He came, he struggled, and he conquered the industry. He started his career as a stand-up comedian and with the passage of time, he managed to grab a seat in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. The 38-year-old Sikh origin guy rose to fame from the same platform and now he is the world-famous comedian with the highest TRP ratings. Kapil Sharma struggled as a comedian for almost a decade. He was born in 1981 in a Punjabi Sikh family in 1981. His father was a head constable in Amritsar who was not able to earn much to foot the bill for his family.
Kapil Sharma started his early education in his native town and graduated from the Hindu College Amritsar. Mr. Sharma had no interest in the education. However, it was his father who wanted him to get at least high school studies. Kapil started his career during his college days and he reached Mumbai in the year 2007 for the auditions of the Laughter Challenge. The guy had some serious interest to unleash his true potential that led to his success. He was the winner of the show and got the prize money upto 10 lac.
After this, he found the doors of the industry open to him. Kapil was then invited to many reality shows to perform. He participated in Comedy Circus organised by Sony TV and it was a big hit. Kapil also hosted many other shows including a dance show Jhalak Dikhla Ja which was aired on Colors TV.
The story of Kapil’s successes doesn’t end here. Mr. Comedian wanted to grab a lead role in Bollywood films. It was not possible at first as he was being offered only side roles. However, he made his mind to start with the supporting roles and he appeared in a 2011 flick Bhavnao Ko Samjho where he played the role of a Thakur’s son. He soon realized that the role did not get him much fame. He was waiting for a role which could earn him the step he wanted to put on the road to stardom.
His prayers were answered after four years as he was offered a lead role in a 2015 comedy movie Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karoon. He was featured with four girls in the movie. However, it was not a big hit and only earned him one award by the Sony Guild Film Awards in the category of Promising Debut Male. He has already bagged many awards for his predominant talent.
Kapil’s Achievements and Awards
The comedy king was honoured with the Best Actor-Comedy award for the Sony TV comedy show Kahaani Comedy Circus Ki which featured Sohail Khan and Archana Puran Singh. In the year 2013, he received an award for his high-rated show Comedy Nights with Kapil. Another achievement for him was in 2016 when he received the ‘Entertainer of the Year’ Award by CNN-IBN Indian of the Year.
Kapil Sharma Upcoming Movies Project
Kapil Sharma is still on the route of success and he is earning more fame than any other comedian. Since he has debuted in Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karoon, he has been busy in the Bollywood-related projects. His upcoming project is Firangi, a Hindi-language historical period drama film set in the year 1920. Kapil is the producer of the film. The movie features Kapil Sharma in the lead role, Ishita Dutt, and Monica Gill. The expected release date of the movie is November 10, 2017.
We wish him all the best for his project.
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Let’s talk about the importance of chastity for women!
I happened to read an article titled Let’s talk about periods published in the known publication of Pakistan i.e. the Daily Dawn on 26th June 2018 written by Tooba Masood.
The writer articulated about her and others experience of using menstrual cups made of silicone and how they feel comfortable by using those. Also, the safe and secure cups are considered environmentally friendly.
Nevertheless, she forgot to mention that innumerable ladies here do not even have the facility of pads. And if they do, despite the mentioned afore boons of menstrual cups, they would rather want to stick to cloths because of the virginity concerns. In the said article, the writer in a very light tone was trying to say that using menstrual cups will not affect the virginity.
Searching about the concern, I happened to see a blog entitled Dear Pakistani women, a menstrual cup will not make you “lose your virginity” published in The Express Tribune Blogs on 11th March 2018, and penned by Aneka Chohan. Well, this is surely a debatable topic, I personally feel like keeping a stiff upper lip.
Coming back to my viewpoint, I would like to remind both of the writers that merely on the suspicious of illicit relationships and adultery, husbands, brothers, and fathers are slaying women around the globe on a daily basis without even knowing the truth and reality, numerous women commit suicide if they happen to lose virginity before marriage no matter what (i.e. via cycling, exercising, swimming etc) and a number of weddings have been shattered in only one night just because of virginity concerns.
Readers may recall the recent high profile case, wherein an Italian-Pakistani woman namely Sana Cheema was strangled to death by her own father, brother, and uncle for honor as the 26-year-old victim wanted to marry in Italy. Likewise, in another stance, a 19-year-old girl namely Farah was being rescued by Italian Embassy from their parents as she got pregnant by her Italian boyfriend outside marriage.
What I am trying to say is that for women, irrespective of their religion and background, virginity matters a lot. I happened to watch a show based on the hidden and forbidden realities of the world. In one of its episodes, they demonstrated how concerned fathers started marrying their own daughters to keep their virginity intact in many cities of the United States of America, which is known for being the country of practicing absolute freedom. Then, in places like Kalash (in the north of Pakistan), Nepal and West Africa etc. women are bound to spend their menstrual days in menstrual huts, where many women died either because of snake bites or severe health conditions.
Conclusively, our newspapers and electronic media are flooded with stories of strong women who take their own decisions, choose their own professions and enjoy and practice their so-called freedom in one way or the other but the reality is just the opposite.
Majority of women, be it educated or professional, still are being dominated by their parents and siblings before their marriage and husbands afterward because this is the system of our society and no one can deny it. And if they endeavor to cross the borders, they will certainly face dire consequences.
Thus, penning about menstrual cups and promoting such tools are useless in such a conservative society and I think our Media should not publish such worthless content that is against Islamic values and would receive backlash from majority!!!!! (Aiman Inam)
Is Pakistani youth opting for mental slavery?
Pakistan happens to harbor over 5000-year-old culture and conventions: you get mesmerized upon keenly observing the breathtakingly beautiful sites, exotic attires from various regions at national fairs and festivals, sports, food, music, and literature!
But unfortunately, both men and women here reckon it cool to blindly follow the western culture. As a result, the western attires are becoming popular, fast food is replacing the traditional dishes and ghazals and qawwali are only accepted in a remixed format.
Traditional sports like polo and sophisticated folk dances too are being replaced by the western ones. Then instead of visiting our own historical sites like world’s largest necropolis Makli, Mohenjo-Daro, Harappa, Taxila, old fortresses, and towers etc. we prefer to go to the West.
Then the beauty of our sandy beaches, majestic mountains, golden deserts, and plains is unmatchable. For instance, Murree, hiking tracks of Shogran and Siri Paaye, Gilgit, Hunza and Chitral valleys.
Then many mentally-enslaved westernized Pakistanis feel proud claiming that their children only speak English and could not communicate in Urdu. Degradation of the national language is glaringly evident at job interviews that are almost always conducted in English.
In the process of mental-enslavement social-media followers – forgetting their rich culture – celebrate events like Black Friday and Valentine’s Day etc.
It is high time we open own eyes and also warn our youth that shunning own rich culture will turn us into second-class imitators.
Colonization in post-colonialism era!
Gone are those days when colonial powers used to subjugate domain of impotent nations so as to colonize them in 18th century.
This practice was known as colonialism, which has an affluent chronicle of the ruling, dominating and exploiting people in terms of their freedom, culture and religious beliefs.
Contrary to this, in the current 21st post-colonialism century, almost all the nations have the freedom to live their lives within their particular frontiers and no ruler could even endeavor to invade anyone’s realm.
However, colonialism does not only mean to seize territories physically. As a matter of fact, many philosophers reckon it as a modus operandi of ruling the minds of people and making them fragile mentally, spiritually, consciously and culturally.
Considering one of the most important fractions i.e. culture, it is pertinent to point out the soaring mania of using English as a medium of instruction at schools, colleges, universities and professional sphere here in lieu of our national language Urdu.
Being a teacher of one of the known systems here, I myself have witnessed copious middle schoolers, who, being bad in Urdu, score least marks in this subject.
In fact, many of them claim to be afraid of this particular subject. Being a nation, one wonders where do we stand when it comes to teaching our kids about the importance of Urdu language.
Not to mention that parents emphasize their kids to refine their English as this is the only way to impress people here. No matter how dumb you are, just speaking in English with fluency would get you the best job in celebrated companies and institutions.
You visit any educational institution, you will find innumerable youngsters who articulate and write well in English but when it comes to communicating in their own language, they feel embarassed.
In fact, many of them do not even know how to write in Urdu and instead of feeling ashamed, they are living in their own epitome and feel proud that they are modern and educated. They are actually pretending to be English in front of Urdu speakers.
Nevertheless, we are not adopting only English language, it has also impacted our own beings particularly in terms of dressing. People are getting westernized, leaving behind their pure faiths, beliefs, and traditions.
The crux of the matter is that we are still being colonized in terms of language, which is an integral part of the culture. Youngsters consider our national language as marginal and this concept needs to be overhauled.
Colonialism ended in the 1960s, however, Shakespeare’s mother tongue still dominates here, from educational institutions to professional milieu.
Presently, a controversy persists in the parliament of Netherlands for over admiring the significance of English while disregarding the status of their native language i.e. Dutch. In fact, approx 90 percent of the Dutch population now tends to converse in English, which poses a threat to the Dutch that is vanishing little by little.
Considering the current situation, when students no longer opt for doing masters in Dutch, the natives are of the view that they are going through languicide, the process of killing the language.
The dilemma perseveres here too as very few students choose the Urdu language as their major. History is the evidence that those nations, who have the power of money, language, culture, land and every luxury of life, have been surviving and evolving profitably than those who were being ruled upon i.e. colonialized.
Being humans of this fast pacing world, we should always embrace the diversities, nevertheless, overlooking our own national language, which is our identity, is not appropriate and is indeed startling.
Conclusively, we must preserve our national language. We should avoid overestimating the use of English language in educational institutions and instead of adoring English, we should incorporate different languages such as French, Arabic and Chinese etc in the curriculum. Only then we will be able to preserve our identity while halting colonial powers from ruling upon us as they did in Sub-Continent back in 18th century! (Aiman Inam)