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Snehil on KJo's critique over comedian's mimicry

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Popular content creator and '

Heeramandi

' assistant director

Snehil Dixit Mehra

responded to

Karan Johar

's critique of a

comedian

mimicking him, deeming it as 'exceptionally poor taste'.
During a recent interview with News 18 Showsha, Snehil Dixit Mehra, a member of the reality comedy show and additional director for 'Heeramandi,' shared thoughts on the intention not to cause offense but acknowledged the potential for misinterpretation.

The comedian emphasized the complexity of comedy and how context can impact perception.

Snehil Dixit Mehra highlighted the challenges of comedy in the current era, noting the riskiness due to the possibility of videos being misinterpreted when taken out of context. She emphasized the complexity and trickiness of being a comedian in such circumstances.

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Snehil elaborated on the script-writing process for the show, explaining that it involves multiple teams, including writers, producers, and the channel team. She mentioned the importance of adhering to specific agreements and procedures throughout the process.
Snehil also emphasized the importance of adhering to compliances, standards, and procedures in comedy. She noted that performers are provided with a specific script to follow, highlighting their frontline role in delivering comedic content and consequently bearing the brunt of any

backlash

.

Snehil highlighted the potential loss of a filter in the creative process due to reliance on legal systems and support teams. She expressed empathy for performers facing backlash, citing

Kettan

's situation as an example, as he issued an apology in response. Snehil, also an assistant director on Heeramandi, acknowledged the complexities involved.

Snehil concluded by emphasizing her stance against encouraging jokes that involve fat-shaming or any form of criticism on the show. She acknowledged her proactive approach in removing potentially offensive jokes from scripts during the reading process, reflecting her personal values and commitment to responsible comedy.
Snehil noted that while some jokes are light-hearted and elicit laughter, others have the potential to hurt sentiments, which she actively avoids. She emphasized that performers often bear the brunt of backlash despite efforts to navigate sensitive topics responsibly.

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