Kapil Sharma has been in the news ever since his feud with former co-star Sunil Grover came to the fore in March. This not just began to affect the TRP’s of “The Kapil Sharma Show” led by him, but also came as a blow to the comedian’s health.
In a span of six-months, considering all the circumstances, the channel on which the show is aired and Kapil have ‘mutually decided’ to take a short break. The ace comedian has now gone ahead and mentioned how he has just taken a temporary break for his body to heal.
The comedian-turned-actor, whose upcoming Bollywood film, Firangi, is slated to release in November this year, also confessed that he was so pained by the mid-air fight with Sunil, and became an alcoholic too.
While talking about the incident to HT, Kapil Sharma mentioned, “I admit there was a problem. And I’ve paid a heavy price for it. But what was reported was grossly exaggerated and almost entirely fabricated. It was said that I asked that food be served to me first on the flight and that I got angry and I threw a shoe at Sunil. You’ve known me for some years. Do you think I am capable of such behaviour?”
Kapil further added that he started drinking heavily after the incident and obviously that did take a toll on him and his health. As he added to the popular daily, “It (the incident) affected me deeply. I started drinking heavily. It was so unnecessary. And so painful to me. Sunil Grover, Chandan, Ali Asgar are all my friends. How could this happen?”
The comedian also revealed how he feels that it was a mistake not to come forward and clarify all the things. As he revealed, “When I am misunderstood I clam up. But now I realise it was a mistake to not put forward the truth. A section of the media took advantage of my silence. Painted me as an arrogant brat. All these stories of shoe-throwing and tantrums were started in a section of the digital media.”
Kapil even suggested that he did make an effort to bring Sunil Grover back for The Kapil Sharma Show, but it did not work out. As the ace comedian said, “Yes, I have. But I think he has other commitments now, like live performances, etc. But he knows the show is as much his as mine and open to him anytime he wants.”