Ali Asgar ‘Dadi’, ‘Gutthi’ Sunil Grover’s kids were bullied – Here’s why
Ali Asgar as Dadi and Sunil Grover as Gutthi are adored by millions of fans across the globe.
Mumbai: Ali Asgar has been a popular face on Indian TV since many years. However, it was his ‘Dadi’ act in Kapil Sharma’s ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ that made him a household name. Another character named Gutthi, from the same show gave actor Sunil Grover’s career the much needed boost. Ali as Dadi and Sunil as Gutthi are adored by millions of fans across the globe.
But their own children were left embarrassed because they cross-dressed on TV. They were bullied because their fathers played women on screen.
In an interview with the Times of India, Ali said that his son was embarrassed to go out with him.
“...my children – son and daughter – don’t like me playing such characters at all. They say they are embarrassed to go out with me anywhere because people start shouting ‘Dadi! Dadi!’ when they see me. Their school mates tease them in the bus saying ki iska baap toh Basanti hai, because I had done a few episodes of Comedy Circus as Basanti,” TOI quoted Ali as saying.
Sunil too had similar issues to face at home. “My son, Mohan is six years old. Initially, when he saw me as a woman on Comedy Nights, usey bahut ajeeb laga tha. Building ke kuch ladke use chhedte the ki ‘oye, tere Papa toh ladki bante hai’”. My son asked me to not play a woman,” Sunil told TOI.
However, Sunil was able to make his son understand that he is popular because of the character that he plays on screen. And now that his son has realised that it’s his job to portray different characters, he is happy.
Unfortunately, the Indian audiences will not be able to see Dadi and Gutthi on screen again as Kapil’s ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ is off the air. But the good news is that Ali and Sunil will be back on TV with Kapil’s new show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ soon.