Looks like Govinda’s and his nephew Krushna Abhishek’s feud is not going to end anytime soon as it intensified over the weekend. Krushna backed out of an appearance on The Kapil Sharma Show that had his uncle appear as guest. However, during a segment, Govinda cracked a joke about a ‘bhanja (nephew)’, which many fans thought was aimed at Krushna.
In the segment, that also featured characters played by Chandan Prabhakar and Sumona Chakravarti, Kapil Sharma described them as ‘kaamchor’ artists. To this, Chandan who was playing the role of Chandu, joked to Govinda and said that it was he who got Kapil to Mumbai from Amritsar and now he is being high-and-mighty after starting his own show. Govinda quipped, “Tujhe kaam de na de tere bhaanje ko zarur dega (whether or not he gives you work, he’ll definitely hire your nephew).”
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In an earlier interview, Krushna had said that he would decline to participate in the episode as his feud with Govinda has left a bitter taste in his mouth. He said, “I learnt about Chi Chi mama coming on the show around 10 days ago. Since Sunita mami wasn’t accompanying him, the team thought that I would have no qualms performing. However, the incident has left a bad taste in my mouth. Last year, she didn’t want me to perform in front of them, but this time, I had reservations.”
He further said, “I had a strong relationship with mama, and the enmity has affected me badly. When the relationship between two people is strained, it’s difficult to perform comedy. Besides, mama might take offence to my jokes. Achhi comedy ke liye set ka mahaul achha hona chahiye (good comedy needs conducive environment). I can vouch that it would have been like a house on fire even if I had performed as Krushna and not Sapna (the character he portrays on the show) with mama. I could have paid tribute to him on the show.”
Apparently the enmity was because of a tweet from Krushna’s wife Kashmera Shah where she mocked ‘people who dance for money’, this did not go down well with Govinda and his wife who thought it was aimed at them. However, Krushna later clarified that the jibe was for his sister Arti Singh but the older couple did not relent.
(Source: Sony/Bombay Times)