maheshwri (BOMBAY TIMES; December 17, 2011)

 

There is no denying the fact that stand up comedian Kapil Sharma is regarded one of the finest talents in the comedy genre. He has just won the current season of Comedy Circus thereby winning five seasons of the show in a row. But with every victory, Kapil has earned as many detractors as fans. And now, his latest victory seems to have become a bone of contention. Most outraged with the outcome of the show’s finale is Krushna Abhishek. He isn’t pleased with the results of it and feels that the show is rigged.

Krushna says, “The one who deserved to win should have won and this time I deserved the victory. During one of the previous seasons they declared a tie between Kapil and me just to please him so that he sticks to the show. I hadn’t said anything back then and that’s why they have been taking me for granted. The production house has again favoured Kapil and declared him the winner. They have been unjust, hence the outburst. Why are they only worried about Kapil? They could have declared it a tie again. Why are they taking me for granted. I have no complaints with Kapil. He is very talented and I am a huge fan of his. My differences are with the production house and I have decided that I won’t work with producer Vipul Shah or Comedy Circus again. The show has made me what I am today but Sudesh Lahiri and I have contributed equally in making it a brand. I am very hurt and feel cheated. The show is rigged and nobody was happy with the results. Even the judges expressed their displeasure.” The result has angered Krushna to the extent that he banged his trophy against the floor and it had accidentally hurt another participant Vishakha’s foot. “Yes, I did bang the trophy on the floor. I have lost faith in the production house and I was very upset.” Informs an insider, “Krushna’s anger is justified. Both he and Kapil have scored equal marks, but the production house wanted its favourite contestant Bharti Singh to win the show. In the end, they announced a tie between Krushna-Sudesh and Bharti-Siddharth as the first runners up.” Kapil comments, “No doubt Krushna and Sudesh are extremely talented and I too am a big fan of their work. Such allegation used to affect me earlier but not any more. I choose to ignore everything else and focus on my work.”