Munawar Faruqui Opens On His Massive Financial Struggles, Sold Samosas

The comedy King Munawar Faruqui and the winner of the OTT reality show ‘Lock Upp’ hosted by Kangana Ranaut has opened up on his massive financial struggles in his latest interview.

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Munawar Faruqui, a well-known Indian stand-up comedian that earned him great fame with his excellent comic timing is also a rapper and last year, he appeared on an OTT reality show ‘Lock Upp’ season one hosted by the Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. Also emerged as a winner of the season by winning many hearts of the people!


Rewinding an episode from the reality show, Munawar talked about his mother’s demise in the year 2007 and how her loss affected him.

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He said, “My mom made chaklis (a savoury snack) etc. to run our household but things were very different with my father and grandmom. My mom did not get respect in that house. My entire family blamed her for my sister’s marriage. My mom had a debt of ₹3,500. I still regret why I did not sleep with her, why I didn’t reach there earlier and why I did not have ₹3,500 at the time. It was not one reason why my mom took that decision, there were many. She was strong. I still regret not asking her when I saw her quiet for a few days. This is why I do not want to shout or fight. And, the relationship I had, I never abused or raised my hand. Perhaps, that is the reason I was in a mentally abused relationship but I won’t blame anyone.”


And now in the latest interview with Mashable India, Munawar opened up on his problematic beginnings by giving up on his education and how he struggled from doing different works to clear his father’s massive debt. 

The comedy star started with, “We had a restaurant, but it didn’t work out. Dad lost all his money and was in massive debt, so I had to work. I worked for two months at a gift shop from 9 in the morning to 8 in the night. I made ₹850 per month for working 11 hours a day. I had to walk 3.5km to the shop. I didn’t like it, which is when we decided to do something else.”

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Due to this, he had to sell Samosas

Faruqui further added, “My mother and grandmother would make samosas at home, and I started a stall outside our house where I’d fry them up and sell them. It was a struggle. I burned my fingers and had hot oil splutter on me. But I became a pro with time, and this business worked.”

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