The stories of Kapil Sharma’s growing intolerance towards the rest of his comedy team have been doing the rounds for some time now. The talk of the comic superstar’s arrogance and ill-temper—most of it induced by alcohol—reached a flash point this week when on a flight from Australia to Mumbai on Thursday night, Kapil Sharma physically assaulted his comic colleague Sunil Grover.
“Without any provocation, Kapil pounced on Sunil Grover,” says an eyewitness to the incident that happened midair when Kapil was flying high in other ways. “We saw Kapil loudly abusing Sunil . Sunil kept quiet, probably thinking that Kapil would calm down after the outburst. But Kapil got more aggressive. His loud abuses could be heard right across the flight cabin.He then physically assaulted Sunil. That’s when all hell broke loose. The flight attendants rushed to the spot.They wanted to handcuff Kapil in order to restrain him. To his credit Sunil stood by his unruly colleague and asked the cabin crew to overlook his drunken behaviour,” says a passenger from the flight.
While Sunil Grover and Kapil Sharma remained unavailable for comment, a member of the Kapil Sharma Show team added, “We’re not surprised to hear this. Tension has been brewing between them.”