Congress leader and Kapil Sharma’s old associate Navjot Singh Sidhu has been asked to leave ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ following his comments on the Pulwama terror attack–Terrorism has no religion, no nation. He will be replaced by Archana Puran Singh on the show.
A source shared with us, “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.”
Navjot Singh Sidhu, during a media interaction spoke about the attack and 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.”
“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.”
Singh received severe backlash from his opponents for his remark. Twitterati made #BoycottKapilSharmaShow trend on Twitter the entire day. Some even asked him to apologise while others demanded the channel to expel him from the comedy show.
Sidhu had courted controversy earlier for visiting Pakistan for Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony and his controversial hug with Pakistan Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa.