The man under the lens, Sunil Grover, popularly known as "Gutthi" from Comedy Nights With Kapil, has broken his silence and has decided to talk about what exactly happened that made him leave one of the most talked about shows in current times. He talks about why he left the show, about the host of the show Kapil Sharma and most importantly about the future of "Gutthi".
Sunil Grover opens up about what exactly happened between the makers of Comedy Nights With Kapil and himself. He said that when his contract ended with the channel, he asked for a hike, which he felt was well deserved. They responded with a clear No and an offer to work as a freelancer. What followed after, upset Sunil and he put his foot down and said enough is enough.
Talking about Gutthi, Sunil said that he wants to clarify to everyone that Kapil Sharma did not create the character, but he did. He said that he has played this character before on Comedy Circus. And when he was hired to play multiple characters in Comedy Nights With Kapil, suddenly one day the creative team decided that he should play Gutthi.
Talking about the host of the show and his good friend Kapil Sharma, Sunil said that there is no issues between them and they still remain good friends till date. They even performed together on stage last week.
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Talking about the future of the character Gutthi, Sunil said to a leading daily, "Why can't he play Gutthi? That is equivalent to compelling me to stop working. But I won't stop. I am here to act. I might never have played Gutthi again had things been sorted out amicably. But I don't like someone forcibly stopping me. Now, I want to retain the rights to the name. But if they get another actor playing Gutthi on Comedy Nights With Kapil, I will not oppose because this show gave me a platform that changed my life. This controversy has only made me bigger."