Comedy King Kapil Sharma has been in news for all sorts of wrong reasons lately leading to his popular shows being taken off the channel abruptly. The unfortunate turn of events even pushed the comedian actor into depression, said people close to Kapil.
There were also reports that his addiction to alcohol had caused fissures in his personal life with reports saying that both Kapil and his girlfriend Ginni had decided to end the relationship. A report by NDTV last year had said that Kapil and ‘his fiancee Ginni Chatrath’ had ‘reportedly parted ways’ weeks after Sony pulled the plug on Kapil Sharma’s show.
However, the comedian has now reportedly left for Greece on a holiday with Ginni, ending speculation on the couple’s break-up. A source close to Kapil told DNA that both were currently holidaying in Greece. “He is accompanied by his fiancee Ginni Chatrath and they will probably be away for a couple of weeks,” said the source.
In fact, Kapil had always refused to answer questions on the rumours surrounding the trouble in his personal life. When asked to confirm or deny the media reports on his reported troubled personal life, he had told Indian Expres, “Very nice question but no comments. Itna open bhi nahi hu main ke inn sab ke baare mein baat karu (I haven’t opened up this much as yet, that I will speak about this).”
Several entertainment websites had said that the reason for his alleged break-up with Ginni was his show’s Creative Director Preeti Simoes.
The actor was recently spotted at the Mumbai airport and he looked beyond recognition. Apart from his excess weight, the other striking feature were his eyes and swollen face. This, his friends said, have been a result of his excessive drinking. In depression the comedian actor seems to have turned to alcohol for solace.
A mid-air brawl with his trusted lieutenants namely Sunil Grover aka Doctor Mashood Gulati and Ali Asgar aka Nani triggered the beginning of what was termed as Kapil’s end. Sunil and Ali quit the show along with Chandan Prabhakar and Sugandha Mishra. All four were the mainstay of his show.
His show suddenly started to lose the much-needed TRP, thereby adversely affecting both his health and the health of his TV show. Soon, he earned notoriety for not turning up for the shoot even as his top celebrity guests waited for him in utter exasperation.
This led to Sony TV taking the show off air. Kapil came with a reincarnated version of his show on the same channel few months later. But Family Time with Kapil Sharma lacked the spark that his previous shows had. This show did not last beyond three episodes. People familiar to him said that the actor had slipped into deep depression by then. “That was the reason why he could not turn up for the shoot even for Family Time..,” said source.
He had recently made a brief Twitter appearance, when he promised to his fans to return to his old shape, but the latest photos don’t give any indication of a recovery. If anything, they would make his fans sad that a person, who put a smile on millions of faces around the world has himself become a symbol of sadness.