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Abstract

Rising from rags to riches, Kapil Sharma's (Kapil) life was no better than a movie script - he had his share of struggle, fame and fallouts. Choosing stand-up comedy as a profession in a country like India was not a joke. But Kapil proved everyone wrong by earning a title of the 'King of Comedy'. He built a reputation of being a humble and compassionate human being due to his love for animals and respect for elders. He cut a 'hero' figure for the younger generation to look upon. But after reaching the top, came the downhill where he lost almost everything he had earned - name, fame and reputation. His brand image was dented and was trolled for his conduct on social media, had fall outs and clashes with his co-stars, health issues and depression; until he could not take it anymore and took a break. He then struggled again to reach where he was earlier, back among his fans and did what he was good at - comedy. He not only managed to create a niche for himself in the crowded entertainment market, but also ruled the hearts of millions. Despite coming from a humble background, his entrepreneur skills and ways to project himself was astounding. Amid his roller-coaster ride of fame, fortune and falling outs, it remained to be seen whether Kapil could manage to take his career forward and set a good example for future entrepreneurs.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2019.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
India

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Abstract

Rising from rags to riches, Kapil Sharma's (Kapil) life was no better than a movie script - he had his share of struggle, fame and fallouts. Choosing stand-up comedy as a profession in a country like India was not a joke. But Kapil proved everyone wrong by earning a title of the 'King of Comedy'. He built a reputation of being a humble and compassionate human being due to his love for animals and respect for elders. He cut a 'hero' figure for the younger generation to look upon. But after reaching the top, came the downhill where he lost almost everything he had earned - name, fame and reputation. His brand image was dented and was trolled for his conduct on social media, had fall outs and clashes with his co-stars, health issues and depression; until he could not take it anymore and took a break. He then struggled again to reach where he was earlier, back among his fans and did what he was good at - comedy. He not only managed to create a niche for himself in the crowded entertainment market, but also ruled the hearts of millions. Despite coming from a humble background, his entrepreneur skills and ways to project himself was astounding. Amid his roller-coaster ride of fame, fortune and falling outs, it remained to be seen whether Kapil could manage to take his career forward and set a good example for future entrepreneurs.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

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Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2019.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
India

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