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Confirmed: Raju Shrivastav is joining The Kapil Sharma Show

It has now been confirmed that Raju Shrivastav will be joining The Kapil Sharma Show for a few episodes.

tv Updated: Mar 29, 2017 20:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Raju Shrivastava will join The Kapil Sharma Show.
Raju Shrivastava will join The Kapil Sharma Show.

On Tuesday, Sony TV sent out a tweet, teasing that someone new is going to join The Kapil Sharma Show. It has now come to light that comedian Raju Shrivastav is the chosen one.

Shrivastava told NDTV on Wednesday that he will be appearing on the show, not as a guest but for a full-fledged act. “Yes, I have started shooting for this show. The channel and the team are happy with the episodes I have shot for them and have called me for more episodes,” he said.

Sunil Pal, Raju Shrivastav and Ehsaan Qureshi on the show.
Sunil Pal, Raju Shrivastav and Ehsaan Qureshi on the show.

In the latest episode, Raju, Sunil Pal and Ehsaan Qureshi were invited as guests on the show but failed to pull the audience back.

“I don’t know how the channel is going to represent my character or my acts to the audience. But this is true that I’m shooting for the show and will feature in the show as a ‘new entry’,” he added.

Shrivastava could be joining as the permanent replacement for Sunil Grover who reportedly had a fight with Kapil as they were flying back with their team to Delhi from Australia after a show. Kapil got drunk, belittled Sunil and also physically assaulted him. Kapil later apologised to him on Twitter.

According to reports, Sunil has denied that he shot any recent episode of the popular comedy show, and is still considering his options. When asked about the situation, Sunil refused to comment on Kapil, and said he hasn’t signed on to a rival show on another channel. “At present, I am focusing on live shows and nothing else. I am also not talking to any other channel,” he said.

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First Published: Mar 29, 2017 20:17 IST

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