Kapil Sharma, host of Comedy Nights with Kapil recently suffered a serious back injury and had to leave the country for treatment. Fans were worried that the show will be pulled off air but it has been reported that Karan Johar and three other celebrities will be seen hosting the show in place of Kapil.
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According to Mid-Day, sources reveal that the TV channel has signed four Bollywood celebrities to run Comedy Nights With Kapil as solo hosts. Filmmaker Karan Johar is reportedly one of them.
An insider said, "Kapil suffered a slip disc while working out in the gym for Abbas Mustan's film. He has gone to Vancouver for his treatment and will rest for a month after returning to Mumbai. The channel was contemplating if the other characters on Comedy Nights should also be given a break while they work out a fresh concept for the show. However, they eventually decided to run it with the current characters and rope in four big names as hosts."
A few days ago Kapil also tweeted that he is unwell and has been advised bed rest. But he will be back soon.
Hello friends. Hope All well .. But m not well.. advised for bed rest... Shooting last episode with @BeingSalmanKhan coming back soon :)— Kapil Sharma (@KapilSharmaK9) July 1, 2015
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It is also reported that the channel officials are still figuring out ways to help the audience connect with the show in Kapil's absence. The last episode that he shot before leaving for his treatment will be aired this week.
"The channel has decided to let each celebrity host one episode each. So far, only Karan has been finalised," the source adds. The channel spokesperson and Karan remained unavailable for comment.