New Delhi: "I opined we needed a break," Kapil Sharma told mid-day about his once-very-popular show going off air earlier this year. Talking to mid-day, he mentioned his ugly mid-air altercation with former colleague Sunil Grover helped end his comedy series The Kapil Sharma Show. "The comic admits the incident played a role in the decision to take the show off air," reads the mid-day report. It was earlier this year when Sunil Grover walked out of The Kapil Sharma Show after the show host allegedly verbally abused him and hit him with a shoe during the team's flight back from Melbourne. Subsequently, fellow comedians Chandan Prabhakar, Ali Asgar and Sugandha Mishra had also quit the show in support of Sunil.
- Kapil Sharma's show went off air earlier this year
- This happened after the show recorded dipping TRPs
- Kapil, who was keeping unwell, also took a break
This resulted in dipping TRPs for Kapil's show and an increased stress level for the actor-comedian. He confessed to resorting to alcoholism after the incident, from which he's claimed to have recovered now. After several no-shows, Kapil was advised rest, following which he went on a break and spent a considerable amount of time at a rehab. That is when Sony Entertainment Television stopped featuring fresh episodes of Kapil's show. There's no definite word on when The Kapil Sharma Show will make a comeback though Kapil says its "very soon."
However, Kapil has continued to remain hopeful that Sunil Grover will return to work with him and often speaks about the possibility of a reunion. Earlier this month, he told mid-day: "He is currently in Canada. As soon as he returns, we will meet up and discuss the possibility of a new show. Hopefully, we should be back together." After the fight, Sunil Grover has never hinted or spoken about a second-time collaboration.
Kapil Sharma is currently gearing up for his second Bollywood film Firangi, which is scheduled for the Padmavati slot on December 1. Kapil recently featured in a new TV show Oye Firangi, which has been created to promote his new film.