By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, May 7 IANS | 3 months ago

Blame it on the crowds that converged in Surat where Kapil Sharma expected 5,000 people but 25,000 showed up and thanks to that, a toddler got separated from her parents, but the comedian luckily found her crying and took charge of her.


The child is said to be only two-and-half-years old.

The "Comedy Nights With Kapil" host said: "She was so young and vulnerable. She couldn't speak. She was just crying. Watching children cry is the most heartbreaking experience of my life. The little girl reminded me of my own niece. My heart melted."

Kapil took the girl on stage and called for her parents. The frantic father leapt up on stage only to get a mouthful from Kapil.

"I took the father to task in public. He deserved it. Being a responsible father is the foundation for being a good citizen. We have to learn to take our obligations more seriously," he said.

Surat was an eye-opening experience for Kapil.

"They told me there would be around 5,000 people. There were 25,000 people. There were people from all over Gujarat. You see, because of my chock-a-block schedule, I don't give that many live performances these days - though come to think of it, even 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' is a like a live performance!

"So when people heard of my show in Surat, they arrived from all over Gujarat in bus loads. I was overwhelmed."

(Posted on 07-05-2014)