Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu's statements on the Pulwama attack resulted in him being replaced in The Kapil Sharma Show. TV celeb Archana Puran Singh ha been roped in for the show.
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has been sacked from Sony TV’s popular celebrity chat show, The Kapil Sharma Show, following his comments on the Pulwama terror attack. Now according to latest reports, Sidhu will be replaced by popular TV star Archana Puran Singh on the show.
In a report published in indianexpress.com, a source said, “His remarks have not been taken kindly by most. Also, the channel and the show were getting dragged into unwanted controversy. This is when the team amicably decided that Sidhu must distance himself from the show. The team has already shot a couple of episodes with Archana.”
Yesterday, during a media interaction, Sidhu spoke about the attack and said, “Nation cannot be held responsible for the dastardly act of terrorists. The terrorists do not have deen, mazhab (sect and religion). There are good, the bad and the ugly. Every institution has them. Every nation has them. The ugly need to be punished. But individuals cannot be blamed for the dastardly act.”
Sidhu’s insensitive statements on Pulwama terror attack have hurt not only his followers, but also fans of The Kapil Sharma Show. Later, netizens began demanding to throw him out of the show, claiming they would boycott it. #BoycottSidhu and #BoycottSonyTV have been trending since last night.
A source told Times Now that Sidhu is permanently out of the show, “It’s not a temporary thing. In fact, even in the past, during the #MeToo movement, when there were allegations against Anu Malik, the channel took a stand. The channel has shot a couple of episodes with Archana Puran Singh and she will be the one replacing Sidhu,”
Attempts to contact Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover have been met with no response. The producer of the show refused comment saying he has no idea about this development.
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Last Updated Feb 16, 2019, 3:34 PM IST