Sunil should have never left our show, Kapil Sharma

Comedy hero Kapil Sharma made sure to watch the inaugural episode of his ex-colleague, Sunil Grover’s ‘Mad In India’, and said that Sunil should not have ever quit his show, ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’.

‘Mad In India’, is aired on Star Plus every Sunday at 9 pm. It is a 100% Desi comedy show, which went on air from February 16 amid much fanfare. The show promised to be different and not to concentrate only on Bollywood.

Sunil, quite effortlessly, had portrayed Gutthi in ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ before leaving the show in 2013. He has launched his own show, ‘Mad In India’, where he played the role of Chutki.

Kapil, after watching the show, said, “All I can say is, he (Sunil) should have never left our show. Sunil was part of a very collaborative and creative team. We were all part of the success of our show.”

“I am saying this with not a shred of excessive humility… but the show belongs to the entire talented team. Ali Asgar, who plays my Daadi, Upasana Singh, who plays my Bua, Kiku Sharad, who plays Pala, and Sumona Chakravarty, who plays my wife, and, of course, Sidhu paaji (Navjot Singh Sidhu).”

“What would the show be without them? Sunil was an integral part of the team.”

When asked what was wrong with the show, Kapil said, “I don’t know. Sunil has been around, trying to find his bearings in the entertainment industry. He’s my senior. I have the highest regard for his talents. And I am not the kind to feel threatened, or competitive, about anyone.

“In fact, I go out of my way to ensure every member of my team has a chance to take centre stage, so I can relax. Sunil must have been provoked into leaving by people around him,” said Kapil, who launched ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’, on Colors in June 2013.

Kapil, disappointed with Sunil’s show, went on to add, “Jo baat Gutthi mein thi hamare show mein, woh baat mujhe Chutki mein nahin dikhi (I don't find Sunil’s Chutki act to be comparable with his Gutthi on my show). Sunil seems lost on the show. As he is my friend and a very important team member, I can only hope to see him happy and comfortable in whatever he is doing.

“In all fairness, Sunil has every right to do his own show,” added Kapil.