After Kapil Sharma’s show, Family Time With Kapil Sharma was discontinued speculations were rife that the time slot would be given to ace stand up comedian Vir Das’s show with the same cast. However, quashing all rumours the stand-up comedian took to Twitter and denied all such reports and praised Kapil Sharma saying, “he has accumulated a great deal of appreciation for himself over the years and his space isn’t something that can be replaced.”
He took to Twitter yesterday and wrote, “I’ve been getting a lot of phone calls from journalists for the last day. I thought I might address it. There have been a few articles that suggest I am in talks to replace Kapil Sharma and his show. In response to the several queries coming my way, no I’m not doing any show on any network. Kapil has accumulated a great deal of appreciation for himself over the years and his space isn’t something that can be replaced. I develop all my projects from scratch, based on my comedic ideas. I wish him and his show well. Hope that clears things up. Cheers, V.”
A quick statement in response to some articles about Kapil Sharma, his show and me. pic.twitter.com/CXdL1sSl2Y
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) April 12, 2018
According to sources, the channel had decided to stall the show as Kapil was not shooting for the episodes. While they have not commented on the fact that how long the show will be off air but the cast and crew were informed that the shooting is not expected to resume anytime soon. Neha Pendse, Kapil’s co-host on the show has even gone ahead and signed two more shows.
Kapil has been garnering a lot of negative publicity because of his Twitter rants and Preeti Simoes’s sister, Neeti Simoes even wrote an open letter to the ace-comedian trying to clarify the allegations he levelled against the two sisters. Kapil is said to be under depression while some of his colleagues and friends blame his excessive drinking as well as Preeti Simoes.