Sony experiments with Sunil Grover, Salman Khan for show rivaling Kapil Sharma?


Not a season of good news for comedian Kapil Sharma. Ever since Sunil Grover, Chandan Prabhakar, Ali Asgar and Sugandha Mishra left his show, the programme’s ratings have been on a downward trajectory.

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Source: Mid-Day

Such was the alarm among the Sony bosses that they decided to put on hold their plans to renew Kapil Sharma Show.

There were also rumours that soon Kapil Sharma’s show will be replaced with a new series of Das Ka Dum. Then Sony began running promotions of a one-off Tubelight special comedy show involving Grover, Ali and Mishra.

The idea behind the special show, according to Mid Day newspaper, was to see if Grover can hold the audiences on his own.

“The special episode is an experiment to see if Sunil can hold the audience’s interest on his own without Kapil’s help. They want to be sure of the fact that the dipping TRPs are indeed due to Sunil Grover’s absence. Once that’s confirmed, they hope to sign him as the main act of a new show. Ali, too, will be roped in,” channel quoted sources as saying.

One of the artists, who features in the special show with Salman Khan, is Dr Sanket Bhosale.

He said that Salman was rolling with laughter during the shoot.

He said, “It was a special episode for Tubelight and we had a lot of fun shooting for it. Although I can’t reveal much, I can say that Salman bhai was really amazed and surprised by our gags. He was rolling with laughter and he complimented us by saying that our comedy was not offensive.”


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