Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi has confirmed that he is hosting an episode of Comedy Nights With Kapil as the show's original host comedian-actor Kapil Sharma is on road to recovery from an injury.
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The Dedh Ishqiya actor took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share the news, as well as the fact that actors Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran and Tabu came to the show to promote their forthcoming film Drishyam on the platform.
OMG.. Had an Awesome time with Ajay D, Tabu & Shriya Saran at Comedy Night's with Kapil. I hosted the show, hope you like it.— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) July 14, 2015
Kapil, who is making his Bollywood debut with Abbas-Mustan's Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, is recovering from a slip disc and he has been advised three weeks' rest. In his absence, every episode of the show will have a different host.
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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.”