Colors chops off Dharmendra’s praise for Kapil on ‘Comedy Nights Live’

Ever since comedian Kapil Sharma’s popular show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ went off air last month, Colors channel replaced it with a rival show with a similar name – ‘Comedy Nights Live’ being hosted by comedian-actor Krushna Abhishek.

Kapil and the channel heads had some differences and have been at loggerheads for months now. And the war between them seems to have taken another interesting turn.

Recently, the Colors show ‘Comedy Nights Live’ invited veteran actor Dharmendra and his sons Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol for an episode. If reports are to be believed, Dharmendra was under the impression that it was Kapil’s show and that he will get to meet the funny man. He realised his mistake only when he arrived on the sets.

In fact, during the shooting of the episode Dharmendra mentioned about Kapil and praised him. The ‘Dharam Veer’ actor who had been to Kapil’s show several times, also admitted that he missed Kapil and his team’s act. Unaware about the fallout between Kapil and Colors channel and the former walking out of the show, the veteran actor continued to heap praises on Kapil, not once but a lot of times.

However, thinking that it will bring more brickbats for Krushna’s show, the channel edited out the portions where Dharmendra praised Kapil and none of it was aired in the episode. While Dharmendra congratulated Krushna and his team for the new show, the actor after returning home, called up Kapil directly and told him how much he missed him on the show.   

Meanwhile, Kapil and his team comprising Kiku Sharda, Ali Asgar, Sunil Grover, Sumona Chakravarti and Chandan Prabhakar will soon return on Sony TV with a new show. Kapil’s new show will reportedly have the same telecast timings as that of Krushna’s show on Colors.

Recently, Kiku shared a picture of the team in black suits on social media, which was apparently from the promo shoot of the new show.