For the past few months, ace comedian Kapil Sharma had gone through a turbulent phase in his life following his alleged mid-air brawl with his friend and colleague Sunil Grover. Post his infamous incident, there were also reports that Kapil allegedly cancelled episodes where Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Anil Kapoor were to shoot for The Kapil Sharma Show for promoting their films.
Refuting all the rumours, Kapil has finally cleared the air about rumours of these Bollywood superstars being angry with him over cancelled shows.
"People wrote stories like, I've sent Shah Rukh Khan away from my sets. The thing is, I reached the set at 2 pm and SRK was supposed to come at 7 pm," Kapil Sharma refuted the rumours during the trailer launch of his upcoming film Firangi on October 24.
"He was shooting nearby and somewhere at 8 pm, I suddenly felt that I cannot shoot, I won't be able to go on set, I cancelled the shoot and then I cancelled the second shot, third and fourth. Some people understood my problem, but some spread rumours," Kapil added.
Explaining the Anil Kapoor episode, Kapil said, "When Anil Kapoor sir came to the sets, he saw that I cannot host the show and he was okay with it. He assured me that he will come next time."
"Shah Rukh Khan came to meet me, he advised me 'Take rest and set your mind', and I took his advice and took a break. I even talked to Anil Kapoor as I was feeling guilty about cancelling the shoot," said Kapil, explaining his side of the story.
The actor also opened up about his depression and said he feels happy now that he had a chance to talk about it openly. "After reading what all media was publishing about me, I got even more depressed. It's upsetting that negative news is valued more on any platform. But because of it I even started to suffer from anxiety attacks. I miss my team, I can't detach myself easily from people and things on my mind. Things like these were the reasons why I could not perform and had to cancel a few shows," Kapil revealed.
Kapil's upcoming film Firangi is set during the British era. The trailer reveals that the audience will be witnessing the quirkiest fight against the British that has ever been seen.
Talking about the film, Kapil said, "Films about the pre-Independence era have always shown the darker side of that time, but people still lived their lives and had happy moments. This film talks about those moments.
"People will love to see the slice of life feel in that era, they will be able to see how people lived in harmony and had some small fights too. Manga, my character, does not feel that the Brits were bad."
The film, directed by Rajiev Dhingra, is produced by Kapil Sharma and also stars Ishita Dutta, Monica Gill, Aanjjan Srivastav, Maryam Zakaria and Raju Srivastav (special appearance).
Firangi is scheduled for release on November 24.
(With IANS Inputs)