Kapil Sharma’s loss seems to be Vir Das’ gain!!
Yes, that’s what we have been given to understand with respect to Sony TV’s comedy slot left vacant after the channel pulled the plugs off its newest launch, Family Time with Kapil Sharma.
Comedian Kapil Sharma who seems to be troubled by health issues wrote abusive tweets from his official Twitter account that started the row. Also with him cancelling shoots owing to his condition, the channel has not been able to create a bank.
The series that started off with great ratings has not been telecast last week and the same would follow this weekend too.
News coming to us is that Vir Das the ace comedian has been approached and advanced talks seem to be happening over him taking over from Kapil!!
A credible source tells us, “The channel has been very keen on holding on to the slot and its ratings by creating good content all over again, after the sudden development with Kapil. The channel’s hopes seem to be getting back with Vir Das being interested in the offer given to him.”
We hear that the deal might very soon be finalized, and Vir will be in action on Sony TV.
We reached out to Vir but could not get through to him.
We buzzed the channel spokesperson at Sony TV, but did not get revert till we filed the story.
Watch this space for more updates.