Coffee with D: Sunil Grover clears the air, says Kapil Sharma did not refuse to film's promotion

FP Staff

Jan,03 2017 20:47:48 IST

Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma courted controversy on Tuesday after reports came out that his fellow Comedy Nights With Kapil actor Sunil Grover was denied promotion for his upcoming movie Coffee With D on the show.

According to a Mumbai Mirror report, after being postponed by a day, Grover was told that the two-day shoot for the promotion had been cancelled.

File image of Sumil Grover. Courtesy: CNN News18

File image of Sumil Grover. Courtesy: CNN News18

But later in the day, in an interview with Bollywood Life, Grover cleared the air when asked about the controversy saying that Sharma had no problem with him venturing into films. He said that the promotion was cancelled after one of the actors in the movie (Zakir Hussain) did not have the dates.

“Yes, the promotion of Coffee With D on The Kapil Sharma Show is not happening. However, Kapil did not refuse it. Anything of that sort did not happen. Kapil did not say a No,” Grover added.

Earlier there were reports that the filmmakers had received threat calls from the underworld, and lodged a complaint at the Parliament Street Police Station in Delhi.

"We have been receiving calls from a man claiming to be the right hand of Dawood, Chota Shakeel," director Vishal Mishra had said in a statement. "We are law abiding citizens and stay in a democratic country. We haven't done anything wrong in making the film on Dawood and will maintain that," the statement said.

But later the sam day , Grover clarified that he was not filing a complaint against anybody and all reports related to it were 'fake'.  Grover, who is playing the lead role in the upcoming film clarified this on his Twitter account.

"I am not in Delhi. I am not filing any complaint against anybody. It's a fake news (sic)," he wrote.

RP Meena, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, told IANS: "We have not registered an FIR in this connection on their allegations. Their complaint is being studied for further course of investigation if needed."

Though Grover said he is not going to file any police complaint, it is still not clear if the actor actually got any threat calls. The recording handed over to the police, however, clearly mentions Grover's name.

Coffee With D revolves around the story of a journalist who attempted to fix an appointment with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

The movie is the first release of 2017 and is slated to hit the screens on Friday.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Jan 03, 2017 20:47 PM