- "Kapil's show is on a break because of his health issues," said Kiku
- Kiku will start shooting for his new show in mid-September
- Kapil's show will run on allotted slot but with old episodes
Kiku Sharda was best-known to play Santosh and Bachcha Yadav on Kapil's show. After Sunil Grover and Ali Asgar left the show due to an alleged fight with Kapil Sharma last April, Kiku Sharda decided to stay back. Confirming the decision to temporarily pull Kapil Sharma's show off air, Kiku Sharda told IANS, "Yes, The Kapil Sharma Show is on a break because of Kapil's health issues."
Months ago, Kapil Sharma's show was accused of plagiarism. Stand-up comedian Abijit Ganguly alleged that some segments of the show, featuring Kiku Sharda, were 'lifted' from his script. However, Kiku Sharda denied the charges.
The viewership of The Kapil Sharma Show dipped enormously after Sunil Grover, who played Dr Mashoor Gulati and Rinku Bhabhi, quit the show. Kapil is accused of hitting Sunil on a flight from Melbourne, after getting drunk.
Meanwhile, in the last couple of months, news of Kapil's no-show on the sets made headlines. Celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Ajay Devgn, who came to promote their respective films, had to leave without shooting.
(With IANS inputs)