Kapil Sharma, recently, has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. After posting abuses in multiple tweets, he made headlines for abusing and threatening a journalist. Following this, the actor filed a police complaint against the journalist, (his rumored ex-girlfriend and producer) Preeti Simoes and (her sister) Neeti Simoes for trying to extort Rs 25 lakhs from him and accusing them of making his mental condition worse. After Bharti Singh, Sugandha Mishra is the latest one to come out in support of Preeti Simoes, even as they refuse to blame Kapil entirely for his behaviour.

Reacting to recent developments, Sugandha, in a statement to a leading daily, said, “This is not the Kapil I knew. He was the one who got me to Mumbai and helped me seek permission from my family to have a career in this stream. But the choices he has made currently has led to his downfall. When we were a team, he was all fine but the current choices have somewhere led to all this. Probably the sudden stardom and success that he has got, had made him lose control on himself especially with the current team.”

She further added, “When we all were together, we never felt that he was going towards a negative side. In fact we all, including him, were extremely positive. But this began from the time of his movie Firangi. I guess that was when we started noticing a certain change in him. His new bunch wanted to separate us and probably change the team as well. But our team was strong enough and they knew how to handle Kapil, especially Preeti Simoes. Kapil is like a kid and she literally has caressed him like a child by bribing him into doing things.” ALSO READ: Kapil Sharma Abuses, Threatens And Files Complaint Against Journalist For Alleged Extortion Attempt

Kapil had recently said that he doesn’t care about the “lies” his rivals are spreading about him. In a statement to Bollywood Hungama, he added, “The people, who want my career destroyed can spread whatever lies they want. I am okay with it. I am not new to people piggy riding on my success. Let them. As long as it gives them the satisfaction that they want. I know what I am doing. And my channel believes in me.” Watch this space for further updates.