It seems Kapil Sharma is clueless about his career right now, doesn’t know what to do without this fellow actors, who’re no longer with him.
In the past, Kapil Sharma was accused of making big stars wait on his sets for hours, who had come to promote their films on Comedy Nights with Kapil.
Not that Kapil is back on Television with another show ‘Family Time With Kapil Sharma’, he’s doing that again — making them wait. First he made Baaghi 2 stars Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani wait on the sets for hours. And now he made Rani Mukerji wait for 3 hours only to cancel the episode at the last minute.
It seems Kapil has completely lost it.
His comeback show has failed to impress the audience with its premiere episode. Stars like Rani and Tiger would have given some boost to the show, but it seems Kapil is not bothered about the show.
On the contrary, he seems to be more interested in what Sunil Grover is up to, and is wasting his energy on hitting back at his friend-turned-foe Sunil Grover (on Twitter).
Insiders say Kapil is clueless about what to do on the show without his former fellow comedians.
Now that Sunil Grover has made up his mind not to work with Kapil, its best for Kapil to move forward and focus on his career.
Celebrities want Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover to patch up
Several celebrities in the past had appealed to Sunil to get back on the Comedy Nights with Kapil show. Sony even offered Sunil a “no interaction with Kapil” clause along with a fee hike but Sunil refused to budge.
Despite Sunil Grover making his intentions clear, that he doesn’t want to return on the Kapil Sharma Show, lot of people in the industry wanted them to patch and let bygones be bygones.
Bharti Singh and Buaji aka Upasna Singh are the two celebrities, who recently wished to see the two actors together again.
Kapil and Sunil have been thick friends. They know each other since a long time and shared a great rapport. It was very unfortunate that such a thing happened between them, but I feel everything will be fine. I want them to patch up. We are like a family and every family goes through ups and downs and have their share of fights. However, in the end, everyone comes together. I feel they will become friends again,” said Upasna.
Salman Khan did a special show with Sunil Grover to promote ‘Tubelight’
Salman Khan chose Sunil Grover over Kapil Sharma to promote his film Tubelight, it speaks volumes about Sunil’s popularity.
The trailer of the episode titled Super Night With Tubelight, Sunil Grover returns as Dr Mashoor Gulati and performs an operation on Salman Khan.
— YuppTV (@yupptv) June 14, 2017
“Salman is very close to Ali Asgar and when he got to know that they are not doing anything for the past three months after their now infamous fight, he opted to do a special episode with the actors who quit Kapil’s show. Now, since Salman will shoot the two-hour special episode with Ali Asgar, Sunil Grover and team, chances of him appearing on The Kapil Sharma Show is very bleak. The episode will have Salman Khan and the cast of ‘Tubelight’.”
On TKSS’ 100th episode, Sony asks Kapil Sharma to thanks Sunil Grover, Kapil defies channel
The Kapil Sharma Show (TKSS) recently completed its 100th episode, and Sony had requested Kapil to mention the names of Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar (the guys who left the show) during his thanksgiving speech on the 100th episode.
But guess what? Kapil Sharma went against the channel’s wish and didn’t take the names of any of those artists.
“Aaj humare show ka sauva (100) episode hai, humare sab darshako ka shukriya, sabhi celebrities, poori team-on stage and back stage, jo log humare saath hai aur jo nahi bhi hai, unn sab ka shukriya…,” said Kapil Sharma.
Sunil Grover, on hearing about the incident, chose to play it down. “Frankly I didn’t see the 100th episode, but what difference does it make if he didn’t take my name? I was an integral part of the show, wasn’t I? Why thank me? Mera bhi toh show tha woh,” said Sunil.
It seems the show may not go on for much longer (going by the dismal TRP of show). And now, with Kapil defying their orders, Sony may show the door to Kapil Sharma soon.
Sony, on the other hand, is maintaining good relations with Sunil Grover. Sunil gets to appear on various shows (courtesy Sony), which takes care of his EMIs. The channel might also offer Sunil a new show of his own.
Comedian Raju Shrivastav replaces Sunil Grover on The Kapil Sharma Show
Don’t be surprised if you see Raju Shrivastav once again on The Kapil Sharma Show. Its because he is replacing Sunil Grover on the Kapil Sharma show.
The makers of the show started scouting for new names to be associated with the show (after Kapil and Sunil’s public fight), and felt Raju Shrivastav was the best fit.
Will Raju Shrivastav be able to fill the vacuum created by Sunil Grover’s absence? Only time will tell, although there’s no denying that Sunil was the star attraction of the show ((Raju will play a totally new character).
Meanwhile, Sony TV officials are trying their best to convince the trio of Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar to get back on the show.
Navjot Singh Sidhu under pressure to quit Kapil Sharma’s show?
When Navjot Singh Sidhu won the elections and became a state minister, he was very clear that he will continue being the judge on The Kapil Sharma Show. Despite facing several criticism, Navjot Singh Sidhu was firm about his decision. He even said that “What I do in my free time is my business”.
However, Sidhu did not anticipate (even in his wildest dreams) that his ouster from the show would be triggered because of the spat between Kapil Sharma and Suni Grover.
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) April 22, 2016
“With Sunil Grover and others on mass leave, The Kapil Sharma Show is in serious trouble. Sidhu Paaji says he won’t leave the show. He keeps insisting if Kirron Kherji can be an active parliamentarian and a TV host why can’t he be the same? However we hear there is tremendous party pressure for him to leave the show as he has been given the very important portfolio of Culture in the new Punjab government,” revealed an insider.
Irrespective of the Kapil-Sunil rift, Sidhu anyways is unlikely to find spare time as a state minister. Sidhu has been given the important portfolio of Culture in the new Punjab government, and there’s tremendous pressure from the party on him (to leave the show).
So even though Kapil Sharma wants Sidhu Paaji to stay, things do not look rosy from here on for Kapil’s show.
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Kapil Sharma stands to lose Rs. 107 crore, as Sony plans to pull in the plug on The Kapil Sharma Show
With Sunil Grover, and a few other cast of the The Kapil Sharma Show, having made up their mind to quit The Kapil Sharma Show, rival channels are wooing them for a similar show. There’s more bad news for Kapil, Sony Entertainment Television (SET) is planning to pull in the plug on The Kapil Sharma Show (due to ongoing ruckus between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover). SET’s contract with Kapil was up for renewal, but the channel is now having second thoughts about it. If that happens, Kapil stands to lose close to Rs. 107 crore (Kapil Sharma is among the highest advanced tax payers in India from the Media & Entertainment industry).
Sunil Grover seems to have moved on, after his public spat with Kapil Sharma. Not only did he reply to Kapil’s apology (on Twitter), he was seen performing as Dr Mashoor Gulaati in a live stage show in Assam.
Here’s what Sunil Grover had said, responding to Kapil’s apology.
“Bha hi! Yes, You hurt me deeply. We with you has been a learning experience. Just one advice start respecting human beings also apart from animals. All are not as successful as you are. All are not as talented as you are. But if they all are talented like you, who will value you. So, have some gratitude towards their existence. And also, If someone is correcting you, don’t abuse that person. Refrain from using foul language in front of women who had nothing to do with the stardom you carry, they are by chance just traveling with you. Thanks for making me realise it was your show and you have power to throw out anybody, anytime. You are the wittiest, and the best in your field. But don’t act like a ‘God’. Take good care of yourself. Wish you lot more success and fame.”
— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) March 21, 2017
Comedian Raju Shrivastav, worried that Kapil and Sunil’s public spat sends a wrong impression to the public about stand-up comedians, is willing to play a peacemaker between the two.
Kapil Sharma had apologised to Sunil Grover (on Twitter) a few days after the incident.
Paji @WhoSunilGrover sry if I hurt u unintentionally.u knw vry well how much I luv u. M also upset .love n regards always:)
— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) March 20, 2017
Its being rumoured that Sunil Grover has decided to quit the show after his public spat with Kapil Sharma.
“Ab bahot ho gaya. Agar Kapil ka yehi rawaiya raha toh aur log bhi nikal jayenge (enough is enough, if Kapil continues in this (high-handed) manner others will also quit),” revealed an insider.
So what exactly happened?
The cast of the show was returning from Australia after a performance tour, when an altercation between Sharma (who was apparently drunk) and his crew broke out. Sharma even got physical with Grover in the flight. Kapil not only hurled abuses at Sunil (said things like “Tu Mera Naukar hai, tere show flop tha”), he even held Sunil by his collar and slapped him (Sunil stayed mum all the while).
Later Kapil did try to clarify by posting on FB.
However, sources close to the matter say that it is more about Sunil’s dignity now, and he should not return back on the show.
The two have fought in the past. Whether it will be business be as usual from here on, remains to be seen.