In the dark times that we live in, where members of both, fringe groups and the establishment, brazenly threaten to physically assault a woman -- in this case, Deepika Padukone, a top actress -- and put a ransom for beheading her, humor is possibly the only coping mechanism left.
While it's beyond anybody's understanding how the police machinery hasn't managed to contain the situation as goons from the Karni Sena continue to wreak havoc in Northern India, comedian Varun Grover has come up with a wildly funny stand-up video, in an attempt to make sense of it all.
In the video released earlier in the day, Grover, who's best known for writing the soothing Moh Moh Ke Dhaage track, makes light of the entire Padmaavati controversy, by piecing together the story of Padmaavat itself (how accurate his narration is to the original work by Sufi poet Malik Muhammad Jayasi is debatable).
Grover's timing is pitch-perfect and his delivery effortless. At least it comes across as effortless. The comedian-lyricist also sneaks in a 'snooping around' joke about BJP's Amit Shah, while taking several digs on Bhansali's overtly ostentatious filmmaking style and Shahid Kapoor's seemingly limited role in the epic drama.
However, Grover's best punches are reserved for an imaginary parrot, who was apparently Queen Padmavati's confidante but later flew off and went rogue and turned out to be the cause of several screw-ups as the he revealed many fort-secrets (Padmavati's beauty being one) to rival kings.
Watch the hilarious clip below.
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