Vaani Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, and Huma Qureshi were among the guests on The Kapil Sharma Show this Sunday. The cast of Bell Bottom had appeared on the show to promote and have fun with their recently released film. Vaani, on the other hand, had no idea that the jokes would turn into body shaming!
The team has introduced a new segment on the show that includes made-up comments on a celebrity’s post. In the Sunday episode, a segment called ‘Post Ka Postmortem’ showed an Instagram post by Vaani and made the audience view the fake comment that read “Bhains Ka Doodh Piya Karo Bahut Kamzor Ho Gai Ho” (You should drink buffalo’s milk because you look so weak). While Vaani appeared to be embarrassed, the rest of the group laughed it off.
In another incident, when comedian Bharti Singh hugged the Befikre actor on the show, she made fun of her size by saying, “Ek aur ki jagah hai” (There’s room for one more person to fit in). Vaani was also embarrassed, while the rest of the group laughed heartily.
In the past, the show has been chastised for objectifying the female celebrities who appear on it and humiliating women for their age, size, and shape in the guise of a joke. Sumona Chakraborty was the tool of body shaming in the early episodes when fellow comedians mocked her lips and the way she spoke. Later, another character was included and mocked for her weight. Bua, played by Upasana Bharadwaj, was also widely ridiculed for being unmarried at such an old age.