It seems nothing is going right for the actor-comedian Kapil Sharma ever since his in-flight brawl with Sunil Grover forced the latter to quit the show last month.
Soon after Grover left the show, three more actors namely Ali Asgar, Chandan Prabhakar and Sugandha Mishra too had boycotted the show.
Since then, Sharma has been struggling to barely put together his Sony TV programme, Kapil Sharma Show.
On Thursday, Sharma was busy shooting the next episode of his show with Kiku Sharda and Sumona Chakravarti. But, according to those present, the usual laughter and comic timing were missing. Even the laughter on Sharma’s face appeared a forced act.
“Bas kuch theek hi nahi lag raha tha. Sab kuch itna alag ho gaya hai yahan pe,” a source was quoted by website SpotboyE.
When contacted, an angry Sharda said, ““What rubbish! Why are you asking me about this?…Leave me alone. I don’t like to talk about my work.”
The show’s director Sahid confirmed the report of an early pack-up, he didn’t divulge much information. He said, “Why don’t you call up the production house K9 or Kapil himself to talk on this?”
On Friday, 64% people had told Janta Ka Reporter that they will not watch Kapil Sharma Show without Grover being a part of it.
Sharma has had to face a massive revolt of sorts after he allegedly abused and physically assaulted Grover during a flight journey from Australia.
This had prompted Grover to quit the show forcing Sharma to issue a public apology.
Grover had later posted a gut-wrenching letter asking Sharma not to behave like God. Soon, he received support from other actors including Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar, both of whom refused to take part in Sony TV’s popular show.
There are reports that Sony is not keen to renew the Rs 107 crore contract with Sharma. Meanwhile, Colors is reportedly in conversation with Grover to launch a rival comedy show against Sharma.
Although, a section of media on Monday reported that Grover was back in the show, the latter’s social media post later appeared to contradict the story.
He, however, returned to Sony TV to shoot a special act while playing the character of Dr Mashoor Gulati, it was for another reality show, Indian Idol. Even though, Sharma was shooting barely few meters away in the Film City, he made no efforts to reach out to Grover.