For all those Kapil Sharma fans eagerly awaiting his comeback on the small screen, here is some good news. The comedian will reportedly make a comeback with the second season of 'The Kapil Sharma Show' which is set to air in October. As per reports, the new season will be helmed by ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ director Bharat Kukreti. Kapil is reportedly also prepping for the release of a film.
Comedian Kapil Sharma lately made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The comedian turned actor has found himself in the midst of a controversy time and again ever since his mid-air brawl with co-actor Sunil Grover made headlines in March 2017. Post his fallout with Grover, 'The Kapil Sharma Show' was taken off-air, and during the trailer launch of his film 'Firangi' last year, Kapil confessed that he had fallen into depression. The comedian did make his comeback on the small screen with 'Family Time With Kapil' on March 25 but unfortunately for the comedian, the channel took a break from the show citing his ill health.
The comedian, who rose to fame with 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' in 2013, made news after a controversial phone call to a journalist. The actor drifted away from the limelight after a reported battle with alcoholism and depression.
Here is a look at the times Kapil Sharma has made news for all the wrong reasons;
1. HIS MID-AIR FIGHT WITH SUNIL GROVER AND THE UGLY MESS THAT FOLLOWED
Kapil Sharma made headlines after he reportedly assaulted co-star Sunil Grover in a drunken state. Following the brawl between the two, Sunil and a few other comedians pulled out of 'The Kapil Sharma Show' and the show eventually went off air.
2. KAPIL’S TWEET TO PM NARENDRA MODI
Kapil was in the news in 2016 after he tweeted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking, "Yeh hain aapke achhe din?". In another tweet, he said, "I am paying 15 cr income tax from last 5 year n still i have to pay 5 lacs bribe to BMC office for making my office @narendramodi."
3. HIS INSENSITIVE COMMENT ON PREGNANT WOMEN
Women activists raised an objection about Kapil’s joke where he said a woman who could deliver babies while commuting on potholed roads. Women's associations lodged a complaint against him with the Maharashtra State Women’s Commission.
4. WHEN HE REPORTEDLY LASHED OUT AT PRIYANKA CHOPRA
Kapil Sharma reportedly lashed out Priyanka Chopra after the actress allegedly kept him waiting for three hours and caused a further delay since she wasn't ready even after arriving for an award show the comedian was hosting. Kapil reportedly hit out saying, "Ladies logon ka yehi problem hai, madam abhi tak tayaar nahin hain."
5. KAPIL’S ALLEGED MISBEHAVIOUR WITH FEMALE CELEBRITIES
Kapil Sharma reportedly misbehaved with actress Tanishaa Mukerji, singer Monali Thakur, and Marathi actress Deepali Sayeed during a party after the International Marathi Film Festival Awards in 2015.
6. HIS LAST-MINUTE EXIT FROM THE CELEBRITY CRICKET LEAGUE 4
Kapil Sharma was reportedly roped in to host the Celebrity Cricket League 4 (CCL), backed out of the tournament, after he was allegedly paid a whopping amount of Rs 1.25 crore by the organisers.
7. HIS ALLEGED UNPROFESSIONALISM
The comedian has faced a backlash in the past for calling off-shoot schedules as a result of his alleged ill-health. Much to the dismay of celebrities, Kapil had reportedly cancelled shoots with actors like Shah Rukh Khan, Paresh Rawal, Arjun Rampal, Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ajay Devgan, among others.
8. HIS WAR OF WORDS WITH COLORS
After his successful show 'Comedy Nights With Kapil’ went off-air, the channel Colors cited Kapil’s demand for a higher pay and his violation of a few clauses in the contract as the reason. The comedian however, said that he quit the show since its popularity could've been affected after another channel introduced a show with the same concept.
9. WHEN HE CHOSE SRK OVER SALMAN KHAN
Kapil Sharma was reportedly upset with Salman Khan after he chose to promote his film on rival comedy show 'Comedy Nights Bachao'. Following this, during a media interaction when the comedian was asked to choose between Shah Rukh and Salman as a replacement for his show, he immediately chose SRK over Salman.
10. THE TAX EVASION CONTROVERSY
Back in 2014, Kapil Sharma was booked for non- payment of tax dues amounting to around Rs 60 lakh.
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