Many people in India agree that Kapil Sharma is one of the best comedians produced by the nation. He got the first attention from the show “Laughter Challenge” after which his growth never stopped. Everyone has seen his show “Comedy Nights With Kapil” which used to be aired on Colors channel. CNWK was a huge huge success, their punch lines like “Baba Ji Ka Thullu” , “Ittu sa tha” , “Ye Aadmi Kaun Hai”, “Gutthi’s Introduction And Gidha” etc are remembered by all viewers. The show ran for almost 2.5 years and the last episode featuring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur was aired on January 24th for the promotion of the move “Airlift”. Even after having such a glorious time what were the reasons behind Colors pulling off the show from the channel. We have summarized the facts based on many tweets and statements by “Kapil and team” and the interview given by Colors channel CEO Raj Nayak with Times Of India.
1. The name of the show originally was “Comedy Nights” but it was channel’s decision to name it “Comedy Nights With Kapil” so that he feels that he owns the show.
2. Kapil violated the contract between Colors and K9 Productions (Kapil’s production house) by hosting shows on channels which are in competition to Colors.
3. Kapil demanded more money as his show was a big hit on Colors. Actually Colors has only three high TRP shows namely Big Boss , CNWK and CNB (Comedy Nights Bachao).
4. Channel denied money as a result Kapil refused to do the show on Saturday.
5. To fill the 10pm prime slot on Saturday Colors introduced “Comedy Nights Bachao” – another comedy show which insults it’s guests in a comic way starring Krushna Abhishek and Bharti Singh.
6. Kapil was very much against CNB as he didn’t want two comedy shows on the same channel competing each other.
7. Kapil also claimed that celebrities were directed to CNB rather than CNWK. Colors was not supporting CNWK but CNB.
8. Colors cancelled the last show of CNWK but after repeated requests by Kapil and CNWK fans the show was aired on 24th January.
9. Colors CEO claimed that CNB got higher ratings than CNWK in some episodes due to which CNWK managers panicked out of insecurity and started blaming the channel instead of improving their content.
10. Nayak also said that the channel respects Kapil’s talent and agrees that he is the best but Kapil is being misled by his managers. Also he said that he will be happy to work with Kapil in future.
Colors is now running the show in the name “Comedy Nights Live” starring Krushna Abhishek. Promos show Krushna welcoming people like Tulsi (Smriti Irani) in “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”. It’s the same set but the family has changed. Kapil on the other hand is set for the premiere of his show “The Kapil Sharma Show” to be aired on Sony TV on 23 April 2016. It will be aired both on Saturday and Sunday at 9pm. The first guest on the show will be the legend Shah Rukh Khan followed by Yo Yo Honey Singh as the second guest who is suffering from the bipolar disease from past 18 months.
Kapil did not lose anything as he got another channel for his new show but Colors apparently lost a gem. CNWK fans (very huge in number) are angry with Colors, some even saying that they will not tune in to the channel at all. Many say that Colors should have paid more to CNWK team instead of losing them. Rivalry with people’s beloved ones can be fatal you know. Kapil because of his stardom will anyway get viewers for his new show but only time can say what will happen to Comedy Nights Live.