Sunil and Kapil take their fight to Twitter Image: Facebook
Is it time-travel, is it flashback? Or is it just two comedians who can't seem to move on? It's the latter obviously. Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover seemingly haven't got over their 2017 feud involving Glenfiddich and shoe-hurling, and are fighting a messy battle on Twitter.
Kapil just accused Sunil of lying, when the latter tweeted that he was never approached for Kapil's new show. Of course, Sunil was quick enough to retort, and what ensued was a rather clumsy exchange of accusations.
It all started when Sunil Grover replied to a fan's query on Twitter on March 16. A Tweeter asked Sunil when he would join Kapil's new venture Family Time With Kapil Sharma, to which Sunil responded, "Like you, a lot of people are asking me about this. But I have not been approached for the show. I use the same phone number as before." Sunil claimed that while he was waiting for a call from Kapil, he has signed something else recently, which he would disclose soon.
Bhai aap jaise kuch aur log bhi mujhse same poochte hain. Lekin mujhe iss show ke liye KOI call nahin aaya. Mera phone number bhi same hai.— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) March 16, 2018
Intezar kar Ke ab maine kuch aur sign kar liya kal. Aap logon ki duaon se ek achhe project Ke sath juda hoon. Jaldi aapke samne Aata hoon🙏 https://t.co/t6n04SxtMK
Miffed by Sunil's tweet, Kapil took to Twitter and poured his heart out. He tweeted, "Paji I called u more than 100 times n came to ur house to meet u twice .. every time u were out for some show n all .. pls don’t spread rumors that I didn’t call u."
Paji I called u more then 100 times n came to ur house to meet u twice .. every time u were out for some show n all .. pls don’t spread rumors that I didn’t call u.— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) March 17, 2018
"Ab saari baat Twitter pe hogi.. nothing personal .. bahut ho gya," he added.
Ab saari baat Twitter pe hogi.. nothing personal .. bahut ho gya— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) March 17, 2018
Kapil didn't stop there. When fans came out in Kapil's support on Twitter, he wrote, "Don’t want his support .. but at least he should not spread rumors.. m tired of all this."
Don’t want his support .. but at least he should not spread rumors.. m tired of all this.— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) March 17, 2018
In an attempt to clear the air, Sunil issued a statement of sorts through a long tweet and wrote, "Now people know the answer why I didn’t join the show earlier. You are still talking about the old show, whereas I am talking about your new show. I have kept to myself in the past because I never wanted to defame you in public. Even now I will not talk ill of you.) I referred to THIS show and not the previous show. Aur tum better comedian ho. Sab jaante hain. (You are a better comedian and everybody knows that.) But I will still keep trying with whatever I know."
And then, in what seems like Sunil taking a dig at Kapil's drinking habit, he added, "Khayal rakho. Kidney 2 aur liver 1 hee hai. Take care of your health. Again I will say I have not been offered for this show. Good luck for the new show. Wishes and love."
Kapil and Sunil's year-long fight is getting acerbic with each passing day. The two locked horns for the first time aboard a Melbourne-borne flight. Post the spat, Sunil and Kapil parted ways. Kapil reportedly tried his best to make peace but in vain. And with the recent turn of events, the bitterness seems to have only multiplied.