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Kiku Sharda talked about his acting career and journey. He says that The Kapil Sharma Show has been a turning point in his career. It changed a lot of things for me. As you can see, I was a good actor long before I became popular. In the beginning, I wanted to participate on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Nach Baliye, but no one called me. Why? (I would be told) ‘Kyunki aap actor bade acche ho, lekin aap itne bade nahi ho, aap celebrity nahi ho abhi tak. Aap actor ho’,” reveals Kiku.
“So I asked, what’s wrong with being an actor, and you said I was a good actor. (But they were like) ‘Nahin, uska phir Nach Baliye se kya lena dena? You’re a good actor, but it’s important for you to be an actor that the people would want to see. So yeah, I didn’t understand it at first, but I told him to just make me popular so I could do those shows. Why aren’t they calling me?’.”
Kiku Sharda elaborates, “So finally when I started doing Kapil’s show, I think it had just been some 4 or 5 months of me doing his show, when I got a call from Nach Baliye’s (team). I did Nach Baliye, shortly followed by Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa when I was more than happy to wait. I really enjoy dancing, and I thought to myself, why haven’t I been invited to participate in dance-based shows?