July 11, 2015:Â Kapil Sharma, host ofÂ Comedy Nights with KapilÂ recently suffered a serious back injury and had to leave the country for treatment. Kapil suffered a slip disc while working out in the gym for Abbas Mustanâ€™s film. He has gone to Vancouver for his treatment and will rest for a month after returning to Mumbai. The channel had two options to choose. Either they could drop the show or continue with a new host. They opted for the latter.
The channel has plans to rope in three Bollywood celebrities. Karan Johar has been finalised already. They are in talks with three others. Who are the three are not yet finalized.
Kapil shot for his last episode with Salman Khan and has now taken a break from the show. After Koffee with Karan, Karan Johar turned as a judge on a variety of reality shows on the channel- Indiaâ€™s Got Talent and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Now, it was an easy and reliable decision for the channel to feature Karan Johar in for the show.
It is also reported that the channel officials are still figuring out ways to help the audience connect with the show in Kapilâ€™s absence. The channel has decided to let each celebrity host one episode each.
The last episode that Kapil shot before leaving for his treatment will be aired tonight.