Kapil Sharma’s new show on Sony channel had opened to mixed reviews. Yet, thanks to die hard Kapil Sharma fans, the show picked up really quickly. But now, it seems like the comedian has landed himself in trouble. Once of the new characters in his show is a nurse, played by TV anchor/model Rochelle Rao. But it seems like the portrayal of nurses by her has pissed off the nurses in Amritsar. Nursing staff from various medical colleges and hospitals launched agitation against Kapil for allegedly projecting nurses in a “vulgar” manner on his comedy show. The nurses not only staged protest at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, but also filed a complaint against Kapil at the local police station in Amritsar.
They even burnt Kapil Sharma’s effigy and complained against Kapil for demeaning their profession on his show. They also criticised Navjot Singh Sidhu for participating in the show. Punjab Nursing Association president Raj Bedi Anand demanded an immediate apology from Kapil Sharma.
He said, “How can Sidhu be a part of a show like this that demeans someone’s profession? He keeps laughing at jokes made about the medical profession, including those on doctors, even when his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu (Amritsar-East MLA) is a doctor!”
For the uninitiated, Kapil Sharma has been accused of presenting their profession in bad taste, and is also being objected to because of the nurse uniform worn by Rochelle Rao on the show.
Well, it’s certainly not a first for Kapil Sharma. Even at his earlier show on Colors, he was often accused of objectifying women, and passing cheap comments on the show, especially on the on-screen character of his wife.