Funny man Kapil Sharma's popular show "Comedy Nights With Kapil" will now be aired once a week, every Sunday. However, this change in schedule hasn't been officially announced as the makers reportedly want to keep the news a hush-hush affair.
"The Channel wants to keep the frequency cut in Comedy Nights With Kapil as quiet as possible. It was Kapil Sharma who insisted on the change as he wanted to pursue a film career. With the shooting of his Abbas-Mustan film gathering momentum the show's frequency had to be reduced," DNA quoted a source as saying.
In other news, the makers are reportedly planning on introducing another comedy show the logistics for which are being worked out. However, this raises an important question: Is it because of Kapil's packed schedule that the show has been made into a weekly one or is it losing out in the TRP race? Only time will tell.
The stand-up comedian, whose growth as TV personality has been exceptional, had expressed disappointment over not being able to commit much time to the TV show since he has his debut film coming up. He also reportedly stated how prepping for two episodes every week was resulting in weak content.
Voicing a similar opinion, Sunil Grover aka Gutthi revealed how the show would strain them mentally adding that it required the actors to work overtime.
"Doing Comedy Nights With Kapil twice a week was a lot of pressure on our time. The content was suffering. Audiences' expectations from the show have gone up. We have to take the show to Level 2. That can only be possible now when we have more time to work on the content," he pointed out.
Meanwhile, Kapil's rom-com with Abbas-Mustan is on in full swing. Co-starring Elli Avram, the story has been written by Anukalp Goswami and screenplay and dialogue by Anukalp and Dheeraj Sarna, respectively.
Additionally, Sunil, who was seen in a blink-and-miss role in Tiger Shroff's "Heropanti", will reportedly feature in producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sabir Khan's "Heer Ranjha".