I‘ll never give up Comedy Nights... :Kapil

Kapil Sharma's rise on television from being a stand-up comedian to one of the country's most sought after entertainers is the stuff fairy tales are made of. Having conquered the hearts of many with Comedy Nights With Kapil, he is now ready to try Bollywood with Yash Raj Films' Bank Chor. However, the comic entertainer reveals he is not willing to allow his show to suffer at any cost. Excerpts:

Q. Your one tweet has caused a nation-wide furore. Apparently you decided to end the show without consulting Colors (the channel where the show airs)?
A: (Sighs) I give my life and blood to the show. Even now as I talk to you I haven't slept for the last 36 hours. I'll never give up the show. I just wanted a break because I was exhausted.

Q: Absolutely. I hear the channel was taken aback by your tweet announcing the show's end. What made you take that shocking decision?
A: Every show has it own profile and destiny. The format on Comedy Nights... required me to put together 26 episodes around the adventures of six family members. The 26 episodes stretched into 50 and then into a 100 episodes. I felt we needed to reinvent ourselves.

Q: I am aware of the barrage of movie offers that came your way until you finally said yes to the Yash Raj offer?
A: That's right. Before I said yes to Yash Raj's Bank Chor I turned down some really good film offers including one by Sunil Manchanda the producers of Tere Naam. I also said no Farhan Akhtar's offer. I felt really awful saying no to this one. The Yash Raj film I signed was supposed to go on the floors in March 2014.
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