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  1. Sunil Grover not returning to The Kapil Sharma Show even as ratings plunge

Sunil Grover not returning to The Kapil Sharma Show even as ratings plunge

The face behind the famous character of Dr Mashoor Gulati, Sunil Grover, is not thinking of returning after the in-flight tiff with Kapil Sharma.

By: | Published: March 29, 2017 3:33 PM
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The Kapil Sharma Show will not see ‘Dr Mashoor Gulati’ again. The face behind this successful comedy’s character, Sunil Grover, is not thinking of returning after the in-flight tiff with Kapil Sharma. Sunil may have maintained a silence on his appearance again on the hit comedy show after the latter allegedly assaulted him on a flight in drunk condition, but reports of him shooting for an episode of a skit-cum-chat programme have now further clarified his decision to distance himself from the show, reported Mid-Day. After his spat with Kapil, Sunil boycotted the shoot of the next episode of the show. He was supported by two other team members – Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asgar – who also did not attend the shoot and the show was finally shot with Raju Srivastava, Sunil Pal and Ehsaan Qureshi.

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Meanwhile, the show has witnessed a drastic fall in viewership soon after Grover withdrew his support and if he permanently left it, the graph can further take a dip. However, amid all this, Sunil called the reports a “lie”. According to Mid-Day, the comedian said “It’s all a lie.” He also dismissed any rumours of bringing a new show with any other channel and said his focus on live shows only. “At present, I am focusing on live shows and nothing else. I am also not talking to any other channel,” Sunil said very clearly. Though he maintained silence on whether he will return to The Kapil Sharma Show.

In a matter of worry, the popularity of Kapil’s show has been constantly plummetting after the hit trio withdrew their support. The YouTube views of the show has fallen down to almost half from 57 lakh views for March 18 episode to 27 lakhs for the March 25 episode. It has further gone down and settled at 14 lakh in the last episode aired on March 26. Moreover, in a further blow for the show, it has received ‘dislikes’ almost double the ‘likes’. While, putting the controversy behind him, Sunil, is busy in his live shows. After the spat, he did a live gig as part of a charity event in Assam last week and is gearing up for one more show with Ali Asgar as company. “I am overwhelmed by the love I am getting from the audience. Performing live is exhilarating,” he says.

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