Kapil Sharma opens up about having suicidal thoughts during a dark phase in his career, says, 'Could see no one to help me understand things'
Kapil Sharma revisited the dark phase of his career on a talk show recently, reveals if he had suicidal thoughts.
Ace comedian Kapil Sharma has seen his own share of ups and down in the entertainment industry after becoming famous. But that hasn’t stopped him from spreading broad smiles across the face of his fans. Kapil who famously hosts The Kapil Sharma Show had a particularly tough time personally in 2017 as he battled alcohol addiction.
Kapil spoke about the rough phase of his life on the Aaj Tak talk show Seedhi Baat where he admitted he even had suicidal thoughts as he felt truly alone and wondered if those around him truly cared or were just beside him because of the fame.
According to an India Today report, when Kapil was asked if he ever went through a phase of having suicidal thoughts while talking about his hardships, the comedian said, “I used to feel like this at a certain phase of my life. I felt like there is no one around for me. I could see no one to help me understand things or take care of me. You don’t even realise who is connected with you only for their own personal benefits, especially for the artists."
Kapil who rose to fame on television after winning the Great Indian Laughter Challenge, saw the dark side of fame after his infamous fight with comedian Sunil Grover on a flight back from Australia made headlines in 2017. Kapil who was allegedly drunk, had not only abused Sunil mid-flight but also apparently hurled a shoe at him. The falling out not only led to Sunil’s departure from Kapil’s show but also brought under the spotlight the comedian’s battle with alcoholism.
The comedian then went on to transform his life in the subsequent years after spending some time in rehab in Bangalore, getting married, embracing fatherhood and going through a full physical transformation amazing his followers. Kapil will be seen next on the big screen in the film Zigwato directed by Nadita Das which will release in cinemas on March 17.