Raju Srivastav Joins The Kapil Sharma Show: Confirmed

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The Kapil Sharma Show has finally got a new member and it is none other than Raju Srivastava. The comedian has confirmed that he is here to stay and has not entered Kapil’s show for just one episode. The development comes as Sunil Grover ruled out shooting for Kapil’s show yet again but was seen shooting for another show. Spotboye reported that Sunil was seen shooting in Film City on Wednesday for Indian Idol, which reaches its finale this weekend. Sunil will apparently be seen as Dr Mashoor Gulati and Rinku Bhabhi — his famous characters on Kapil’s show. While his fans will be happy to see him reprising the famous characters but the future of Kapil’s show is still hanging in balance.

The drama around Sunil Grover, Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asgar boycotting Kapil Sharma’s show is getting a new angle with every passing day. After Sunil Grover confirmed not shooting for another episode of The Kapil Sharma Show on March 29, the sources close to the show were hopeful of Ali Asgar aka Naani returning to the shoot on Wednesday. But these hopes too were washed away as the actor didn’t show up.

Meanwhile, Sony TV and the makers of the show are approaching other ace-comedians to replace Sunil, Chandan and Ali for the time being. Last week Raju Srivastava, Ehsaan Qureshi and Sunil pal gave their best shot to tickle the funny bone of the viewers of Kapil Sharma’s show but their dry humour made the fans miss the older team even more. But with no other option left, the channel has once again approached Raju Srivastava and this time he will be no guest. Rather the comedian will be joining the team and may soon be seen as a permanent character.

Raju Srivastava is the new entry and makers of the show have decided to keep him for more episodes as they liked his performance last week. Talking to NDTV, Raju Srivastava confirmed the news as he said, “Yes, I have started shooting for this show. The channel and the team are happy with the episodes I have shot for them and have called me for more episodes, I don’t like it when people say I’ve replaced Sunil. I don’t think any of us can replace one another. We all have our place. Sunil is an old friend, and so is Kapil. I was hoping to bring about a reconciliation between the two. I did call up Sunil a number of times. He said he was out of town and would get back to me as soon as he returned.”

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