Recently, Govinda chose to go on Kapil Sharma’s show with his wife Sunita, which has created a cold war between him and Krushna Abhishek. It is said that Krushna was chasing him to come on his show ‘Comedy Nights Live’ since three months.
Talking about the same Krushna has been quoted by a publication saying, “Somehow our dates didn’t seem to match. I messaged him again four days ago, but to my shock, I learnt that he and his wife were shooting with Kapil on Wednesday. I was aghast as I expected him to support his nephew.”
Krushna further elaborates, “I cracked a joke saying ‘Maine Govinda ko apna mama rakha hai’ (I have kept Govinda as my uncle) on my show, which did not go down well with him. I tried to reason with him saying that it wasn’t in bad taste. In fact, it only raises my status by calling him my mama. It wasn’t derogatory at all. I have no qualms on being addressed as Govinda’s nephew; it is like my second identity. A star is free to go on other shows, but being family, I expected him to come to my show first. He is behaving like a superstar now and not my Chi Chi mama.”
However, Govinda seems to be upset with Krushna for making his fun on his show. Talking to a publication Govinda says, “Krushna has been making money by insulting others on television. I was extremely upset with the ‘Mama rakha hai’ remark and summoned him home,” says the actor, elaborating, “I told him that he should refrain from making such statements in the garb of gags as they could be humiliating. But Sunita told me to let him work and I relented as that’s how he is making money. I am used to reading good, bad and ugly things about myself, but it’s annoying to have a family member making a personal interaction public. That’s unacceptable. I can’t trust him anymore.”
Govinda adds, “I have seen the way Krushna roasts the Khans — Salman and Shah Rukh. He is very respectful. He respects the ‘good’ time of a person and not the artiste. Maybe, I will go on his show when my time is good. I can’t change my nature overnight to suit the format of a show. I understand that’s his professional hazard, but I can’t be a part of it.”
When asked by the publication will he ever attend his nephew’s show? He replies, “I may, but I will charge a hefty price for it; probably triple the money I charge normally. I want him to feel the pinch. I would also like to insult him and his team back on the show to give them a taste of their own medicine (laughs!).”
“I appeared on his show two years ago to promote my music album and found the script too insulting. It seemed as if Krushna wanted to say that my time is over and I should rather retire. Later, I hired the services of a writer working with him to work on my home production. The writer backed out at the last minute saying that he is making more money working with Krushna. I don’t understand the jealousy when we are not competitors.” Concludes Govinda