Comedy Nights with Kapil: Gaurav Gera replaces Sunil Grover as ‘Gutthi’


Many stand-up comedian’s names were tabled to play the most popular and iconic character ‘Gutthi’ in the comedy show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ but it seems the channel’s hunt has finally come to an end with Gaurav Gera who is named as Dulaari. Channel Via Com 18, the media house producing ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ has decided to issue a copyright on character Guthi, so that no other channels can adapt the character in any form in their channel and so following the copyright rule, they have named the new replacement of ‘Guthi’ as Dulaari. 

In a recent episode, Gaurav Gera dressed similar to Guthi appeared with a new name Dulaari and had fun with the celebrity guest Saif Ali Khan on the show. Gautam also danced with Saif who came to promote his upcoming film, ‘Bullet Raja’ directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and starring Sonakshi Sinha in the female lead. The actor looked dapper in blue-grey kurta and white pyjama.

Saif also shake a leg with Dadi and Bua on the show. Saif was the first person to encounter the new replacement of Sunil Grover. Saif also played guitar on the show.

Many names ranging from Raju Srivastav to Navin Prabhakar was considered for the show but finally the channel selected Gaurav Gera.

When contacted, Navin Prabhakar said, "Yes, it's true I have been approached to play Gutthi. But I am not sure if I will be able to take the offer as I have many live shows and couple of movies lined up".

When asked, if he would like to play the role, Navin said, "Why not, I would love to play the role but I feel 'Gutthi' has become an iconic character and it will be difficult to recreate the same magic. Just like nobody can recreate 'Gabbar' from Sholay or 'Shaakaal' from Shaan. If I will do it, I will bring my own comic elements to the character and do it in my own style rather than simply copying it."

Gaurav Gera who was recently seen in TV show, ‘Mrs Pammi Pyarelal' was spotted in the trademark style of Guthi.

When Sunil Grover announced his exit from the show, there was a huge uproar in the media over his walking out of the show as he has made a place in audience heart with his cool avatar as Guthi.

Hope, Gaurav Gera would make up Sunil’s replacement.