Archana Puran Singh may be replacing Navjot Singh Sidhu on the sets of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, after the uproar caused by Sidhu’s controversial comments about the Pulwama attack.
Singh announced that she was shooting for the show on Twitter and Instagram, “On the set tonight (Wednesday) with Kapil. Great shoot with the king of comedy Kapil Sharma. Took a selfie break to celebrate old associations and new beginnings.”
Singh had already shot two episodes with the team before the Sidhu’s controversy and will be shooting another one this weekend, according to a source. However, she neither confirms nor denies the news to IANS, saying, “I think the Sony Entertainment Television people will be able to answer to that. I am not sure if I will be shooting this weekend or not.”, adding that she hasn’t officially joined the show permanently, “Nothing is confirmed. It is a possibility.”
Sidhu has been catching heat for stating that “Nations cannot be held responsible for the dastardly acts of terrorists.”, and, “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…” after the Pulwama terrorist attack. A social media campaign with hashtags like #BoycottSidhu #BoycottKapilSharmaShow and #BoycottSonyTV began trending, putting pressure on Sony to take action against Sidhu.