Kapil Sharma hogs the prime-time slot

Aug 13, 2014, 08:47 IST | Gaurav Dubey

Comedy king Kapil Sharma, who has been in news for the past few months, is back to grabbing headlines. This time around, sources say that Kapil will be seen in back-to-back shows on rival channels this Independence Day.

Kapil Sharma
Kapil Sharma. Pic/Santa Banta

Says a source, “Kapil has gained a lot of popularity thanks to his show, Comedy Nights with Kapil. On Independence Day, not only will he be seen in his own show, but the actor will also be seen in the opening episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) along with its superstar host, Amitabh Bachchan.”

The source adds that channels have planned their programming keeping in mind the fact that it’s a long weekend. “TV channels are only too aware of Kapil’s popularity and they want to cash in on it. KBC’s opening episode will be shown on Sony at 7pm and post that, Kapil will be seen on Colors in his show, Comedy Nights with Kapil.

This apart, the weekend programming of Colors anyway features repeat telecasts of Kapil’s shows; so it’s clearly a win-win situation for Kapil as he’ll be dominating the primetime slot,” says the source.

Kapil remained unavailable for comment.

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