The Great Indian Kapil Show has kicked off its Netflix journey with a bang, featuring none other than the iconic Kapoor family – Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. Kapil Sharma’s return with his OG team, including the reunion with Sunil Grover, brought back waves of nostalgia and laughter. The first episode was an absolute riot, showcasing the hilarious banter and the adorable bond shared by the Kapoors. However, fans couldn’t help but wonder about the absence of Alia Bhatt.

According to a report by TimesNow, the initial plan for ‘The Great Indian Kapil Show’ was to feature the entire Kapoor family, including Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Neetu Kapoor, and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni. However, logistical challenges arose, particularly regarding Alia’s availability, leading to her absence from the episode. Rumors suggest that budget constraints on Netflix’s end may have contributed to this decision, with the network purportedly unable to afford both Alia and Ranbir in the same installment. Unlike previous arrangements where stars appeared on the show for promotional purposes, this time around, celebrities are said to be compensated for their appearances.

While Alia’s absence may have disappointed some fans, the show’s new format promises fresh interactions and comedic moments, ensuring an entertaining viewing experience for audiences every Saturday on Netflix.

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