Celebrated standup comedian Kapil Sharma’s super hit punch line 'Babaji Ka Thullu' in his Comedy TV Show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ has been plagiarized in the upcoming Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone much anticipated film HAPPY NEW YEAR!
According to reports the movie directed by famed filmmaker Farha Khan was censored by Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) with a U certificates but the censors objected to few punch lines that they felt were indecent and offensive, hence were altered or deleted. One such dialogue in the film was 'Babaji Ka Ghanta'. The Censor objected to the term ‘Ghanta', pointing at its derogatory meaning.
A member of the crew of HAPPY NEW YEAR acknowledging the report said, “It is true that we had to alter the phrase 'Babaji Ka Ghanta' to 'Babaji Ka Thullu' to satisfy the censors.”
He added, “In fact initially we had plans to adopt 'Babaji Ka Thullu' but later we dropped the notion as we thought people would allege plagiarism charges against us for lifting the tagline from Kapil Sharma’s Comedy Show. However the irony is that ultimately we have been obliged to use Kapil Sharma’s Babaji Ka Thullu.”
The punch line Babaji Ka Thullu which has taken the nation by storm has become a kind of national anthem in India. Truly the punch line in the movie HAPPY NEW YEAR will add to the movie’s entertainment value and will bestow more fame to Kapli Sharma’s popularity.
Kapil Sharma is on sky nine these days. His heydays are at its best because his TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil has become a rage on Indian Television. It is the only show that has been used as a platform to promote Bollywood films from Amitabh Bachchan (BHOOTNATH RETTURNS) to the elusive Rekha (SUPER NANI)!
In fact even the entire team of HAPPY NEW YEAR was present with its entire lead team to promote the movie recently at Kapil Sharma’s Comedy Show.