Sunil Grover takes time off from a live show in Baroda to clarify the biggest rumour about his career. Is he contemplating a new show?
Sunil takes a deep breath as screaming fans in the background in Baroda demand more of him. He then says, “I won’t deny the fact that there are offers. Yes, I’ve been asked to do another show. But until I am contract-bound with Colors there is nothing else that I can talk about, let alone contemplate or accept. Once I am free to look at my options on television I will speak about the offers.”
Does he miss being on The Kapil Sharma Show which recently completed a 100 episodes. “No regrets as such, because I am working non-stop. My mother never had to ask, ‘Beta, tu kaam par kyon nahin jaa raha hai?’ This break from television has given me a chance to do some serious live shows. I love the live synergy. Right now as we speak I am in the middle of a performance in Baroda with Sunidhi Chauhan. The audiences’ response is overwhelming. Watching them, I know I wouldn’t have to sit at home even if I didn’t do television.”
Sunil’s thoughts on Kapil’s show completing 100 episodes? “I was in 92 of those 100 episodes. And so what if I missed out my century by 8 runs? If Sachin Tendulkar only thought of centuries he wouldn’t be the legend that he is. I don’t want to sound arrogant. I am happy I did those 92 episodes of The Kapil Sharma Show. I carry beautiful memories of the experience. Now it’s time to move on.”