“Stars don’t need promo”: Archana Puran Singh of The Kapil Sharma Show stirs up hornet’s nest, quizzes Sumona Chakravarti on exclusion from promotional video


The much-awaited new edition of The Kapil Sharma Show went on air on Saturday night with the star cast from Bhuj: The Pride of India being the show’s first guests. But, the show’s judge, Archana Puran Singh, has stirred up a hornet’s nest by publicly asking Sumona Chakravarti why Kapil Sharma had excluded her from the promotional video.

Archana shared the video of herself with Sumona on Instagram as she wrote, “Somethings are meant to be. @sumonachakravarti ♥️ Ours is a happy team!
1 more day to go. #thekapilsharmashow.”

In the video, Archana is seen saying to her fans, “She (Sumona) is very much part of the show. We can’t do the show without her. Why she was not there in the promo, she will tell you herself.”

Sumona replies, “That people will never know why I was not there in the promo.” Before asking the person filming her conversation with Archana to stop recording, Sumona turns back to say, “Stars don’t need promos.”


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In the promotional video, Kapil Sharma was seen plugging the launch of the new edition of his comedy show along with his co-stars Kiku Sharda, Chandan Prabhakar, Bharti Singh, Krushna Abhishek, Archana Puran Singh and Sudesh Lahiri, who has joined the show for the first time. Another comedian joining the show is  Gaurav Gera. But, Sumona was absent from the video, triggering speculations if the makers of the show had sacked her.

But, the recent video by Archana has put all speculations to rest.

Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn and Nora Fatehi among the key guests, who appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show on Saturday night. Both Nora and Ajay have appeared on The Kapil Sharma Show in the past.

Another change in the show’s format is the presence of audience members by following the pandemic protocol.