After a number of months being out of the spotlight, Kapil Sharma is said to be working on reviving his television career, with his once rival, Krushna Abhishek.

Mumbai Mirror reports that Sharma is expected to return in October with the original team of his successful show ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’. As well as the TV show, Sharma will also be putting the final touches to his next Punjabi film ‘Son Of Manjeet Singh’.

A source told the publication, “The new show is expected to go on air by October. Bharat Kukreti, who directed Comedy Nights with Kapil, has been brought on-board for this one too. The idea is to stick to pure comedy, not deviating from the format. In the run-up to his return, Kapil, who has been grappling with health issues and had put on some weight, is dedicatedly hitting the gym. He should be completely fit by October.”

Bombay Times reports that Abhishek and Bharti Singh will be joining Sharma on the new show. A source said, “While Krushna and Bharti Singh came on board earlier, the makers have now decided to rope in Kapil, too. The trio will be working together after many years, since they branched out post ‘Comedy Circus’. It will be a comedy show, but different from what they have done so far. They will perform gags and also chat with celeb guests on the show. We don’t want to burden Kapil with the responsibility of running a show on his shoulders, yet.”

Sharma’s show is expected to air in October after the comeback of ‘Comedy Circus’ on Sony TV, which starts in mid-September.