Kapil Sharma has no time for 'Comedy Nights...'?

Feb 26, 2014, 09:01 IST | Asira Tarannum

Even as Kapil Sharma gears up for his film career, his show may now be telecast only once a week

With Kapil Sharma, the host and producer of 'Comedy Nights with Kapil', all set to embark on a movie career, this popular TV show may now revert to its one-episode-per-week format. It seems that Kapil, who will debut with the film 'Bank-Chor', will have less time at his disposal once shooting for this movie starts.

Kapil Sharma
Kapil Sharma

A source from the production house says that the show’s crew is currently working in double shifts as they are trying to create a content bank.

Preeti Simoes, director of the show, says, “We are creating a bank for the show, and we have already asked the channel to air just one episode a week. We haven’t heard from them yet, but the show might become a weekly. If this doesn’t happen, we will speak to YRF and re-work his film schedule.”

Upasna Singh, who plays Pinky bua in the show, confirmed the story as well. “Yes, we are shooting more episodes now and creating a bank of content. Next month onwards, we will shoot some more,” she said.

A source close to the actor says, “Two episodes every week means that Kapil will have to shoot at least 70 minutes of content every week. It's not easy to think up funny gags every 10 seconds. We can't afford to let our audiences get bored for even a few moments. We are all supporting Kapil now that he has landed plum roles in films. However, the channel might not want to make it a weekly show.”

Kapil’s debut film will go on the floors in April.

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