Just days after Navjot Singh Sidhu sparked controversy with a tweet about the Pulwama terror attack in India last week, Salman Khan has reportedly stepped in by asking the Punjab minister to resign from the ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’.
Khan, whose production house is behind the show, is said to have held discussions with Sidhu about his future on the popular series. After Sidhu’s comments on the attack on Twitter last week, there was severe backlash from all corners, with #BoycottKapilSharmaShow trending online.
“When this entire controversy happened; the channel was still not sure on what decision to make. It was the producer of the show, Salman Khan’s immediate decision to ask Sidhu to step down from the show. Obviously, as a producer, Salman did not want to take a chance especially when so much money has been involved in its production. The show is doing well in terms of TRP and Salman doesn’t want to lose it just for the sake of one person. And so, he decided to take a call immediately, a source told DB Post.
“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,” Sidhu was cited saying.
A decision on Sidhu’s future on the show is imminent, with negotiations currently taking place between the production house and broadcaster, Sony Entertainment Television. Archana Puran Singh is currently filling Sidhu’s place.