Confirmed: Raju Shrivastav is joining The Kapil Sharma Show
By FnF Desk | PUBLISHED: 30, Mar 2017, 11:36 am IST | UPDATED: 30, Mar 2017, 13:39 pm IST
On Tuesday, Sony TV sent out a tweet, teasing that someone new is going to join The Kapil Sharma Show. It has now come to light that comedian Raju Shrivastav is the chosen one.
Shrivastava told NDTV on Wednesday that he will be appearing on the show, not as a guest but for a full-fledged act. “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,” he said.
In the latest episode, Raju, Sunil Pal and Ehsaan Qureshi were invited as guests on the show but failed to pull the audience back.
“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.
Shrivastava could be joining as the permanent replacement for Sunil Grover who reportedly had a fight with Kapil as they were flying back with their team to Delhi from Australia after a show. Kapil got drunk, belittled Sunil and also physically assaulted him. Kapil later apologised to him on Twitter.
According to reports, Sunil has denied that he shot any recent episode of the popular comedy show, and is still considering his options. When asked about the situation, Sunil refused to comment on Kapil, and said he hasn’t signed on to a rival show on another channel. “At present, I am focusing on live shows and nothing else. I am also not talking to any other channel,” he said.