The Kapil Sharma Show is in some real trouble. As if the crisis due to Kapil Sharma’s ugly fight with co-star Sunil Grover wasn’t enough, it has now been reported that in the wake of the controversy, Sony is considering to pull plug on the comedy show.
Post the much-speculated fight last week, Sunil didn’t shoot for the two upcoming episodes, and in an apparent display of support to him, co-actors Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar also skipped the shoots. With no sign yet of Sunil’s return on the sets, and Ali and Chandan maintaining silence on the issue, things don’t look good for Kapil’s show.
The Kapil Sharma Show was supposed to be renewed next month. But after witnessing what is happening between the host and cast of the show, the channel is skeptical about continuing it and may consider thwarting the renewal now. According to reports the makers have decided to pull plugs on the show if the matter is not resolved. "Their contract ends in April and Kapil was being paid Rs 107 crore for a renewal. Now, that seems unlikely.", says a source.
The same source added, ”Kapil has had to cancel shoots as he couldn’t get big celebs as guests. He has, in fact, left for Bikaner to shoot for his film, Phirangi, and will return to Mumbai on March 29.” It is also said that Chandan Prabhakar has been affected by all of this the most.As the whole chaos started from him, he is now uncomfortable to go back. A source close to Sunil said, "Sunil won’t return to the show even if given a big pay hike. He has several other offers. He just wants this phase to get over.”
Kapil has been taking efforts to get Sunil back on the show, and though people around the duo are hopeful he would stay, it has been learnt that Sunil is still majorly upset with his co-star.
It is alleged that Sharma, in an intoxicated state, hurled a shoe at Grover who was preventing him from ill treating the crew. Sharma went on to slap him repeatedly until the cabin crew broke it up. Though Sharma apologised to Grover on Twitter, Grover replied with a rather stingy note asking Sharma to be more grateful. Grover has reportedly quit The Kapil Sharma Show and has no plans to return even for double the fee.