Earlier in the month when the news about Sunil Grover bringing back his ‘comedy family’ came out, many fans of the actor-comedian could not control their excitement and were eagerly waiting for his live gig in Ahmedabad on May 27. But according to the reports the show has been cancelled.
Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar, Sugandha Mishra, Chandan Prabhakar, and Sanket Bhosle were to come together for the very first time to enthrall and entertain Ahmedabad at The Arena by TransStadia.
Officials at The Arena by TransStadia told Mirror, “Everything was perfect and running smooth. Most of the tickets for the show had been sold and due to so many nuances surrounding the show, yesterday we received an official confirmation that the show has been cancelled. The organisers cancelled the show due to some legal problems surrounding the show.”
The TransStadia made the announcement on social media.
From the beginning, the show has been surrounded by a lot of controversies. Rajpal Shah, a resident of Ahmedabad, who works as an event manager in Jasu Puja Event Company in the city had filed a complaint alleging that Mumbai-based Devang Shah, the director of X-factor Entertainment Company and Sunil’s manager, promised to organise an event with Sunil, but breached the contract and is now holding a similar event in Ahmedabad with a different organiser.
Rajpal was quoted by a leading daily as saying, “On Facebook, I saw the poster of ‘The Comedy Family Show’ in Ahmedabad and I was shocked as the concept was mine and I saw the poster that said it is happening on May 27. When I called Devang, he said I didn’t have the ‘patience’ for the show.” He added, “He’s offering me other dates, but I wanted to be the first one to bring Sunil to a show in the city.”
But, Devang says, “It’s true that were did take a token amount of Rs 10 Lakhs, but returned it soon after we realised that we could not manage to do the show due to scheduling problems/ unavailability of Sunil on the changed dates as mentioned by the organiser.”
Devang added that all was fine till the token amount was returned. But after the money was remitted in Rajpal’s account, he started making ‘harassing’ calls!
Now we eagerly await the announcement of Sunil Grover’s next live gig with his ‘comedy family’.