Kapil Sharma breaks silence: I’m not done yet. Please bear with me at night. Please pray for me BY SAEED NASIR

Actor-comedian Kapil Sharma says he has checked out into an ayurveda medical clinic for “complete detoxification”, and this he will soon be back the public eyes.
Several theories and reviews about popular comedian and TV show variety Kapil Sharma’s “illness” have been doing the rounds for calendar months now. What started soon after the infamous Kapil Sharma-Sunil Grover on-flight spat back March 2017 improved into mud-slinging and blame-shifting, with reviews recommending that Kapil misbehaved along with his fellow acquaintances, how he’d not arrive on the packages of his Television show, The Kapil Sharma Show (which has now temporarily absent off-air), and that he made Bollywood stars such as Vidya Balan, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur, amongst others, wait for time, as his show’s shooting was postponed, or sometimes even terminated, like in the case of Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma (during Jab Harry Met Sejal deals). Even as a number of these accusations on Kapil were denied by the celebs, his co-stars and fellow film and Tv set industry friends and well-wishers, lovers have been thinking about what has gone wrong with the 36-year-old.

Within a candid interview, Kapil points out at period, his health issues, and clarifies his stance about the situations which may have been unfolding.

Kapil, the film can hang on. Health hai toh sab kuch hai. What happened to you?
Nothing at all that some physical slumber and natural restoration can’t cure. This was bound to occur.I had not been taking care of myself.I had developed begun to disregard my health because of overworking. I had been travelling backwards and forwards, firing two back-to-back shows of my show, then shooting for my film, Firangi. I had not been eating or asleep on time. My health was bound to put up with, and it performed.

But shouldn’t individuals close to you have warned you that you were overdoing it?
Perhaps I had not been hearing people. Perhaps I used to be too busy looking into my professional commitments to stop and take a deep breath. Now that I am here I already feel rejuvenated.

Terrible things were written about your health as well as your tantrums. It was said that stars were changed away because you refused to photograph with them?
Do you consider I am so ridiculous as to convert away big personalities like Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn? They all recognized what my problem was. Each of them saw could was suffering. They were all very caring. Do not require minded. Only a section of the mass media made me appear to be this arrogant monster who was simply using his health as an excuse to turn away stars merely to gratify my ego.

Have you been touching the actors who couldn’t capture because of your health?
All the actors have been very supportive.Arjun Rampal was required to go without saving . But he came back because he understood what I was going right through.When Anil Kapoorji arrived, and I couldn’t photograph, I decided that I am going to stick to the set and simply sit there quietly. But when he observed my condition, he refused to shoot and explained to consider it easy. The stars have been wonderful.

Why did you not clarify your situation?
Main aapko sach bataaon? Main bahot emotional kissim ka insaan hoon (To tell you the reality, I’m an extremely emotional kind of a guy). ONCE I see that things are not going the way they must be, I simply clam up. I’ve never bothered to advertise myself. I never had a PR. Maybe that is why some parts of the media required it on themselves to write whatever they desired. I was stunned to listen to about the items being discussed me. Most of them were untrue.

What about the event on the trip again from Australia where you allegedly abused Sunil Grover and other associates of the team?
(Comes silent) I say that there was an issue. And I’ve paid much price for it. But what was reported was grossly exaggerated and almost completely fabricated. It was said that I asked that food be dished up to me first on the journey and that I acquired irritated and I threw a shoe at Sunil. You’ve known me for a few years. Do you consider I am capable of such behaviour?

If it wasn’t true why didn’t you come forwards to clarify?
Like I told you, whenever i am misunderstood, I clam up. However now, I realize it was a blunder to not submit the truth. A portion of the media took advantage of my silence and painted me as an arrogant brat.Each one of these experiences of shoe-throwing and tantrums were started in a section of the digital marketing.

But folks from your own team were seeping out details?
Main kya bolun?Maybe I will become more careful about individuals I trust.

Will you say the airborne incident broke you emotionally?
It influenced me deeply. I began drinking heavily. It had been so unnecessary. And so painful to me. Sunil Grover, Chandan (Prabhakar), Ali Asgar are my friends. How could this happen?

Have you attempted getting Sunil again on the show?
Yes, I have. But I think he has other commitments now, like live shows , etc. But he recognizes the show is as much his as mine and available to him any time he wants.

Has The Kapil Sharma Show been turn off for good?
No, we’ve considered a temporary period of time. Because my body and mind had a need to repair and cure.

What’s your communication to your followers?
I am not done yet. My show is definately not over. We are coming back more robust than ever as soon I’ve retrieved. Please bear beside me. Please pray for me

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