How it all started: Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover had a brawl on a flight from Australia to India. A drunk Kapil Sharma allegedly abused and assaulted Sunil Grover, whose comic acts as 'Rinku Devi' and 'Dr Mashoor Gulati' on 'The Kapil Sharma Show' are immensely popular
What triggered the fight: A source says, "Sunil is numbed by the way Kapil assaulted him during a flight from Melbourne, where they did a stage show. He was merely trying to calm down Kapil, who was drunk and hurling abuses at another team member, Chandan (Prabhakar). A female passenger asked Kapil to keep quiet, so Sunil told him, 'Paaji tussi gaali mat do'. But, he got provoked and started abusing him. Sunil also got angry and stood up, but the other members stopped him. He then walked to the economy class where Kapil chased and hit him," adds the source
Sunil Grover quits 'The Kapil Sharma Show': Sunil Grover made up his mind to quit 'The Kapil Sharma Show' following the mid-air fight with Kapil Sharma, sources close to him said. Sunil Grover, who is the mainstay of the comedy skit and talk show, plays several characters including Dr Mashoor Gulati and Rinku Devi.
Not only Sunil Grover, Kapil Sharma abuses Ali Asgar and Kiku Sharda too?: Kapil Sharma also hurled abuses at colleagues Ali Asgar aka Naani and Kiku Sharda aka Bumper Lottery, calling them 'per day artistes' or daily wage earners, a source claims. Kapil Sharma even threatened to end their acts on his show. While Ali Asgar was not available for comment, Kiku Sharda denied any such abuse meted out to him. He labelled Kapil 'a sweet guy', but refused to comment on Sunil's episode
Did Kapil Sharma introduce his 'girlfriend' to divert attention from the fight?: Industry insiders feel Kapil Sharma was expecting his fight with Sunil Grover to be reported and hence decided to divert attention by posting a photo of his 'girlfriend' Ginni Chatrath on social media. "Will not say she is my better half; she completes me. Love u Ginni. Please welcome her. I love her so much (sic)," read his tweet
Kapil Sharma refutes reports of any fight with Sunil Grover: Kapil Sharma refuted reports of any fight with Sunil Grover. Kapil said that for the first time in five years he has shouted at Sunil, adding that he loves, respects and treats him as "an elder brother". "Was celebrating my best time and suddenly I heard a news about me and Sunil paji fighting," Kapil said in a post. "First of all see where it is coming from. What are the intentions behind this? If I fought with him in the flight then who saw it and informed you. Is he trustworthy? Some people enjoy these kind of stuff," Kapil posted on his Facebook page. Kapil said that he had an argument with Sunil and that they would sit and talk and sort out the matter
Kapil Sharma apologises to Sunil Grover: Kapil Sharma took to Twitter to apologise to Sunil Grover. "Paji @WhoSunilGrover sry if I hurt u unintentionally.u knw vry well how much I luv u. M also upset .love n regards always:) (sic)," wrote Kapil Sharma
Why Kapil Sharma's public apology may not be good enough for Sunil Grover: A public apology from Kapil Sharma may not be good enough for Sunil Grover, who, sources say, has resolved to quit 'The Kapil Sharma Show'. "Kapil's long post on social media means nothing to Sunil, who is hurt over the way he behaved on the flight. So, an apology won't be enough for Grover to go back to the set," says a source close to Sunil
Sunil Grover responds to Kapil Sharma's apology: Sunil Grover broke his silence on the ongoing tussle between him and Kapil Sharma by sharing a note on social media in which he asked the latter to 'start respecting human beings also apart from animals'. Sunil Grover tweeted that he is deeply hurt with Kapil Sharma's behaviour. "Bhai ji! Yes, You hurt me deeply. Working with you has been a learning experience. Just one advice start respecting human beings also apart from animals. All are not as successful as you are. All are not as talented as you are. But if they all are talented like you, who will value you. So, have some gratitude towards their existence. And also, if someone is correcting you, don't abuse that person. Refrain from using foul language in front of women who had nothing to do with the stardom you carry, they are by chance just traveling with you. Thanks for making me realise it was your show and you have power to throw out anybody, anytime. You are the wittiest, and the best in your field. But don't act like a 'God'. Take good care of yourself. Wish you lot more success and fame," Sunil Grover wrote.
Kapil Sharma reacts to Sunil Grover's post: Kapil Sharma replied to Sunil Grover's note by tweeting, "@WhoSunilGrover paji dil jitt liya tusi.. now I love u more n more n more .. hun bada mazaa aan wala a.. akal aan to baad.. I love u.... @WhoSunilGrover today packed up at 6 am after so long n I missed so many things.. love u .. see u in evening at ur home (sic)"
Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar boycott 'The Kapil Sharma Show'?: According to reports, cast members Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asgar have boycotted 'The Kapil Sharma Show' after the ugly spat between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover
Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover had a fall-out earlier too: Earlier, Sunil Grover quit Kapil Sharma's show to launch his own show 'Mad In India' on a rival channel. The show failed to elicit the expected response. Kapil Sharma took a swipe at the comedy show that Sunil launched after parting ways with him after their first fall-out in 2014
Sunil Pal, Raju Shrivastav and Ahsaan Qureshi shoot for 'The Kapil Sharma Show': Despite a public apology over being assaulted mid-air, Sunil Grover doesn't seem eager to return to Kapil Sharma's comedy show. Sunil hasn't turned up for shoot. Co-artistes Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asgar, who were also at the receiving end of Kapil's 'drunken rage', have chosen to stay away from the set. The producers, along with the channel officials, have roped in a bunch of stand-up comics, including Sunil Pal, Raju Shrivastav and Ahsaan Qureshi, to keep the show going
Raju Shrivastav fails at peace-making: Stand-up comic Raju Shrivastav was supposed to broker peace between Sunil Grover and Kapil Sharma post their mid-air fight, but he admits to have not succeeded in the task. Raju, who has also found a permanent place on the show, says, "I met Sunil last week when he was shooting for Indian Idol right next to where we were shooting for our show.I went into his vanity van and tried convincing him. He told me, 'Raju bhai, I don't want publicity out of this or wish to sound arrogant, but there have been many instances when I have been offended. This time, all limits were crossed. He [Kapil] may have apologised, but I won't return to the show."
Krushna Abhishek to replace Sunil Grover in 'The Kapil Sharma Show'?: There is buzz that Kapil Sharma is considering bringing arch rival Krushna Abhishek on his comedy show 'The Kapil Sharma Show' as Sunil Grover's replacement. Sunil has stayed off the set of 'The Kapil Sharma Show' after their fight
Did Kapil Sharma repeatedly slap Sunil Grover and hit him with a shoe?: Amidst speculation of Sunil Grover quitting 'The Kapil Sharma Show' after his ugly spat with Kapil Sharma, new details of their fight mid-air have emerged. Kapil Sharma reportedly slapped Sunil Grover repeatedly and hurled a shoe at him. Apparently, Kapil Sharma had consumed an entire bottle of whisky and was visibly drunk. When food was being served by the cabin crew, the team members started to eat. This apparently angered Kapil who was still finishing his drink. Sunil Grover tried to calm Kapil Sharma down, who then started yelling at him. Kapil reportedly hit Sunil with a shoe, pulled his collar, and repeatedly slapped him.
Ali Asgar moves on from 'The Kapil Sharma Show' to 'Trideviyaan': Ali Asgar has shed the garb of Naani after the Kapil Sharma-Sunil Grover fall-out. He has kept away from the sets of the comedy show, along with other co-acts, after Kapil allegedly assaulted Sunil. Now, it appears that Ali has moved on for good. He began shooting for 'Trideviyaan'. Ali plays a criminal disguised as a tribal woman in the comedy thriller.
Will Sunil Grover join hands with Krushna Abhishek?: It is unlikely that broken fences between television comedy star Kapil Sharma and co-act Sunil Grover will be mended anytime soon. And if anything, their fall-out has only led to gossip over what will happen if Sunil doesn't return to The Kapil Sharma Show ever. An industry insider chirps to say that comedian Krushna Abhishek is in talks with a leading entertainment channel to launch a show on the lines of the one headlined by arch rival Kapil. Will Sunil join hands with Abhishek?
Kapil Sharma to get warning from Air India: In a bid to tackle unruly behaviour, airline Air India is reportedly planning to warn stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma who assaulted fellow comedian Sunil Grover on a Australia-India flight
Sunil Grover's new gig with Kiku Sharda: Sunil Grover announced his new gig with Kiku Sharda following his fall-out with Kapil Sharma. The event took place in Delhi on April 1 and was a hit
'The Kapil Sharma Show' drops from 5th to 11th in show ratings: The BARC week 12 report that included audience response to the March 18 and 19 episodes revealed that 'The Kapil Sharma Show' has plummeted to the 11th spot from an enviable No 5 just a few days after news of the brawl broke. Notwithstanding crashing TRPs of 'The Kapil Sharma Show' as Sunil Grover and a few other popular acts continue to keep away from the sets, the channel seems to have shown faith in Kapil to turn things around. The show's contract with channel expires mid-April, but show will go on for at least another 30 days, say insiders
Sunil Pal wants Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover to patch-up: After Raju Shrivastav failed at brokering peace between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover, comedian Sunil Pal also decided to give it a try in an emotional video that he posted on Facebook in which he asks the duo to patch up. Sunil Pal suggests that other channels are behind all this and are instigating Sunil Grover to bring down the popularity of Kapil's show. Adding that many people will become jobless if the show comes to an end
Kiku Sharda moves on to new show: Kiku was the only member of Kapil's comedy show who stood by him after his notorious mid-air fight with Sunil Grover. However, Kiku too moved on to SAB TV's new sitcom "Partner" with veteran comedian Johnny Lever, after The Kapil Sharma Show was shut.
Kapil Sharma admits the struggle with dwindling TRPs: While Kapil Sharma admits the fight on flight played a role in the decision to take the show off air, he suggested that monotony had also begun to set in, "I opined we needed a break."
"Don't lie", said Kapil Sharma to Sunil Grover: After an ugly spat on-board a flight a year ago, the comedians are locking horns once more. While replying to a fan on Twitter recently, Sunil said he was never asked by anyone to be part of Kapil's upcoming show and that he did his bit of waiting before finalising another assignment. Kapil reacted by tweeting that he had not only called Sunil several times but also visited his place twice. He was keen that Sunil be part of his new show. We do not know who to believe but it certainly is no laughing matter.
As the fight between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover refuses to end, here's everything you need to know about their bitter fall-out: from how it began to the consequences and more. Take a look