Johnny Lever is a name that kindles a smile in all of us. The veteran actor has given us some of the best comedy films and has tickled our funny bones innumerable times. We may not see the King of Comedy on screen too often these days, but his place in our hearts can never be replaced. He has set a benchmark for comedians and his unique comedy skills have put him on a higher pedestal than all other comedians. However, his journey to becoming Bollywood's favourite comedian hasn’t been easy.
The 61-year-old was brought up in a slum of Dharavi in Mumbai. Prior to stepping into the industry, he used to sell pens on roads while imitating Bollywood actors. On Friday, the actor attended ActFest 2019, a festival organised by CINTAA (Cine and TV Artistes’ Association). During a media interaction at the event, the actor, who now resides in a luxurious dream house in Mumbai, revealed that his Dharavi house still exists. “My jhopda in Dharavi is still there. My mom gets the rent,” he said.
The event witnesses several artists from across the world participating in discussions, conducting workshops and proving knowledge on various aspects of art. It had newbie Sara Ali Khan as the guest of honour and Vicky Kaushal as one of the chief guests.