One man’s humor is another man’s insult.
This is what has plagued Krushna Abhishek’s show Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza. A number of film and television celebrities have been offended by the jokes of Krushna and his team and some have even walked out of the show.
The most recent to do so is John Abraham. He was on the show to promote his upcoming action thriller Force 2 opposite Sonakshi Sinha.
The Indian Express reports that Abraham was reluctant to promote his film Dishoom on the show as he was skeptical of the roast format of the show. However, when he agreed to come on board for the promotion of Force 2, Krushna flew down to Mumbai from Kullu Manali for the shoot, according to an interview with Bombay Times.
“I was cracking jokes on his earlier films like Paap. That's when he told me that those were his favorite films. Sometime later, when he refused to shake a leg with Sonakshi and me on stage, I realised that he was upset. He soon walked out and I ran after him, but he left. I want to apologise to him. I haven't slept since the last few days because of this,” said Krushna to Bombay Times.
A similar incident happened last month on the sets when actor Tannishtha Chatterjee walked out of the show after Krushna took digs at her skin complexion. She had come on the show to promote her film Parched.
In the interview to Bombay Times, Krushna confessed that though he had apologized to her, but it did not bother him. However, the issue with Abraham has saddened him as he feels that the Force actor is one of the most genuine guys in the industry.
It seems like Krushna has a lot of soul searching to do as there are several other actors who have not taken his humour very kindly. India Today reports that Lisa Haydon, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Anushka Manchanda and F.I.R.-fame Kavita Kaushik have also expressed their reservations towards the roast format of the show.