Navjot Singh Sindhu has been ousted from The Kapil Sharma Show following his comments on the Pulwama terror attack. He will be replaced by Archana Puran Singh on the show.
A source informed indianexpress.com, ''His remarks have not been taken kindly by most. Also, the channel and the show was getting dragged into the unwanted controversy. This is when the team amicably decided that Navjot make a distance from the show. The team has already shot a couple of episodes with Archana.''
Earlier, during a media interaction, Sidhu had said, ''Nations cannot be held responsible for the dastardly acts 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.''
Now, Kapil Sharma has finally come forward and spoken about the whole incident. He said, ''I think Navjyot Singh Sidhu didn’t take the name of Pakistan in his statement. If sacking Sidhu from the show would have ended terrorism, we would have asked him to leave the show.’’
Condemning the terror attack in Pulwama, Kapil said, ''We should avenge Pulwama attack and hunt down the culprits.’’
On sacking Sidhu from the show, Kapil said, ''I am not the producer of the show. This will be handled by the producer.’’
Sidhu recently 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.”
Meanwhile, The Kapil Sharma show began with its new season in December last year, after it was pulled off air, following the dipping TRPs of the show.