Agency MUMBAI: Finally, the wings of the cricketer turned comedian show laughter-man Navjot Singh Sidhu has been clipped. He has reportedly been shown the door from Kapil Sharma’s show for his insensitive Pak bonhomie remarks amidst growing anger in the country over dastardly terror attack in Lethpora, Pulwama in Kashmir. He will no more laugh on the show as a judge, much to the relief of millions of viewers. Thus for shielded by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the former cricketer, infamous for his awkward prefix to Pakistan Prime Minister ‘Yaara Dildaara’ has been asked to leave The Kapil Sharma Show.
He will be replaced by Archana Puran Singh on the show.
Sidhu, during a media interaction, 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.”
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.
This is not the first time that Sony TV has taken a stand over a controversy. After Anu Malik was named in the MeToo campaign, he was sacked overnight as a judge from Indian Idol 10.
Interestingly, Archana Puran Singh had also replaced Sidhu in The Kapil Sharma Show in 2017 after the latter had fallen ill.
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