Kapil Sharma has renewed his contract with Sony TV for a whopping Rs 110 crores
It looks like Kapil Sharma’s transit from Colors to Sony Entertainment Television has brought in benefits for the channel and him. We knew that he was one of the highest paid celebrities in the country but the recent figure placed on him will make many Bollywood celebrities green with envy. However, it would be fair to say that Kapil recently gave a new lease of life to Sony TV, which was lagging on the TRP charts.
Kapil Sharma and his show The Kapil Sharma Show has categorically helped Sony TV climb up the ladder in the TRP game. While there were no shows from the channel in top 10 previously, Kapil Sharma’s show has been constantly in the top 8 and at times even in top 5. The ace comedian has now signed a new contract which makes him exclusively a Sony talent and the show will run for another year. Says a source, “Kapil’s contract has been renewed for another year. The show has been extended till 2017 end.”
And how much has Kapil charged for it? He’s dropped a bomb! “Kapil is getting a whopping Rs 110 crore for his renewed year long stint with Sony and the makers are very happy with him and his show. They didn’t mind the pocket pinch because his show is the most profitable venture for them currently and they can’t let it go.” But as for Kapil, we’re guessing he might have to pay more taxes than what he usually does!
One will remember that money was reportedly a major issue why Kapil decided to switch over from Colors to Sony. It was one of the most talked about fall-outs in the industry this year. After a month and much speculation, official announcement came that Kapil’s show will come on Sony. The Kapil Sharma Show began from April and reaped rich benefits for one and all. The comedy star also took his entire team with him to Sony. The show has been graced by leading personalities from different fields. Episodes featuring Salman Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan got in huge TRPs. Many stars prefer to come to his show as it has a good balance of humour and conversations.
Kapil Sharma’s story to one of India’s most celebrated comedians is truly an inspiring one. While he says he is not too preoccupied about money, the man surely knows to make hay while the sun shines.
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