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"Comedy Nights with Kapil" is likely to get a makeover with popular Bollywood celebs stepping into host Kapil Sharma's shoes, who has taken a break due to his slip-disc injury.

The makers have roped in actors Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Arjun Kapoor and director Sajid Khan to host a couple of episodes of the comedy show until the stand-up comedian recovers.

"As Kapil is unwell, he couldn't shoot. It can take one or two weeks for him to get well. If he (Kapil) is still unwell... He can't do it... Then we will have Sajid Khan, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Arjun Kapoor and others to be a part of the show," Preeti Simoes, creative director of "Comedy Nights with Kapil", told PTI.

"These people will act according to their personality on the show. It is sweet of them to have agreed to take this up. The other family members from the show will continue to be part of it," she added. 

Of late, there have been reports that Karan Johar has replaced Kapil Sharma as the host. However, the producer-director refuted the rumour during an interview with Bollywood Life.

"No. I don't know where this rumour started from. It's absolutely untrue. I can't replace Kapil Sharma. I am not that stupid," said Karan Johar.

Kapil Sharma shot his last episode with Salman Khan, who appeared on the show to promote his film "Bajrangi Bhaijaan".