Last year, Kapil Sharma’s downfall affected his personal and professional life. After Sunil Grover backed out of The Kapil Sharma show, Ali Asgar, Sugandha Mishra and Chandan Prabhakar also left the show. This led Kapil to fall into depression. It was reported that he became alcoholic. Kapil’s ill health led to cancellation of his shootings quite often, and as per the reports in the media, he also had suicidal thoughts. After being treated in a rehabilitation center, he soon started working in his debut film production Firangi which bombed at the box office. Now, after all the controversy and negativity, Kapil Sharma is set to make a comeback on television with a new show. The show’s promo will be shot today.
Talking about it, a source close to the development told a leading Indian daily, “Sony TV and Kapil recently had a meeting and discussed on the comeback of the show. With Kapil now fit and fine, he is raring to go, and entertain his audience in his own inimitable style. The promo that is being shot today would be just an announcement, and a full-fledged one would be shot after the creatives are finalized. The show is expected to launch by end of March.”
Speaking about whether Sunil Grover is expected to be a part of the show with Kapil Sharma, the source said, “No, Sunil is not coming back. The remaining cast of The Kapil Sharma Show will be part of the series while there can be some new addition also. The title of the show has also not being finalized. But Kapil and the makers are working hard to make this a bigger and better project.”
Last year, due to Kapil Sharma’s illness, Sony had announced taking a break from The Kapil Sharma Show. On this, Kapil had mentioned, “I am deeply touched by the warmth and love the audience has showered on us over the years. It’s their belief and undying devotion that encourages us to continue to reinvent ourselves and bring smiles to every household week on week. I am grateful to Sony Entertainment Channel for believing in me and our show and supporting us in creating and bringing unlimited entertainment to every household every weekend.”
Sony EVP and Business Head had refuted rumours about a fallout between them and Kapil by stating, “There’s Kapil as an artist, a person, and a show. As a channel, we are really proud of the artist and TKSS has been one of our most successful shows. When a person shoots continuously for one and a half years, they do go through ups and downs. We are no one to comment on his personal life but for us, he has delivered a good show and has been spreading smiles among our audience for a long time. And that keeps us really happy.”