Actor and TV presenter Shekhar Suman will soon return to television with the comedy show Hunting Talent India’s Laughter Champion. Suman, also known for his talk show Movers and Shakers from the 90’s and 20th centuries, promised that the show would be a “simple and clean” offer. He also commented on comedians who use ‘vulgar and obscene jokes’ in their work. He spoke of how the freedom of speech enshrined in the constitution is being abused by some elements.
In an interview with The Times of India, he said it was appropriate for those who forgot the responsibility of freedom of speech to be imprisoned. He warned that deities should not be made fun of, and those who joke about them should not easily get lost. If (“vulgar” comedians), he said, “they come up with a new, original idea, their languages won’t be so easy to ride.”
Suman has previously pointed out that “pure comedies” like Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai and Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi are the most evergreen in India. He also said that his own shows Dekh Bhai Dekh and Movers and Shakers contained no obscene humor, and yet they were successful.
Speaking to Indianexpress.com, he said, “Every time I go out, people keep asking me about Dekh Bhai Dekh. Then they remember shows like Sarabhai vs. Sarabhai or Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi – they want to see those shows. Look at Movers and Shakers, we didn’t resort to any obscenity, yet it did more than 1,000 episodes. “
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Archana Puran Singh joins Shekhar Suman as the juror of the Indian Laughter Champion. It takes the weekend slot released by The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony TV.