"Comedy Nights Bachao" has recently raised some eyebrows after Bharti Singh apparently promoted colourism on the show. The latest Saturday episode showed Bharti making fun of a dark-skinned man from the audience.
Cast of "Sanam Re," starring Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam and Urvashi Rautela, appeared on "Comedy Nights Bachao" on Saturday. Bharti tried to make a joke on Yami's fairness cream advertisement that claims instant fairness in just five days.
Bharti brought up a dark-skinned man from the audience on to the stage and jokingly challenged Yami to turn the man fair with the cream. The comedian even pretended to smear black colour from the man's skin and applied on her eyes as kajal.
Although the joke made everyone on the show laugh, there have been much criticism on social media regarding the apparent colourism on the show.
Shocking : Racism On Comedy Nights Bachao!— Maria Delarosa (@yukisohmp) February 16, 2016
The show "Comedy Nights Bachao" is hosted by Krushna Abhishek, who also runs the newly introduced show "Comedy Nights Live" on Colors TV. "Comedy Nights Live" also features Bharti, among others. The show has been introduced as a replacement of Kapil Sharma's "Comedy Nights With Kapil." Watch the full episode here