TV arena is certainly missing comedy reality shows, which once used to be the prominent entertainment provider on weekends. With feuds on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, and controversies surrounding the star comedian, audience lost interest in all manners. As a result, ‘Family Times with Kapil’ turned a disaster. Keeping the void of comedy genre, many speculations were made. Some said Bharti Singh and Krushna Abhishek will comeback through the Sony flagship Comedy Circus, produced by their once godfather production house ‘Optimystix’. Everyone knows that comedians like Krushna and Bharti have got a lot of reputation due to the show.
Internal issues or Kapil Sharma?
However, this time Bharti and Krushna didn’t want to be part of Comedy Circus, rather preferred banking on their own stardom. Reportedly, Bharti with his writer husband Harsh are up for producing a show, which will be co-produced by Krushna Abhishek as well. It was heard that they are having Sudesh Lehri on board as well, and convincing the channels to get a slot. Again, this too didn’t materialize as Bharti went for shooting Khatron Ke Khiladi season 9 with his husband.
Now all eyes remained on Comedy Circus. The show’s teaser was released on July first week itself, so the show was expected to go on-air by July 15. A bank of episodes have been shot as well, with celebrities like Parineeti Neha Kakkar, etc. In fact, we have reported that Neha Kakkar will be the first guest on the show, Parineeti being the second.
Makers have brought many big names in TV arena, starting from Aditi Bhatia, Anita Hassanandini, to Sana Sayeed to add the glam quotient. Controversial comedian Siddharth Sagar was all set to be part of the show, though it is being heard that he along with his girlfriend Subuhi Joshi are up for Big Boss 12. Is this the reason behind Comedy Circus getting delayed? Some even say that Kapil Sharma is showing interest in coming back with his new show on Sony as well is the reason behind delay. We know Kapil’s contract has not been dismissed by Sony. Now, Optimystix would never love to lose its audience by clashing with another big show of same genre, on the same channel. It was heard that the channel is in dilemma on how to fix things.
Though we have earlier said that ‘Comedy Circus’ is soon going to on-air on Sony, but a source has to say that the show is being delayed due to some technical issues. However, according to TV analysts this is a deliberate strategy by Sony, to counter the upcoming shows like Khatron Ke Khiladi 9, Big Boss 12, etc of rival channel. It is here to mention that Khatron ke Khiladi 9 stars Bharti Singh, who used to be a regular member of the shows produced by Optimystix. In fact, it won’t be wrong to claim that Bharti has got the stardom she is enjoying now due to the shows like Comedy Circus.
Too many shows by Optimystix doing well is the reason?
However, according to fresh sources, the reason is something different. First of all, it is here to note that Optimystix is running ‘Indian’s Mast Kalandar’ on weekends on SAB TV, and is all set to come with another show called “Super Sisters”. In fact, Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo, SAB TV’s 2nd highest TRP collector is also produced by Optimystix.
Optimystix being one of the most powerful names in the TV arena, having many popular shows under its name, starting from Comedy Circus, Comedy Nights Live, Comedy Nights Bachao, to Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo, is currently running ‘Kya Haal Mr. Panchal’ on Star Bharat as well on Star Bharat, which is enjoying 1.0+ TRP.