Famous YouTuber Saloni Gaur recently launched her own show titled Uncommon Sense With Saloni on
Q. How did the show happen?
Saloni: Someone from Sony’s team sent my team a mail to schedule a call. Before the call took place, I was thinking that they might want us to promote some of their shows. But to my surprise they actually asked us to propose an idea for a new show. They gave us full creative liberty.
Q. What happened next?
Saloni: We then made a team and pitched the idea for Uncommon Sense. They really liked it and then we started preparing for it in mid-June and now finally the first episode is out.
Q. What are the ingredients that you’ll include for sure and what are the things that you will avoid at any cost?
Saloni: I don’t know. I mean, there’s no specific recipe for my content. I always try to include pop-culture references in my work and I believe there are certain feelings of people which we should not hurt so I always take care of it.
Q. The public sentiment seems to get hurt very easily these days. Is it possible to be funny without hurting anyone at all?
Saloni: I don’t think that’s possible. Even if you are censoring your content, you’ll still end up hurting someone. And not just comedy but this is the case with everything on social media, like a few days back some actress posted her pictures from her magazine shoot days after losing her father and she got trolled badly for it. I mean, it’s her father and her life, who are we to say anything?
Q. Would you say we Indians by and large lack a sense of humour?
Saloni: I don’t think so. I believe people in India take offence to some jokes because maybe it doesn’t suit their narrative but they will laugh at a joke by that same person if it’s in their favour.
Q. Your rise as a prominent comic talent has been swift. How do you see your journey as a satirist so far?
Saloni: What can I say, my journey has been great so far. I always read Harishankar Parsai’s novels and stories to understand what satire actually means and anything that I learn from his writings I always try to incorporate that in my work.