This After-College Job Made Kapil Sharma A Pro In A Game

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by Ankita Mazumdar
This After-College Job Made Kapil Sharma A Pro In A Game

From Ed Sheeran to Aamir Khan, he is making waves on the Internet with celebrity guests on his new comedy show on Netflix, ‘The Great Indian Kapil Show’. Yes, we are talking about none other than Kapil Sharma, the one who manages to make every age group laugh out loud. On this episode of Tere Gully Mein, he met our Editor-in-Chief, Kamiya Jani in his hometown, Amritsar in Punjab. We learnt about his job that made him a pro at a game, scroll to read all about it.

Kapil Sharma Played A Game During His Free Time At This Job

We were curious to know about the different jobs he worked to earn money from an early age. Kapil shared that he used to work after college hours, from 4 PM to 12 AM at a PCO (Public Call Office) booth. His working hours would range from 8 to 10 hours easily.

Since he worked there from his school days, he was in charge of the entire workings of this PCO. Sometimes the tables would be empty and he would end up playing games. So much so that he became an expert. Now that he was an expert, he would gain money out of the ‘loser to pay’ rule.

In this manner, Kapil’s bank balance went up while he was also paid around ₹1500 to ₹1600 as his salary at this PCO. After a while, people came to him to learn tips and tricks for the game. We wonder if he charged any fee for teaching those people.

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This Is The Reason He Began Earning Money From His Teen Years

Kapil Sharma
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When we learned that he did odd jobs to make money from quite an early age, we wanted to know the reason behind it. Kapil told us, “Mujhe ghar se maang ne mein sharam aati thi.” He highlighted that being from a middle-class background and learning about the not-so-stable monetary situation of his father, the only bread-owner of the house, made him take the initiative towards earning money.

Not only that, he also shared that at the age of 14 years, kids do not think that they are kids anymore. He said, “Hum bade ho gaye hai, ghar se nahi lene paise.”. Combining these factors, he started earning.

Also Read: Kapil Sharma Took Us To Punjab Naatshala Where He Made His Professional Debut

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