Kapil Sharma, Sunil Grover shoot for Sony's Sabse Bada Kalakar — but not together
Despite several attempts to get them to reconcile — the latest including a witty plea by Rishi Kapoor on Twitter — it doesn't seem as though the Sunil Grover and Kapil Sharma feud is likely to end anytime soon.
The details of their extremely public falling out — after Sharma allegedly assaulted Grover on a Melbourne-India flight in March 2017 — are by now well known. It led to Grover and other cast members like Ali Asgar walking off The Kapil Sharma Show.
Ever since, there's been speculation aplenty about whether or not Grover will get his own show on Sony Entertainment Television, if he'll be able to make a go of his solo career, and if Sharma's show and ratings will eb able to weather this latest storm.
You can read Firstpost's comprehensive report on the row between Grover and Sharma, and its repercussions, here:
However, fans may take a little solace in Sharma and Grover being part of the same show — albeit in different episodes.
Sony's Sabse Bada Kalakar featured appearances by both Grover and Sharma. However, their segments were shot on different days.
Sharma shot for his appearance on Sabse Bada Kalakar on Monday night, along with Boman Irani. Irani tweeted a photo of the duo on the sets:
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) April 18, 2017
On the other hand, Grover was on the sets on Tuesday night — along with his The Kapil Sharma Show cast-mate Ali Asgar. Grover appeared in his avatar as Dr Mashoor Gulati, while Asgar played his nurse Leila.
Sony shared this video of Grover from the sets:
As for when they will ever shoot together, neither Grover nor Sharma have any answers to offer — although TV industry insiders have hinted at an April-end return for "Dr Gulati" on The Kapil Sharma Show.