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Kapil Sharma confirms show to go off air: I can’t ignore my health at this stage

A day after Sony confirmed that The Kapil Sharma Show will be replaced by The Drama Company, the comedian-actor has revealed that his health is the reason behind this decision.

tv Updated: Sep 01, 2017 15:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Kapil Sharma,The Kapil Sharma Show,Krushna Abhishek
Kapil Sharma is currently working on his next film, Firangi, and his show - The Kapil Sharma Show.

TV star Kapil Sharma, who has been going through a rough phase in his professional life, will not be seen on TV for some time as his hit show - The Kapil Sharma Show - has been pulled down. A day after a channel spokesperson confirmed news of the show going off air, the comedian-actor has given the reason behind the decision - he is unwell.

“Yes, I am just going to rest for some days. It is just a drop of a few episodes because I cannot ignore my health at this stage when my movie is also going to release and the coming schedule is going to be more hectic. I will come back with full force. I am thankful to the channel that they allowed me and did not put any pressure,” Kapil told Pinkvilla.

Kapil Sharma, Kiku Sharda and Chandan Prabhakar during a press conference in Amritsar on Saturday, March 05, 2016. ( Photo by Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times )

“Kapil is suffering from blood pressure issues and stress, which is affecting his work. The decision to take a break from shooting fresh episodes was taken mutually between Kapil and the channel,” a source close to the show had told Hindustan Times.

“Kapil has been under the weather for sometime now. Due to this, we have mutually agreed to take a short break. However, once Kapil has recovered completely, we will start shooting again. We value our relationship with Kapil and wish him a speedy recovery,” an official spokesperson from the channel said.

Sony plans to re-run old episodes of the The Kapil Sharma Show for the time being, with a change in the timing.

“From the coming weekend, our other comedy show, The Drama Company (starring Krushna Abhishek, one of the main rivals of Kapil Sharma) will be on air at 9pm, and The Kapil Sharma Show’s re-run episodes will be aired at 8pm,” the source from the channel added.

The TRPs of Kapil’s show have been in a free fall since his mid-air fight with Sunil Grover. Sunil left the show as did Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar. Kapil’s troubles only increased when he had to cancel a shoot with Shah Rukh Khan after he fainted on the sets. In fact, since July, Kapil cancelled shoots seven times with A-list Bollywood celebs for a variety of reason. The recent team to return without shooting their episode was Baadshaho team led by Ajay Devgn.

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First Published: Sep 01, 2017 09:35 IST