Popular comedian and actor Sunil Grover on Wednesday made it amply clear why he had quit Kapil Sharma Show. In a new social media post, Grover said that ‘dignity’ and not ‘money’ was going to be the deciding factor for him to ‘do something, or not to do something.’
He wrote, “My intentions are to act and to entertain with dignity. For me, money can’t be the only reason to do something, or not to do something.”
Grover’s departure has adversely impacted the ratings of Kapil Sharma Show with the Sony TV’s once popular programme now slipping six positions to 10th in the week gone by.
Faced with negative prospects, even the channel is understood to have developed cold feet while renewing the contract with Sharma.
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.
In a poll conducted by Janta Ka Reporter, 64% respondents had said that they will not watch Kapil Sharma Show without Sunil Grover in it. 27% respondents said they will continue to watch the show even without Grover, 9% were undecided.