Sony Entertainment Television’s popular weekend series ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ has landed in controversy after its actors were called out on social media for targeting Archana Puran Singh on the show with demeaning jokes.
Kiku Sharda, who plays a variety of characters on the comedy, disagreed with the flak the show was receiving. He told Hindustan Times, “Archana ji is as much as a co-star like any of us. One needs to understand that she is part of the team and we create jokes sitting with each other. She is very much aware of what jokes are going to be cracked and what the script is.”
He added, “Archana Ji takes them very sportingly. It is like when a group of friends meet they pull each other’s leg and crack jokes and no one gets offended because that’s the kind of bond they share. Our bond with Archana ji is the same and she doesn’t mind it all. But with due respect if ever she has felt bad we would like to say sorry.”
Singh replaced Navjot Singh Sidhu on the show last year.