netflix rejects alia bhatt's fee demand for kapil's new show appearance

By Asif Ali Awan

| Published Apr 02, 2024 | 10:25 a.m.

MUMBAI – Alia Bhatt's absence from Kapil Sharma's upgraded show stirred disappointment among fans after the actor declined to grace the program. This decision came following Netflix's inability to meet her fee demands.

According to insiders, Netflix couldn't accommodate Bhatt's fees within the allocated budget for each episode, leading to her exclusion from the lineup. This left viewers anticipating the premiere of Kapil Sharma's revamped comedy show, &

quot;The Great Indian Kapil Show," without one of its expected guests.

The excitement surrounding the show increased with news of Kapil Sharma's reunion with Sunil Grover and the appearance of the Kapoor family in the first episode. However, the absence of Alia Bhatt alongside her husband, Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, was noted by fans.

Times Now reported that Alia was approached for the show but couldn't participate due to financial reasons. This incident marks a departure from previous practices, where many celebrities appeared on the show for promotional purposes without charge.

Alia Bhatt has previously appeared on "The Kapil Sharma Show" on television several times to promote her projects alongside her co-stars. However, her absence from the revamped show indicates a shift in the compensation dynamics for celebrity appearances.