Kapil, a star stand up comedian, himself has an adopted dog named Zanjeer. Also, in 2013, when the sets of TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil had caught fire, the crew had rescued four stray puppies from there.
A believer in encouraging people to adopt homeless dogs from shelters and streets, Kapil says it's a cause close to his heart.
"Always choose to adopt your companion cat or dog. Remember that there is already one on the street or at an animal shelter waiting for his or her chance for a better life," he said in a statement.
A group of 10 representatives of PETA went to the set of the Colors show to applaud Kapil's compassion towards animals.
Sachin Bangera, PETA India manager (media and celebrity projects), who spoke to Kapil during the episode to be aired Sunday, told IANS: "When celebrities talk about issues, people tend to listen to them. Celebrities from the world of entertainment have a whole lot of impact on people and they give a boost to campaigns, and especially issues related to animals."