The Indian television audience is eagerly waiting for August 28, when the megastar of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan will once again say, Computer ji lock kiya jaaye’ as he returns with the ninth season of the game show, Kaun Banega Crorepati. But before the show goes on air, it has made headlines. And surprisingly it is neither Senior Bachchan nor any of the contestant of the show who has made headlines. Instead, it is ace-comedian Kapil Sharma.
Many reports claimed that Amitabh Bachchan’s shoot with Kapil Sharma for a special episode of his show got cancelled because of a strike by The FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees). But apparently, all the reports seem to be false. According to Danish Khan, who is EVP & Business Head at Sony Entertainment Television, there was no such episode to be shot in the first place itself. He tweeted, Not true. KBC shoot is on and there was never any plan of Mr. Bachchan shooting with Mr. Kapil Sharma.
As per reports, all spotboys, light-men and make-up artistes have gone on a strike. FWICE had sent a notice to the Producers’ Guild, demanding a hike in their wages. They had mentioned that if their demands are not fulfilled they will go on a strike from August 15. But, it seems their plea went unnoticed. The union of cine employees, hence, followed their decision and went on the strike. This has resulted into not just delays but cancellations of many shoots.
Kapil Sharma‘s ill health has made him cancel many shoots in the recent past. The comedian had to scrap Shah Rukh Khan (for Jab Harry Met Sejal) and Arjun Kapoor’s (for Mubarakaan) shoots on The Kapil Sharma Show as he had to be rushed to the hospital last minute. And, the latest one to join the bandwagon is Amitabh Bachchan. Big B was all set to shoot a special episode with Kapil, but due to the ongoing FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) strike, the shooting had to be cancelled.