Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma on Tuesday denied prevalance of any "intolerance" in the country, saying it was just a "word" popularised by social media trolls and individuals "who have no work to do".
"...see, it's just a word. Had you heard about this word earlier? I think it has been made famous by these social media trolls and the news that follows it," Kapil told IANS.
He also asked people to make fun of intolerance, saying it was as identical as his famous one-liner "baba ji ka thullu".
"I am telling you, make fun of this word (intolerance)," Kapil said.
"People should not take everything so seriously. There needs to be a scope for humour -- healthy humour," the comedian-actor added.
Asked what he defined healthy humour as, the 'Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon' actor said: "A kind of humour that doesn't compel your parents to flip channels while looking at it with you."
The comedian returns to small screen with his much-awaited "The Kapil Sharma Show", with superstar Shah Rukh Khan as his first guest.
The episode will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television on April 23.
It will also feature actors Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar, Kiku Sharda, Sumona Chakravarti and Chandan Prabhakar.