The authorities concerned with the popular comedy program, the Kapil Sharma Show have asked former international cricketer and Punjab cabinet minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu to quit the show. Sidhu used to appear on the program as a permanent guest.
The development comes after people voiced their objections against Sidhu and his remarks regarding the Pulwama terror attacks. People who were angered with Sidhu’s remarks took to twitter to express their displeasure. Many even threatened to boycott both the channel and the program, if Sidhu is not sacked. “His remarks have not been taken kindly by most. Also, the channel and the show was getting dragged into the unwanted controversy. This is when the team amicably decided that Navjot make a distance from the show. The team has already shot a couple of episodes with Archana,” a source told indianexpress.com.
Sidhu, in his much controversial remark had 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 politician has been an active proponent of the Kartarpur corridor, aimed at linking the Baba Nanak village in Punjab with the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Narowal, for the benefit of Sikh pilgrims. Both sides are yet to finalise the modalities of travel for Indian pilgrims.