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The bittersweet friendship of Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover

Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover are perhaps the names that don’t need an introduction. Often regarded as the best comedians working in Television at present, Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover made their mark on Indian Television. However, their friendship has always been a roller-coaster ride to them and also the public and their fans.

Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover’s career


Started as a stand-up comedian, Kapil Sharma had his first break after winning a television comedy reality show called The laughter challenge in 2007. He then went on participating in many reality comedy shows and programs. But he rose to popularity with his show Comedy Nights with Kapil which was launched in 2013. The show was aired on Colours TV and was produced by Kapil himself under his production company K9 Productions.

Sunil Grover started his career by starring in a silent comedy series called SAB TV’s Gutur Gu. He then became famous for playing a variety of characters in the show Comedy Nights with Kapil. He also starred in a couple of Bollywood movies and was praised for his performances by the critics.

How did Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover come together?

The duo first came together for the show Comedy Nights with Kapil, in which Kapil Sharma plays the title role and Sunil Grover played a variety of characters. Gutthi is the character Sunil Grover is well known playing for.

The show became an instant hit on Television and became a goto platform for many Bollywood celebrities for their movie promotions. Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover succeeded in creating separate fan bases of their own after this show.

The first fight between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover


Soon after the success of Comedy Nights with Kapil, both Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover turned into the stars of Indian Television. It was then Sunil Grover asked for a hike in his remuneration but was denied by both Kapil Sharma and the producers of Comedy Nights. This started the first fight between the duo as Sunil Grover though he played a very important role in the success of Comedy Nights and deserver more credit for it.

Though this story was neither accepted or denied by both Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover.

The consequences of this fight

This dispute between them made Sunil Grover walk out of the show. It was a big shock to the audience and fans. A lot of buzzes went on that the show will not be the same without Sunil Grover and will soon be disintegrated.

However, Kapil Sharma didn’t back off and carried on with the show and succeed in maintaining the ratings. No doubt Sunil Grover played a very prominent role in the success of Comedy Nights but the fact that he overshadowed other members in the show should not be ruled out. His departure from the show gave a chance for the other comedians on the show to show their potential fully and Kapil Sharma made the best use of their talents to continue the show as before.

Sunil Grover, after walking out of Comedy Nights, started his show called Mad in India, continuing to play the character Gutthi from Comedy Nights which brought him fame. Though the show was released with very promisingly, it failed to reach the expectations of fans. A lot of people regarded this show as a cheap version of Comedy Nights. The show-stopped soon after receiving too many negative criticisms from the audience. The result of this show, however, turned in favor of Comedy Nights and the viewership went up.

The reunite of Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover

Though Sunil Grover’s show was a hit, his fans still want to see him in Comedy Nights. When Mad in India was stopped the audience started asking for Sunil Grover to come back on Comedy Nights. Soon the realized they both need each other to make a successful TV show. Sunil Grover came back to Comedy Nights with a new character of Kapil’s father-in-law. Just as his previous character Gutthi, this too became an instant hit and fans of Comedy Nights were overwhelmed with the duo’s reunion.

Fights after fights between the two

A fight over movie promotion

Just when things seem to get normal, another fight broke between Sunil and Kapil. Apparently, Kapil refused to promote Sunil’s film Coffee with D and it was sadi the Kapil is not happy with Sunil’s film career. But then Sunil intervened the series of news about their fight and denied any of such thing happening. He said that Kapil didn’t refuse to promote his movie on his show. He said the promotions of his movie are not happening not because of any those reasons.

The fight on flight

Later on, Comedy Nights was stopped airing on Colours and was relaunched as The Kapil Sharma Show on Star Plus. Sunil Grover was still on the show playing various characters and entertaining the audience.

It was then another fight broke between them. It was said that Kapil assaulted Sunil on a plane verbally and physically. It was reported that Kapil who was drunk on the plane started the fight and this provoked Sunil and soon turned in to something serious. Their colleagues had to stop them from making the situation worse.

But soon after the incident happened, Kapil Sharma posts an apology to Sunil Grover on facebook saying that he didn’t shout at Sunil for 5 years and everything happened was done unintentionally. Sunil Grover replied with a long post stating that he accepts his apology and also asked Kapil to know the value of others and also acknowledge peoples effort when they say something out of care and concern.


Though they have had their differences, Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover were liked by their fans for their sheer talent. It isn’t an exaggeration to say that they can’t make the magic happen alone just like they did together. It seems after all this feud it’s highly unlikely that Sunil will come back on the show but it will be good for them also their fans if they come back together.

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