The Kapil Sharma Show has landed in another controversy. This time the reason is Navjot Singh Sidhu’s statements on the Pulwama attacks.
His statement left Twitterati outraged and according to media reports, the channel will now be replacing Navjot Singh Sidhu on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Reacting to the recent attacks on Pulwama, Sidhu had commented saying, “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.”
And obviously, his statement was not received well by the Indians and Indian media, as #BoycottSidhu has been trending.
See the top trends.#boycottkapilsharmashow #BoycottSiddhu #boycottsidhu #NavjotSinghSidhu #Siddhu Sony TV ,
Now Kapil Sharma should decide what is good for him, channel and nation. Siddhu is traitor and producers should through out him from #TheKapilSharmaShow pic.twitter.com/pgMSdO3MPJ
— Sunil Grower (@Sunil_Grower) February 15, 2019
@SonyTV remove Siddhu from the show with immediate effect. A person who gets lot to say whenever a Bollywood actress comes on the show but nothing against those terrorists. #boycottsidhu pic.twitter.com/FeawD8uUqa
— Mayur Jain (@mayur_kasliwal) February 15, 2019
Navjot Singh Sidhu Started off his career playing for the country & now he is playing with the country
Election commission should take note of his nexus wit Pakistan
He could b a joker of a comedy show but he is a potential threat to internal security of nation
— Aravind Limbavali (@ArvindLBJP) February 16, 2019
The former cricketer’s comments were met with harsh criticism and since then social media has been flooded with posts demanding his exit from The Kapil Sharma Show.
According to the source the channel is in talks with the production house and wants Sidhu to be replaced with immediate effect. Archana Puran Singh is being reported to be replacing Sidhu.