Raju Shrivastav has confirmed that he is a part of The Kapil Sharma Show.

Don’t be surprised if you see Raju Shrivastav once again on The Kapil Sharma Show because it is confirmed that he is a part of it! After the whole Kapil Sharma – Sunil Grover debacle, the makers started scouting for new names to be associated with the show. The public fight of the two comedians has resulted in Grover quitting the show. And ever since then, a lot of folks from the industry have tried to tag their names with the show. Earlier it was Krushna Abhishek, who pushed aside all the cold war rumours and extended his support in this Kapil – Sunil tussle. However, it is Raju, the former Great Indian Laughter Challenge contestant, who has bagged a place in the show! He confirmed to NDTV that the dotted lines have been signed and that he will be in the show. “Yes, I have started shooting for this show. The channel and the team are happy with the episodes I have shot for them and have called me for more episodes,” he said.

Of course, he’s not going to take Sunil’s role as Dr Mashoor Gulati but he will be essaying an all new character. “I don’t know how the channel is going to represent my character or my acts to the audience. But this is true that I’m shooting for the show and will feature in the show as a ‘new entry’,” he added. Now Grover has already denied being a part of the show anytime soon. And looks like now the channel has found a replacement for him.

It all started when Kapil invited his Great Indian Laughter Challenge buddies to come as guests on his show right after the fight broke out. Shrivastav, Ahsaan Qureshi and Sunil Pal came to the show as guests. The old tricks of them trying to woo the audience and make them laugh failed as it seemed too stretched. But Raju begs to differ. He had all good words to speak for the show as well as his experience there. “I had a good time on the show. It was like a mini reunion. I am a comedian and like to make people laugh. I just need a stage. If they call me, I will surely go back.”

We have already seen a glimpse of what it would be like if the comedian signs the dotted lines for The Kapil Sharma show. But wasn’t Raju supposed to patch things up between Kapil and Sunil? He even had plans to make both the comedians sit together, sort their differences out, right? What happened to all that thinking? He answered that too as he said, “I was hopeful of bringing them together last week, but Sunil is out of town. I am waiting for him to return.” Well, with the latest tweet by Grover, it is pretty evident that he doesn’t wish to reconcile anytime sooner.