Ace comedian and actor Kapil Sharma's popular comedy show "The Kapil Sharma Show" has been renewed by channel Sony Entertainment Television, it was announced on Monday.
There was talk that the show was not garnering ample ratings, especially after actors Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar and Chandan Prabhakar walked out following a spat.
Happy with the renewal of his contract, Kapil said in a statement: "I am deeply touched by the warmth and love the audience has showered on us over the years. It's their belief and undying devotion that encourages us to continue to reinvent ourselves and bring smiles to every household week on week."
"I am grateful to Sony Entertainment Channel for believing in me and our show and supporting us in creating and bringing unlimited entertainment to every household every weekend," he added.
"The Kapil Sharma Show" is an entertainer featuring Kapil, Kiku Sharda, Bharti Singh, Sumona Chakravarti and Chandan enacting different characters. A string of Bollywood celebrities has been using the platform for the promotion of their films as they come to the show and chat with Kapil.
Danish Khan, Executive Vice President and Head of Sony Entertainment Television, said: "‘The Kapil Sharma Show' brings smiles to millions of viewers every weekend nights across the globe.
"Kapil is an extraordinary talent and we are delighted to have further cemented our relationship with the extension of this contract. We are confident that the show and its talented cast will continue to enthral the audiences across the globe."