New Delhi: Kareena Kapoor Khan is back with the third installment of her show: What Women Want, she opened the chat show to men in the industry.
In the latest episode, actor-comedian Kapil Sharma made a special appearance. In a shocking revelation, Kapil told Kareena that the channel had asked him not to use the word ‘Pagal’ on The Kapil Sharma Show.
The Zwigato actor talked about how censorship of comedy has increased in the past few decades. The Laal Singh Chaddha actress had asked Kapil if he has changed his ways because what was funny 10 years ago is considered offensive today.
The reason why the channel asked him not to say the word ‘Pagal’ is because it is offensive to people with mental disabilities.
Similarly, Kapil talked about how his experience in Punjab shaped his comedy style. “In our culture (Amritsar), the bride’s side takes part in teasing and name-calling…body shaming and other things are in our culture.” He further added that if he does it here, it will be deemed offensive.
GEC or General Entertainment Channel has some strict guidelines that Kapil Sharma has to abide by on his show, pertaining to what he can or cannot say on air.
“It thinks we are going backward,” he added on the topic of increasing censorship in entertainment.
Generally, Kapil Sharma Show has faced backlash about its sexist and fatphobic jokes.
Kareena KapoorKhan’s talk show What Women Want encourages discussions about women’s issues and other social topics with men and women in the entertainment industry.