Stand-up comedian and actor Kapil Sharma is dominating the news headlines for both right and wrong reasons. After introducing the world to his gorgeous ladylove, Ginni Chatrath for the first time, Kapil Sharma was in for a rude shock when news of his ugly spat with fellow comedian, Sunil Grover went viral on the social media. It started with rumours of The Kapil Sharma show host of abusing Sunil, who plays the popular character of Dr Mashoor Gulati, snowballed into the biggest tiff of the year. The two famous TV personalities are washing dirty linen in the public while their fans are unable to digest the fall-out. The 35-year-old Kapil Sharma might have earned himself the tag of King of Comedy, but there is no shortage of controversies in his glittering life.
Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover have had a history as competitors when the latter walked out their previous show, the Comedy Nights with Kapil to start his own venture. But they soon reconciled and worked well on Sony TV’s The Kapil Sharma Show. We have also heard the famous TKSS host speak about being a secure artist on Karan Johar’s chat show, Koffee With Karan Season 5. Hence, the news of Kapil’s abusive behaviour towards his teammate, Sunil came as a shocker for their fans.
According to the reports, the nasty showdown took place when Kapil and Sunil were returning from Australia, where they had gone for a stage show. It is said that Kapil walked up to Sunil Grover’s seat and started abusing and manhandling. He held Sunil by his collar and also raised his hand to him. The same reports claim Kapil to be drunk and apparently told The Coffee With D actor, “Tu Mera Naukar hai, tere show flop tha” (You are my servant, your show was a big flop).
In a matter of short time, Kapil Sharma-Sunil Grover fight became the hottest topic of discussion that took the internet by storm. But is the something new for fan’s favourite, Kapil. He has been embroiled in controversy time and again. Be it his tiff with COLORS channel or the attention-seeking tweet tagging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Keeping aside his major count of controversies, the comedy king has had several fall-outs with many industry celebs.
1. Ajaz Khan
Kapil was accused by former Bigg Boss contestant Ajaz Khan who blamed him for not airing his episode. This incident is during the time when Kapil Sharma hosted Comedy Nights With Kapil on COLORS. Ajaz was clearly upset at Kapil for not informing or taking his calls over the change of plan. He was quoted saying, “I thought you were a good man. I messaged you, tweeted you and even called you. But you did not answer anywhere. I was called as a celebrity, and I am a celebrity. My script was changed but then I asked you and added my own dialogues. Tell me the truth.” Kapil did his best to calm the angry Ajaz but this episode highlighted Comedy King’s unprofessionalism and bias towards less popular celebrities in the industry.
2. Kamaal R Khan
Kapil Sharma and KRK’s war of words on Twitter grabbed a lot of attention during the time when Kapil was venturing into Bollywood as a lead actor. KRK poked fun at the comedian dragging actress Nargis Fakhri into the picture. He tweeted saying, “SMS of Nargis- I was shocked to hear an offer of YRF to do a film with comedian Kapil Sharma. I think they forgot tat I was launched with Ranbir.” This tweet seemed like an insult for the funny Sharma who rebuffed KRK’s sly dig by writing, “@kamaalrkhan call me… If u have guts… I will show u… How to deal with a Punjabi guy.”
3. Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur
This incident took place when Bollywood actors Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur were to shoot an episode of The Kapil Sharma Show as part of the promotions for OK Jaanu but was left miffed with the host’s unprofessionalism. Kapil Sharma reached late for the show making the lead pair wait for five long hours and decided to leave the sets. According to the Mumbai Mirror report, “Shraddha and Aditya were ready to shoot at the scheduled time but had no option but to cool their heels as they waited for the host to arrive. They were patient at first, but when the shoot was delayed by around five hours, they got miffed, with Shraddha almost threatening to walk out. The shoot finally took off at 9 pm and went on till late night.”
4. Vidya Balan
One of the recent events that highlight Kapil Sharma’s high-headedness is when talented actress Vidya Balan was to shoot an episode for her upcoming film, Begum Jaan as a part of promotions. She along with her Begum Jaan co-stars – Gauahar Khan, Illa Arun and Pallavi Sharda were made to wait for SIX LONG HOURS!! Unlike, Aditya and Shraddha, Vidya Balan walked out of the sets citing callous attitude of Kapil Sharma. Thankfully, Kapil did manage to calm Vidya, and the episode was eventually shot.
5. Karan Johar
Just like Kapil Sharma reportedly addresses Sunil Grover as ‘his servant’, he did cross his line with Bollywood ace filmmaker, Karan Johar by calling him ‘his assistant.’ According to a report in Deccan Chronicle, “While hosting an award show, Kapil Sharma invited SRK to co-host a segment along with him. Karan, who was co-hosting with Kapil till then, was asked to leave the stage in an allegedly disrespectful fashion. ‘You are my assistant, and you may leave now’ is what the comedian said. This statement did not go down too well with Karan, and he took offence to it.” Stop it already, Kapil Sharma or else you might run out of well-wishers in the industry.