Karan Johar to step into Kapil Sharma's shoes on Comedy Nights?

Four Bollywood celebs, including Karan Johar, are likely to host Kapil Sharma’s comedy show till he recovers from a back injury

Funnyman Kapil Sharma's comedy show was at risk of being pulled off air temporarily following his back injury. However, sources at the TV channel now suggest that the show will go on with four Bollywood celebs having been signed to present 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' as solo hosts. Filmmaker Karan Johar is said to be one of them...

Kapil Sharma (left) and Karan Johar
Kapil Sharma (left) and Karan Johar

An insider says, "Kapil suffered a slip disc while working out in the gym for Abbas Mustan's film. He has gone to Van Couver for his treatment and will rest for almost a month after returning to Mumbai. The channel was contemplating if the other characters on Comedy Nights should also be given a break while they work out a fresh concept for the show. However, they eventually decided to run it with the current characters and rope in four big names as hosts."

It is believed that the channel officials are still figuring out ways to help the audience connect with the show in Kapil's absence. The last episode that he shot before leaving for his treatment will be aired this week. "The channel has decided to let each celebrity host one episode each. So far, only Karan has been finalised," the source adds.

The channel spokesperson and Karan remained unavailable for comment.

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