Comedy Nights with Kapil is all set to telecast its last episode of the season on Sunday, as thousands of fans bid goodbye to the show that provided them comic relief.
A video clip from the final show titled 'Last few moments of CNWK final episode' has already been released online, which shows the cast bid a emotional farewell to each other and the audience.
According to a report in the Times of India, in the last episode of the show, Sunil Grover aka Gutthi got emotional as tears rolled down his cheeks and said, "Thank you all for giving us so much love. I am going to miss this. This was the best phase of my life and I don't know if this is going to come back. Thank you very much."
Watch the video here.
Meanwhile, comedian Kiku Sharda, who appears as 'Palak' on Comedy Nights With Kapil, also spoke up.
Kiku was earlier arrested by the Haryana police, based on a complaint alleging that he hurt religious sentiments by mimicking Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Speaking to DNA, he said he was "sorry, but not scared," and added that:
I’ve always been a non-controversial entertainer. I don’t know how or why this happened. But it’s not as if I’ll stop laughing or stop raising laughs. I am sorry but not scared. This one incident has not soured my relationship with comedy. But it has made me question my own beliefs. I’ve never insulted anyone in my life. No one has the right to hurt anyone’s religious sentiments.
He also said "I had no idea of how important he was to his followers...Little did I know that it would snowball into such a controversy."
Kiku was booked on December 31 under section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code (outraging religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious belief).
A case was registered on the complaint of one Uday Singh, a follower of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda.
Kiku was sent to 14-day judicial custody after police produced him before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Nandita Kaushik. He was later released on a surety bond of Rs 1 lakh by the court.
Many comedians had come out to his defense.