It seems controversy is soon going to get another synonym, Kapil Sharma. Just about when fight between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover is slowly moving away from the #trending, in a latest development The Kapil Sharma Show has been accused of Plagiarism by Abijit Ganguly .
Abijit Ganguly, the Stand-up Comedian has accused Kapil Sharma’s Show for having copied his Joke in their 100th episode. Abijit says he has been using this joke on his shows for the last 3 years and it is one of his most liked and talked about jokes. Abijit got to know about this from one of his friends and after checking the video of The Kapil Sharma Show – 100th Episode, he could see the similarity between both the shows.
Writing about this on his Facebook page, Abijit Ganguly wrote, “I had released a stand-up bit on Youtube and FB on ‘having an elder brother’ around two weeks back. One of the jokes in the routine is an observational joke on how from Kapil Dev to Zaheer Khan (citing some other names, such as Harbhajan Singh, Srinath, Kumble) all successful Indian bowlers have been co-incidentally younger brothers, leading to the punch of ‘Do you realise how weird it is that India’s bowling strength depends on the fact that elder brothers never let younger brothers ever bat’. I have been doing this bit for over three years now and most people who have ever been to my show in the last three, would have heard this. And modesty aside, many have told me that this was one of their favourite jokes.”
Criticizing the show, he further added “We comedians make a living from our self-written jokes. It’s what I depend on to run my house. When you lift a joke I have written, you steal from me. It is as good as stealing my wallet, my watch, laptop or just a goddam robbery at my home.
No Kapil Sharma, plagiarism is not OK. It is not OK to do this. It is not OK to lift a man’s joke and do it on national TV where millions will now think you goddam wrote that joke, and if I am to ever perform it, it comes off as I lifted it.
I am feeling angry, and helpless. I just hope there can be enough noise around this, so that it doesn’t happen anymore with anyone else.”
No official statement in response to this has been released either by the Sony Channel nor by The Kapil Sharma Show. Keep watching for more updates.