The final episode of ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ hosted by ace actor-comedian Kapil Sharma will be aired on January 24 but the show will now be replaced with a new one.
The audiences will get to see the new show from January 31, every Sunday, at 10 pm on Colors TV.
Krushna Abhishek, who is also seen on the show ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’ which airs on the same channel, will be seen hosting the new show on the same set as that of the Comedy Nights With Kapil.
In an interview with India today, Krushna also hinted that the show’s title might be revised after a while, and his name might be included in the title. “Right now people associate the show with Kapil, including my name in the title immediately would not be appreciated,” Krushna said.
Tentatively titled as Comedy Nights Live, the new show will see Krushna Abhishek as Pappu Singh who will move into Kapil’s house with his family–father Sudesh Lahiri and others.
Krushna has also confirmed that Navjot Singh Sidhu will also join Comedy Nights Live, ending speculations about Sidhu moving with Kapil on his new show.
Apart from Sidhu and Sudesh, Bharti Singh will also be playing a prominent role in the new Comedy Nights, but her role is yet to be finalised.
When asked why was there a need for a new team, he said “Kapil has a great connect with the audience and he has a fan following of his own. I have a different fan following. Right now there is a lot of negativity. Log abhi hamein bahot galiyaan denge for few months. But ultimately, there is a set of audience who’ll watch comedy, and if they like our new show, they will give their love to it.”
He added: “I feel, every show has a saturation point. Kapil Sharma’s show also reached that saturation point. There will be a time, when people will get bored of Comedy Nights Bachao also and a fresh team would be needed to revive it.”
Krushna also said that Kapil had done a marvellous job, but from the past few months, people were finding the show monotonous and that is the reason why Comedy Nights Bachao was getting a good TRP.
While expressing his concern for Kapil being upset because of him taking over his show, Krushna said: “I haven’t spoken to Kapil as yet. I know he’ll be upset. But I want to tell him that he need not get upset with me. I haven’t snatched Comedy Nights from him. When Colors offered me the show, they told me since they can’t do it with Kapil, they want to rope me in.”
”If there is any bad blood, it is between Colors and Kapil, not me and Kapil,”added the new host.