Don’t copy Gutthi, warn the producers of ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’
‘Gutthi’ is sole right of the show ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’, warn the producers
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 04:05:04 GMT
It’s no news that the star performer of Comedy Nights With Kapil, Sunil Grover, who played the now-famous Gutthi to a T, is no longer a part of the comedy show. The actor had some issues with the producers, and he decided to quit. Even if the fans want to see Gutthi back, the chances are zilch.
No doubt, Gutthi’s exit has come as a blow to the makers, who haven’t taken the issue lightly. The Viacom 18 has released a notice stating that no artist can imitate Gutthi's mannerisms since it is sole right of the show Comedy Nights With Kapil.
The notice has come in the wake of reports that Sunil Grover is planning to launch his own show, and might act as Gutthi in it.
The notice goes like this: “A certain artist and a stand-up comedian associated with the programme 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' aired on Colors television channels is planning to launch or be associated with other shows wherein the said artist is likely to perform the character of 'Gutthi' or use the mannerisms and characteristic features of 'Gutthi' or any other character played by the Artist in the said programme. Take notice that Viacom18 has sole, exclusive, absolute and unlimited ownership rights of all the intellectual Property rights of the Artist associated with the programme including the rights in the format of the programme.”
With this notice, it seems not all is well between the makers and Sunil Grover.
Kapil Sharma, the creator of Comedy Nights With Kapil, has expressed his concern over the issue and is even disturbed due to various rumours doing the rounds related to Gutthi’s exit.
Kapil took to Twitter and wrote, “I love sunil n guthi. dey r always welcome in d show. I can jst request him. cnt force him..Bt wtever..I love him..Pls dnt spread rumours (sic).”