Sunil Grover leaves Kapil Sharma for Krushna Abhishek and as fans, our hearts are breaking

Sunil Grover and Kapil Sharma's big spat led to Sunil quitting The Kapil Sharma Show. While Kapil continued to apologise, Sunil stayed quite about his return. Now, it has been confirmed that Sunil is set to arrive with a new show tentatively titled Comedy Company, with Krushna Abhishek.

Written by Mimansa Shekhar | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2017 7:08 pm
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Weekends won’t be the same. How could they be when it has just been confirmed that our favourite actor-comedians — Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover — have finally and irrevocably severed the umbilical chord. It is official now that Sunil is set to join Kapil’s arch rival Krushna Abhishek to launch a new show, tentatively titled Comedy Company. Are we happy to have Sunil back on television, or are we sad that this report has resurrected the fact that Sunil and Kapil will never be seen together again? Ever since that infamous fight, we knew this day was coming but we hoped against hope that Sunil and Kapil will bury the hatchet, kiss and make-up. We, the comedians and their numerous fans, will be one happy family again as they give us post-dinner guffaws every weekend at 9 pm. Alas, it was not to be.

Just before March this year, The Kapil Sharma Show had a dream team and a monopoly. It not just stayed glued at the top of TRP ratings, but even in the hearts of its loyal audience who made it a point to switch on their TV screens every Saturday and Sunday to get their weekend dose of laughter. Then something uncalled for happened midair between two of the most favourite actor-comedians of India and the nation ended up taking sides — you were either Team Kapil or Team Sunil. What followed were rumours, speculations and a big round of public apologies. While Kapil tried his best to get back Sunil back, the latter was in no mood to forget and forgive.

kapil sharma, sunil grover, sunil grover kapil sharma, sunil kapil, sunil kapil fight, sunil kapis pics Sunil Grover hung around with Kapil Sharma when the latter had a fallout with Colors.

Much has been spoken and written about how The Kapil Sharma Show has lost its sheen ever since Sunil Grover left. Kapil has tried to rope in a lot of new faces, but failed to hold back the audience. The show is struggling for survival, literally. It fell out from top 10 race sometime back. The gags look stale and bland. Even Kapil looks visibly weak and tired, as if he is done persuading Sunil. While we want to sympathise with him, we somehow can’t as we know he was at fault, at least that’s what has been projected.

Sunil has now chosen his side. And this side leads him to Krushna – the same actor who replaced Kapil when the comedian and his team packed up their Comedy Nights With Kapil from Colors and change base to Sony channel. That was the time when Sunil stuck with his then good friend in the crisis. Now, many are raising eyebrows as to why Sunil chose Krushna, when he could’ve easily gone solo with his new show. Maybe this is because the ghost of his previous show Mad In India, which he did alone following trouble with Kapil, failed to leave any mark on the small screen. But lets remember that Kapil’s show also faced major drop in viewership when Sunil broke away from him and did Mad In India, and it was saved only after he returned. Now, Sunil is set for a comeback with a full army, which also includes his fellow actors Ali Asgar, Chandan Prabhakar and Sugandha Mishra. Will he pass with flying colours?

kapil sharma show, the kapil sharma show, kapil sharma show old cast, sunil grover kapil sharma, ali asgar kapil sharma A still from the original show Comedy Nights With Kapil, before it shifted to Sony channel.

The loyalists of Kapil Sharma’s blockbuster show swear by the smooth camaraderie Sunil and Kapil shared on screen. From teasing and taunting to filling for each other, or any goof-up on the stage which only provided more laughter, the fact remains that these two were a hit pair, even better than any lead couple of a soap opera. Sunil might be senior to Kapil in terms of time spent in the industry, but Kapil’s show and the character of Gutthi, Rinku Bhabhi and Dr Mashoor Gulati made Sunil. Cut to Kapil, and his show got the best ratings when Sunil was in his elements. The way he performed in the Dilwale special episode, colouring himself all red and brown, is a case in point. In fact, Shah Rukh Khan was so impressed that he hugged Sunil without bothering that Sunil was covered in colour.

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Taking note of this give and take relationship, and how both Sunil and Kapil are incomplete without each other, one can only wonder how they will fare when pitted against each other on the TRP chart. Many called Sunil’s decision to quit, a wise one. They felt it was high time he gave it back to Kapil and all the times he was humiliated behind the scenes. However, there is a bigger chunk of audience who still long to see them together, and feels they cannot survive without each other. Many are still hopeful, so are we!

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    shriram
    Jun 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm
    first of all ye show to flop hoga, iska pata chal gaya hai ki kitne log iski trp badhane ke liye laye gaye hai. second India kabhi bhi dhokebajo ko maaf nahi karta kyonki yah a per log emotional hote hai. public sab janti hai ki jis kapil ne sunil, ali, chandan, sughanda etc ko apne shows keep through popular karvaya aaj wo sab matlabi ek ho gaye aur kapil ko akela samaj rahe hai. ye jante nahi so sunar ki are ek luhar like. sher akela hota hai. yes sabko apne ghamand aur ahsan faramosh ko public reject kar
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      Sanjiv Das
      Jun 17, 2017 at 2:15 am
      Kapil n Sunil should be together again in Kapil's show.....
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        Tina K.
        Jun 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm
        Salman always jealous of KAPIL, always support KAPIL's rivals like krushna sunil. Salman's sense of humor is very poor, laughs on poor jokes stupid dances of sunil. We are not going to watch this stupid tubelight promotion. Why this promotion is going to telecast for 2 times in a day????????? 12pm and 9pm too????? What Salman is showing that he can stop KAPIL's show anytime????? What if your Tubelight will be a SUPER FLOP, Salman?? We are not going to watch even Tubelight...!
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          Si Yo Na
          Jun 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm
          Well said. .. agree with your statements. ... 🖒
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          anju purohit
          Jun 15, 2017 at 2:37 pm
          Those screaming kapil finished happy tbt salman chose sunil not kapil of kapils badtameezi with sunil salmsn to sant mahatma hai isliye bezubaan jasnwar ko maarkar use maze se khaya tha kisi par gadi chala do how datd thy come in salmans way such uch vichar salman ke now now helping anothet sant dunil who had ditched to start his show but whn he fsoled shameless arrogant badatameeze kapil took him back no tameeze thts why all hve come togatet to teach kapil lesspn tomorrow you will see stage full of no place to stand ek fuste ke upar why need comedians just to finish one kapil tht shows the power of kapil faikures hve come togather no bhaichara sll enemies but one aim joins thm kapil finished so thy can do their danda
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            Blesson
            Jun 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm
            One day Sunil will come back to Kapil... God will show his Aukad very soon. Kapil Sharma is really a nice human... Sunil is not worth. Because of Kapil he got into limelight. Sunil will beg to kapil one day..
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              Tina K.
              Jun 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm
              AAMEEN...!
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              Aster
              Jun 15, 2017 at 9:37 am
              Kapil and Krushna can not be compared. Kapil is way ahead . May be Kapil should take a break and come back after some time with Flying colours. In life also it is true if something is readily available we miss importance of it.
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                Sandy
                Jun 15, 2017 at 7:34 am
                Although I don't like what Kapil did but Sunil is doing much worse. I think as audience we should boycott Sunil's Show.
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                  Naina Shetty
                  Jun 15, 2017 at 12:18 pm
                  yes please boycott sunil s show
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                    Tina K.
                    Jun 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm
                    Yes .. agree...!
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