Comedian Kapil Sharma is upset about a recent report that suggests that he chose not to shoot for actor Shah Rukh Khan’s new quiz show on television. In an exclusive chat with us, Kapil explains his side, saying, “This dirty politics is very upsetting.”
The 33-year-old TV sensation reveals, “When Shah Rukh bhai’s team called about the shoot, I agreed to shoot with Mika (Singh, singer) on February 25. He has appeared on my show multiple times and made it bigger than ever, how can I say no to him?” In fact, Kapil says that he didn’t even ask about the concept, and claims that though he was in Malaysia when the call came, he pre-scheduled his return to India to accommodate the shoot.
However, when the host channel of Kapil’s show found out about his possible appearance on SRK’s show, they were miffed, says Kapil. “I was told that I can’t shoot for a rival channel, especially as it’s new. And now, it’s sad that I’m being blamed. I am very hurt by the way things are projected. If the channel objected to me shooting for a rival channel, then they should have been upfront about it and not put the blame on me.” He adds that what is worse is that in an official statement, the channel has said that not shooting for SRK’s show was Kapil’s decision. The channel spokesperson remained unavailable for comment.