The animosity that actor Govinda and his nephew Krushna Abhishek share is by now known to one and all.
After their major fallout in 2018 over a social media post by Krushna's wife Kashmera talking about 'people who dance for money', which was apparently 'misunderstood' by Govinda's wife Sunita as being directed to her and the widely popular actor, the two families never looked each other in the eye.
And so, when Govinda was to make a special appearance on the popular 'The Kapil Sharma Show', it was evident that Krushna wasn't going to be a part of it. Consequently, after getting to know of his 'mama's' appearance on the show, Krushna refused to perform or be part of the episode in any manner.
As a result of Krushna's action refusing to share the stage with his mama, when the show went on air on November 15, Govinda did not miss the chance to take an indirect dig at his nephew.
Govinda, who was in a jolly mood throughout the show, took a sly dig at Krushna when 'Chandu Chaiwala' aka Chandan Prabhakar and Sumona Chakravarti aka 'Bhoori' were performing their act on the show.
After host Kapil Sharma introduced the tow of them as 'kaamchor' artists, Chandu went on to tell Govinda that he pushed Kapil and brought him to Mumbai from Amritsar and it's amazing to see him have his own show now. While all of this was being said in a fun banter between all the artists present on stage, Govinda suddenly gave a witty response to Chandu. Reacting to Chandu's statement that he helped Kapil get work in a way, Govinda said, "Aur tujhe bhale hi yeh kaam de na de, tere bhaanje ko zarur dega (He might or might not give work to you, but he will certainly give work to your nephew.”
Although Govinda didn’t take Krushna’s name in any way, it was evident that he was talking about him.
Earlier, speaking about the episode with Govinda, Krushna told Bombay Times, "I learned about Chi Chi mama coming on the show around 10 days ago. Since Sunita mami wasn't accompanying him, the team thought that I would have no qualms performing. However, the incident has left a bad taste in my mouth. Last year, she didn't want me to perform in front of them, but this time, I had reservations."
He further added, "I had a strong relationship with mama, and the enmity has affected me badly. When the relationship between two people is strained, it’s difficult to perform comedy. Besides, mama might take offence to my jokes. Achhi comedy ke liye set ka mahaul achha hona chahiye (good comedy needs conducive environment). I can vouch that it would have been like a house on fire even if I had performed as Krushna and not Sapna (the character he portrays on the show) with mama. I could have paid tribute to him on the show."