Recently, there have been news doing the rounds that Navjot Singh Sidhu will be replaced in The Kapil Sharma Show post his comments on Pulwama attack.
Navjot Singh Sidhu said, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual? It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished.”
Post that, there were news that the channel has taken the decision to sack Sidhu and approached Archana Puran Singh to replace him.
Navjot Singh Sidhu on being sacked
Recently, Sidhu says that he’s unaware of the development. He uploaded a video on Twitter saying: “I had to attend Vidhan Sabha’s session due to which I couldn’t go for the shoots of The Kapil Sharma Show and they got somebody else in my replacement for two episodes. I have no intimation about my termination from the channel. If it is regarding my statement, I will stick to what I have been saying yesterday, today and ever tomorrow.”
Hindustan Times contacted Archana but she had no idea about the replacement.“I don’t have any information about replacing Sidhu. I got to know from the media that this is happening. I’m yet to get any official communication from the channel and creative heads of the show,” she said. Archana has shot a couple of episodes before the attack.
A few cast members of the show were shocked by the sudden development. Actor Sumona Chakravarti, who is part of Kapil’s show, feels it is “unfortunate” that remarks on a sensitive issue can affect one’s career. “I’m not aware of the replacement. Only the channel can reveal the plan. Every celebrity will have an opinion on the tragic incident but that definitely should not affect one’s show,” she says.
Comedian Bharti Singh echoes her sentiment. “It is sad to know that Sidhuji won’t be part of the show anymore. I have no official information about the replacement, though. On our next shoot, on February 20, we will get to know who will sit on the ‘master’ seat.”