Arnab has just made a comeback with his own TV channel and Kapil is a star in its own right. Here’s what Kapil can teach Arnab!
It’s ironical. The two most high-profile television personalities Arnab Goswami and Kapil Sharma have lots in common. Both have huge fan following, both became popular on one channel and then moved to another and both are labelled arrogant by those who have worked with them.
However just as Arnab is back on television, there are strong rumours of Kapil’s exit from his once-successful comedy show. Here are the lessons that Arnab can learn from Kapil’s debacle so that similar setbacks don’t happen in Arnab’s career.
How to make that move
When Kapil Sharma moved from Colors to Sony Entertainment, he took his entire team with him to his new location. Arnab has moved from Times Now to his new channel Republic TV solo. He has a completely new team here. While that’s not a bad thing, they all recreated history and magic together. Maybe they should have all stayed together.
Never take the viewers for granted
A part of Kapil’s problem as an entertainer was his growing belief that he was supremely infallible. That the show must NOT go on without him. Arnab too is a self-appointed one-man army. To a large extent, his belief in his own legacy is not unfounded. He needs to guard against projecting himself as the face and only hope of his endeavour.
No man is an island
Kapil Sharma insulted his team, constantly reminded them that he was the driving force behind his show. Big mistake! The team left, and the show tanked. As he got popular, he forgot to value and respect his team. This is a mistake Arnab should never make…
Don’t get enamoured by your own voice
Kapil knows when to move back, when to let his colleagues and guests take centre-stage. This is something Arnab needs to learn. When he is around, no one is allowed to talk much. He makes his presence felt even at the cost of shutting out the other voices. Another big no-no.
The Nation wants to know
Why has the spark gone out of Kapil’s eyes? Why does he look like he couldn’t care less any more? What worked then, will not necessarily work again. Moral Of The Story – If you are changing address, don’t carry too much baggage.