Mumbai: Comedian Kapil Sharma has sent birthday wishes to former colleague Sunil Grover on Twitter, making people speculate whether the two will be patching up anytime soon. He wrote, “Wish u a very happy birthday @WhoSunilGrover paji…may god bless u with all the happiness of this world. Lots of love always:).” It’s no secret that the comedians used to be quite close friends until a tiff some months ago prompted Grover to walk out of the Kapil Sharma Show. The two haven’t been on speaking terms since. Not just Kapil, but Grover’s other former colleagues – Sumona Chakravarti and Kiku Sharda sent him birthday wishes as well.
For those who don’t know, Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover had an ugly spat on the sets on the Kapil Sharma Show following which Grover quit the show. The two haven’t been on speaking terms for at least five months now. Apart from a few small gigs, Sunil Grover has kept his distance from the small screen. While neither ever spoke about why they fought, there have been plenty of speculations with some even claiming that Kapil began to feel insecure because of Grover’s rising popularity. However, no one has ever officially confirmed or denied any of the rumors surrounding the big fight between the two.
On the occasion of his birthday, Sunil Grover opened up in an interview to Hindustan Times a little bit about the strife between Kapil and him. He said, “Quite often, when you say something, it shows the other person in a very bad light, though intentionally. What you say is perceived to be the truth and how you see facts might not really be true, and can sound demeaning for the other person. With Kapil, I’ve had a great association, and I have deep gratitude for the platform we shared.”
During the last couple of months, several people from the industry including the likes of Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Shrivastava have tried their best to mediate between the two and convince Grover to return to the show. Addressing their efforts, Grover comments, “I know Kapil very well. Why do I need someone else to sort things out between us? We still have each other’s numbers and we haven’t changed them. But I’m thankful to those who are still taking the initiative. It’s so nice of them. Anyway, the best part is that the comedy didn’t stop and it’s continuing from both ends.”
It’s recently been reported that Kapil hasn’t been keeping too well and that it’s probably because of the falling TRPs of his show. Commenting on this, Sunil Grover said that he hopes Kapil takes care of his health.