The spat between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover is on everyone’s lips. The whole nation wants to know if Rinku Bhabhi will ever reunite with Kapil on The Kapil Sharma Show. People are also aghast about the reports of Kapil’s alleged misbehaviour and high-handedness which make us wonder when did things start going wrong with our lovable Sharmaji. Today, we read a report in mid-day where senior comedian Raju Srivastava has offered to play peace-maker between the two. He has decided to organise a meeting where the two can sit down and sort out their differences. Bollywood Life got in touch with Raju Srivastava who shared his anguish and pain over the fiasco with us on no uncertain terms. (ALSO READ: Raju Srivastav to play peacemaker between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover)
“I am very hurt. The audience loves us (comedians) and it is only after immense hard work that we have reached where we are. Kapil and co are very lucky to get so much love from the whole of India. This fight, in a way is cheating their fans. It is disrespect of the viewers,” said Raju Srivastava, who is known as Gajodhar amongst his fans. He was also critical of Kapil’s alleged love for alcohol that is being seen as many as the real reason behind his misdemeanor on the Air India flight. “I believe if it is whiskey and if one cannot handle it, one should quit drinking. Janta ka pyaar bahut hai,” said he.
The comedy stalwart along with Sunil Pal and Ahsan Qureshi filled in for Sunil Grover, Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asghar for the coming episode. “We shot yesterday’s episode without Gutthi (Sunil Grover). It went well but uski kami khal rahi thi (we missed his presence). Both Kapil and Sunil treat me like an elder brother. I believe no third party should try to cash in on their fight. All of us have our set of fans and are doing well. This is time to show a big heart and reunite the two,” he said. (ALSO READ: Sunil Grover says he is undecided about his future on The Kapil Sharma Show)
Raju Srivastava is known as a versatile comedian. Along with Kapil Sharma, he has also been nominated for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. He also gave an insight on how this ugly fight can impact the earnings of comedians and their brand value. “When one of us becomes a shining star, other comedians also benefit from it. The brand value of our community was boosted by Kapil in an unbelievable manner. The Kapil Sharma Show is the biggest comedy show in the history of Indian TV and people should respect it. Everyone has worked so hard for all this,” he said. We also read that Raju planned to have Kapil’s mother, Janak at the meeting. “I am thinking of sending her a message so that she also comes for the meeting. Everyone listens to her. I hope things get sorted out after this meet. For us, it is work. If, in an unfortunate turn of events, they decide not to reunite, we will associate with them on whatever show they do, he said. Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover’s fans should really thank Raju for this effort. The meeting will happen this Saturday at one of their homes.
When we asked him if he felt that Sunil Grover was replaceable on The Kapil Sharma Show. “Only Sunil can do Dr Mashoor Gulati. No one can replace his style and wit,” he stated. We are sure zillions will agree with you. Now, this is some hopeful news for fans of the jodi.