#99 TIFF 2022: Kapil Sharma

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 28, 2023
Episode 99: An interview with Kapil Sharma, star of Nandita Das' Zwigato.

Show Notes

Episode 99: Kapil Sharma is known for his comedic appearances as well as his eponymous sketch-comedy and chat TV programme – The Kapil Sharma Show – currently in its fourth season. So it came as a bit of a surprise to learn that Sharma is one of the lead actors ofZwigato a film by Nandita Das, who is well-known for making movies addressing societal issues. In the film, Sharma plays a middle-class food delivery person, trying to make a decent salary for his family, and negotiating a changing world around him. As it turns out, Sharma played his part effortlessly, showcasing the desperation of a man caught in the middle of societal shifts, and his humanity.

Since Sharma attended TIFF 2022, we got a chance to talk to him about his journey to fame and the lessons he learnt from experiences with Zwigato.

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