Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma had earlier announced his return to TV with The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony. He took to Twitter to confirm the news: “Jalad wapas aa raha hoon ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ lekar aap ke liye sirf @SonyTV par.”
And now, we can put a date to it. According to a Mumbai Mirror report, Kapil would be back with a bang on TV on 23 December. And what’s more, most of his old team - sans friend-turned-foe Sunil Grover - would be back with him. Krushna Abhishek, Bharti Singh, Sumona Chakravarti, Chandan Prabhakar and Kiku Sharda are teaming up with Kapil again for the show.
The new show, which is being produced by none other than Salman Khan, would have a similar format as that of Comedy Nights with Kapil. Salman, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma are among the celeb guests expected to appear on the show, for which a new set is being built at Mumbai’s Film city studios.
The comedian-actor is also tying the knot with girlfriend Ginni Chatrath on 12 December.
Earlier, Sony TV had confirmed Kapil’s return to the channel.
“Kapil Sharma is coming home to Sony Entertainment Television with his highly successful weekend comedy show. We are delighted and looking forward to again collaborate with Kapil and his absolutely talented creative team and actors.”Sony TV’s official spokesperson in a statement
The comedian was surrounded by controversies around his temperament and love life, when he vanished from the small screen abruptly.
In April, Kapil, in an interview to IANS had said he wanted some "me time to "recuperate". I've been working too hard for too long. There is a lot in the pipeline and lot of new exciting projects which I will talk about soon," Kapil told IANS in an e-mail interview when asked about the reason behind his absence from the small screen so abruptly.
Kapil had then made headlines, drawing bad press when an audio call in which he was heard hurling abuses at a journalist, was made public.
Last year, Kapil had a mid-air fight with his colleague, comedian Sunil Grover. The fight led to a widely talked about controversy, after which they parted ways professionally from "Comedy Nights With Kapil" which had brought both of them unprecedented fame.
He was also reportedly in an ashram in Bengaluru for a detox programme.
(With inputs from IANS, Mumbai Mirror)