Archana Puran Singh Replaces Navjot Singh Sidhu On 'The Kapil Sharma Show' Over His Comments On Pulwama Attack

| February 16 , 2019 , 15:53 IST

After receiving backlash from opponents and social media for his statement on Pulwama attack, Navjot Singh Sidhu has been asked to leave The Kapil Sharma Show. He will be replaced by Archana Puran Singh on the show.

According to media reports, a source close to the Sony Entertainment Television had said, "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."

Post the Pulwama attack, Sidhu had said, "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".

The statement did not go down well with Netizens and viewers of the show. Soon, #BoycottSidhu started trending on Twitter, with people demanding that he be taken off the show. They also demanded a boycott of the show and of Sony TV unless he was removed.

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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.