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‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ to take temporary break?
MUMBAI: Popular comedian and now actor Kapil Sharma and his hit show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ are back in the news again. As per a tweet by Sharma on the social networking platform, the show telecast on Colors might take a temporary break.
Kapil Sharma tweeted, “Hello friends. Hope All well … But m not well… advised for bed rest… Shooting last episode with @BeingSalmanKhan coming back soon :)”
Last month, ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ completed two years of run on Colors. With the show reaching new heights, Sharma bagged a film with Abbas-Mustan ‘Kis Kisko Pyaar Karu’, which is slated for release on 25 September this year. This being his debut film, Sharma has been running between shooting for the film and for the TV show.
Media reports state that he suffered an injury while working out, and since the pain got aggravated, has been advised bed rest by his doctor.
It is not known how long Sharma will be out of action, or if the show will go off the air for a while.
The channel might accommodate special episodes of other shows to ensure it has a bank of episodes of the popular show, if that break happens. For example, ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ will not be telecast this Sunday on 5 July, since the channel will be airing the IIFA Awards, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
A query sent to Colors on the issue remained unanswered till the filing of this report.
This is not the first time that rumours of the show going off the air have floated around. In June 2014, Sharma had taken to Twitter on a Sunday morning saying, “Comedy nights is going off air from September. V will come back with new characters n new set. Till den. Keep smiling.”
He also thanked Colors, its CEO Raj Nayak and programming head Manisha Sharma, and his fans for their love for the show.
It was rumoured that Sharma did not want to continue with the show as it was taking a toll on him and the creative team, and wanted to focus on his film career, which he was eventually unable to realise due to the time commitments that ‘Comedy Nights’ required.
Earlier, there were reports that Sharma wanted to change the format to once a week as he would be busy shooting for three films under the Yash Raj banner. However, the channel had turned the request down as ‘Comedy Nights’ is its most popular show.
The show ultimately did not go off air, but in January this year, it did turn into a weekly format airing only on Sundays at 10 pm.
‘Comedy Nights’ was launched on Colors in June 2013. Over the two years, it has seen many popular actors, including Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Akshay Kumar and even personalities from other fields like sports and music, on its set.
Incidentally, the show was initially scheduled to run for 13 weeks, as a 26-episode series. However, the response to the first episode prompted the channel to extend the number of episodes to 36. Today, the show completed two years of run.