Bharti Singh on facing extreme poverty while growing up: ‘At times we ate salt and roti, my mother cooked in other’s homes’


Over the years, Bharti Singh has managed to unfold laughter and happiness throughout. However, not many know that the comedienne grew up amid extreme poverty. In an interplay with Maniesh Paul for his podcast, the ‘laughter queen’ spoke concerning the times when they didn’t have meals at dwelling. She candidly additionally revealed how her household remains to be not accustomed to a lavish way of life.

Bharti mentioned that while her brother would work in a store, her sister and mother labored in a manufacturing facility the place they sewed blankets. Her mother additionally cooked at other’s houses. They would even generally work at their home, and seeing all the massive blankets, Bharti didn’t wish to be at dwelling. “Ghar jaane ka mann nahi karta tha (I didn’t feel like going home). I would stay in college with my friends, and eat at the hostel. I knew once I go back, I would have to face poverty. Live in that dim light.”

The Dance Deewane 3 host shared how there have been days once they wouldn’t have greens at dwelling. “We would make black tea and eat with parathas. Or eat roti and salt.”

Bharti Singh additional shared that her mother used to make ‘mata rani’s dupatta (ornamental garments for idols)’, and there was the fixed sound of the stitching machine at dwelling. Even now, when she visits the costume room on units, the identical sound haunts her. “I have lived in that noise for 21 years. I don’t want to ever go back there. I don’t have very big dreams but I keep praying to God that I am able to sustain what I have. We have eaten salt and roti but now we have dal, sabzi and roti. I just hope my family always has at least dal to eat. I will never want to face the situation or have my family go through that,” she instructed Maniesh, trying visibly emotional.

She then went on to speak about how her humble household remains to be not accustomed to a lavish way of life. When The Kapil Sharma Show star purchased an Audi Q5, her mother rebuked her saying that ‘Innova had a bigger dicky and if it rains, this sunroof will spoil the seats’. She laughingly additionally mentioned that even now her mother will get glad if she will get free dhania when out vegetable purchasing.

Saying that this simplicity is what retains her grounded even when she has achieved success in life, she recalled a candy incident along with her brother. “I remember when I took them in business class for the first time, my brother, after deboarding, told me to get economy tickets next time. When I asked him why, he said the poor air hostess had to work so much because of them. I was so touched seeing how naive he is,” she added.

Bharti Singh is married to writer-host Haarsh Limbachiyaa. In the identical interplay, she even praised her husband for making her realise what love really means.


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