The last couple of months have been rather turbulent for ace comedian Kapil Sharma. He has been embroiled in one controversy after the other – right from when he had a fight with his good friend and colleague Sunil Grover onboard a flight. There were reports that he hurled abuses and flung a shoe at him. Post that, the TRPs of his show were at an all time low and Kapil’s health took a toll on him. So much, that there were multiple cancellations of shoots and he kept stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Ajay Devgn etc. waiting for hours.
I admit there was a problem. And I’ve paid a heavy price for it. But what was reported was grossly exaggerated and almost entirely fabricated. It was said that I asked that food be served to me first on the flight and that I got angry and I threw a shoe at Sunil. You’ve known me for some years. Do you think I am capable of such behaviour?
The incident affected me deeply. I started drinking heavily. It was so unnecessary. And so painful to me. Sunil Grover, Chandan, Ali Asgar are all my friends. How could this happen?
When I am misunderstood I clam up. But now I realise it was a mistake to not put forward the truth. A section of the media took advantage of my silence. Painted me as an arrogant brat. All these stories of shoe-throwing and tantrums were started in a section of the digital media.
Well, we’re happy he’s come forth now and cleared the air. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he comes back to entertain us super soon! :)