The Kapil Sharma Show: Raju Srivastava replaces Sunil Grover

It is almost confirmed that Sunil Grover is not returning to ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ following his ugly spat with the stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma. In support of Sunil Grover, his fellow comedians Ali Asgar, Chandan Prabhakar and Sugandha Mishra also quit the show.

Now it is learnt that noted comedian Raju Srivastava is the new addition. He will be replacing Sunil Grover.

Sunil Pal, Raju Shrivastav and Ehsaan Qureshi shot an episode for the show. They have appeared as a guests and now Raju will shot for all the episodes. "Yes, I have started shooting for this show. The channel and the team are happy with the episodes I have shot for them and have called me for more episodes," Mr Srivastava told NDTV.

“I don’t know how the channel is going to represent my character or my acts to the audience. But this is true that I’m shooting for the show and will feature in the show as a ‘new entry’,” he added.

Meanwhile, Sunil Grover refused shooting for new episodes of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’. "At present, I am focusing on live shows and nothing else. I am also not talking to any other channel", he said.

He performed at a charity event in Assam last week and has a live show with colleague Kiku Sharda scheduled to take place on Saturday in New Delhi. At both gigs, Mr Grover will perform live as the characters Dr Mashoor Gulati and Rinku Bhabhi.

Sunil Grover and his few colleagues walked out of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ after an ugly spat with Kapil on a flight while they were returning from a show in Australia. Kapil Sharma allegedly slapped and abused Sunil Grover.