Here’s why Kapil Sharma’s ex and his show’s producer Preeti Simoes quit Twitter
Not wishing to divulge details about the brawl on the flight, Preeti admits that she deactivated her Twitter account as she doesn’t want to take sides.Updated: Mar 26, 2017 19:41 IST
Comedian Kapil Sharma’s ex-girlfriend, Preeti Simoes – the creative director of K9 Productions behind The Kapil Sharma Show – recently deactivated her Twitter account amid rumours that she’s ending her association with the comedy show. In an exclusive interview to Hindustan Times, Preeti, who’s currently vacationing in Goa, says she doesn’t want to be a part of the controversy that ensued after Kapil reportedly misbehaved with co-star Sunil Grover on their return flight from Australia, last week.
Kapil, who was drunk at the time, is said to have hurled his shoe at Sunil and abused him in front of his show’s cast and crew, including Preeti. Everyone is said to be upset with Kapil’s behaviour. Reports of co-actors Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar boycotting the show have been doing the rounds.
Have a wonderful happy, healthy birthday and many more to come. Happy Birthday @preeti_simoes di☺️— Preeti Simoes FC (@PreetiFC) July 31, 2016
Has Preeti also quit the show? “I will take things as they come, once I’m back from Goa,” she says. “I have always had a great working relationship with Kapil and the team. Right after Australia, I went on vacation. I had applied for this leave a year back. I have been in Goa for a week now, for my aunt’s birthday. Let me get back to Mumbai, and then we’ll see,” adds Preeti.
Not wishing to divulge details about the brawl on the flight, Preeti admits that she deactivated her Twitter account as she doesn’t want to take sides. “From the moment I knew what had happened, I didn’t want to be part of it. If I retweet Sunil’s post then people will say I am on his side and if I don’t, then people think I am on Kapil’s side,” she says, adding, “I didn’t want to be part of the fiasco. If people are assuming things, then they can continue to do so. I don’t open myself to opinions that don’t matter. I don’t have a public life. I am a worker and my job is to create content, not controversies.”
Once the news of the tiff broke out earlier this week, Kapil took to Twitter to publicly apologise to Sunil. Sunil, in turn, wrote back that Kapil should “start respecting human beings also apart from animals.” Buzz is strong that Sunil has quit the The Kapil Sharma Show.
Preeti, who has been at the receiving end of accusations that she gave out information about the tiff, argues that there is no reason for her to do that. “I was there [on the flight] because it is my job. But what is there to leak? Everyone from the show, who was on the flight has already spoken about it, so what am I going to leak?” she says, adding, “I don’t know why I am being dragged into this? No one has called me to ask me anything. I don’t know how I have become part of this? The suffering parties have already conveyed what they had to. I think enough has been said already. The incident is out in the open for all to see. I can’t even think of pointing fingers at one person since it happened publicly on a flight with 200 plus people.”
Meanwhile, last week, Kapil introduced his fiancée Ginni aka Bhavneet Chatrath to the world on social media, which many saw as a ploy to divert attention from the fight.
First Published: Mar 26, 2017 19:33 IST