Sources say that Sunil Grover's return to Comedy Nights With Kapil is imminent but he will not be playing Gutthi. Says a source, "Sunil will be coming back to the show, but not as Gutthi. Also, he will going on a holiday to US for a month and after he returns will start shooting."
Priti Simoes, producer of the show, said that talks are on but "nothing has been finalised yet". She adds that Kapil (Sharma) and she have been trying to figure out what Sunil can play "in case he comes back.
Gutthi was obviously a popular character on the show but right now with Palak and Dadi taking up that space and becoming big, Gutthi cannot work for long. So, it is pointless in getting Sunil back in the same zone which he left so many months ago. If it does work out between channel and him we will get many characters out of him. He is very good at playing multiple characters."
When asked if the show is going of air in September as was reported, she says "It was a misintepretation. Kapil had tweeted about taking a break from the shoot, not the show. Even the channel was rattled when he tweeted that! Actually, we have been wanting to bring changes in the set and get on board new faces. However, we haven't been finding the time because of the bi-weekly format. So we are planning to shoot a bank of episodes, take a break of 15-20 days to make the changes and present something new to the audience."