It is my duty: Navjot Singh Sidhu to mediate between Kapil Sharma-Sunil Grover
Navjot Singh Sidhu is associated with show right from the start, and enjoys a great rapport with entire crew, including Kapil and Sunil.tv Updated: Mar 23, 2017 23:51 IST
Cricketer-turn-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who plays a celebrity judge in a popular television comedy show, is willing to broker peace between bickering programme host Kapil Sharma and fellow comedian Sunil Grover.
Kapil and Sunil had a fight when they were flying back with their team to New Delhi after a show in Melbourne. Apparently, Kapil got drunk on the Air India flight last Friday, belittled Sunil and also physically assaulted him. Kapil apologised to him on Twitter, but the two have yet to patch up.
“Kapil and Sunil are brothers. Being a senior member of the show, it is my duty to bring them together again,” said Sidhu, a cabinet minister in the new Congress government in Punjab.
“It is a show that is much loved by the people,” he said, referring to the hugely successful The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony.
Sidhu is associated with show right from the start, and enjoys a great rapport with entire crew, including Kapil and Sunil.
Besides the Kapil-Sunil feud, the 53-year-old Sidhu’s participation in the show has also come under a cloud as government ministers are not supposed to promote private programmes.
Though the comedians and the crew were initially quiet about the spat, Sunil took to Twitter to express his feelings and all hell broke loose after that.
A source, who was onboard the 12-hour flight, said the fight broke out after Kapil took umbrage as his crew started having their meal before he finished his drink. He apparently drank an entire bottle of Glenfiddich whisky.
Sunil tried to calm down Kapil, but was yelled at. “Kapil got up, took off his shoe, and hit Sunil,” the source said.
Kapil apparently shouted at Sunil, “Gaya tha na tu toh. Aaya na waapas mere hi paas.” This was in reference to Sunil quitting the comedian’s previous show, Comedy Nights with Kapil, to start his own on with a rival channel, and later returned after failing to get enough TRPs.
After the latest spat, Sunil has allegedly vowed not return to The Kapil Sharma Show, even if his fee is doubled. His contract with Sony is till April 23.
Kapil had dismissed their feud as “an argument” in a Facebook post but Sunil, in his tweets, asked the stand-up comedian to “start respecting human beings”.
Paji @WhoSunilGrover sry if I hurt u unintentionally.u knw vry well how much I luv u. M also upset .love n regards always:)— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) March 20, 2017
Sunil, who plays the popular characters of Dr Mashoor Gulati and Rinku Bhabhi on Kapil’s show, wrote: “thanks for making me realise it was your show and you have power to throw out anybody, anytime … You are the wittiest, and the best in your field. But don’t act like a ‘God’.”
For his part, Kapil tweeted that he is sorry if he had unintentionally hurt Sunil. Kapil had even written that he loves Sunil like his “elder brother”.
The two TV actors didn’t respond to requests for comments on the fight.
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First Published: Mar 23, 2017 17:58 IST