India has forgotten how to laugh, says Navjot Singh Sidhu

Updated: Jun 20, 2013, 16:04 PM IST

Mumbai: Navjot Singh Siddhu, who has joined comedian Kapil Sharma`s maiden production venture ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ as a facilitator, says very few people laugh despite the fact that laughter is a stress-buster.

He was also part of "The Great India Laughter Challenge" and says he liked the title of the show because he felt that "laughter was taboo" in the country.

"India has forgotten to laugh, we are too formal in life. When I saw my family laughing, I realised that I had inhibitions about laughing. Let a show be a stress-buster. We don`t go into that zone. We manufacture trouble for ourselves. Amidst all these troubles, laughter is a stress-buster where you sit in front of TV for an hour and unwind and de-stress yourself," he told reporters.

Talking about Kapil`s show Sidhu said: "I am a facilitator on the show. Kapil is the hero and there are side heroes."

He clarified that he is not judging the show.

"I have never ever judged people. Only god can judge people. We all have our faults and limitations. There is just scope for improvement. We just give an overview of how things can be better," he said.

Talking about his future work, he said he is interested in anything that "excites me" and "makes me happy".

"Any undertaking where I enjoy the job. I ensure that I do not accept anything, which becomes a burden. TV is merciless. You are on your own, it all depends on how good you are. It is all on merit," said Sidhu, who also participated in "Bigg Boss 6".