Comedian Kapil Sharma has broken his silence over the news of Navjot Singh Sidhu being replaced by Archana Puran Singh on his show, The Kapil Sharma Show. The host of the popular TV show was present at an event when he was asked to comment on the entire matter. Maintaining that strict action should be taken against those who killed our soldiers in Pulwama on Thursday, February 14.
Zee News quoted Kapil talking at an event. He said, “Abhi Navjot Singh Sidhu ke kuch aur commitment hain isliye humare saath Archana Puran Singh shoot kar rahe hain. Maujuda waqt mein Sidhu humaare sath nahi hain.” (Navjot Singh Sidhu is busy with some prior commitments, therefore, we have been shooting with Archana Puran Singh for some time.)
He added, “Halaaki ye bahut choti cheezein hain, ya phir propoganda hota hai jinmein iss tareeke ke baatein aati hain. Mere manna yeh hai ki kisi ko ban karna na, Navjot Singh Sidhu ko show she bahaar karna in baaton ka solution nahi hai. Ek Sthai samadhaan humein milkar dekhna hoga.” (This is propaganda. I don’t think banning someone or ousting Navjot Singh Sidhu from the show is a solution. We have to collectively look out for a permanent solution).
Archana Puran Singh (Photo Courtesy: Instagram-@archanapuransingh/ India.com)
Kapil went on to say that he gas full faith in the government. He said, “Hum in sab cheezon mein sarkar ke saath hain lekin phir bhi ek sthai samaadhan ki zarurat hai. Pulwama mein jin logo ne kayrana tareeke se humaare jawaano ko shahid kiya unko dhundh dhundh kar marna chahiye jismein pura desh sarkar ke saath khada hai.” (We are with the government in this situation but we need to have a permanent solution. We should look out for every man behind the cowardly Pulwama attacks and kill them. The entire nation is with the government.)
Meanwhile, Navjot Singh Sidhu has clarified that he still stands with what he said in his statement reacting to the ghastly attacks. He took to Twitter to say, “I had to attend Vidhan Sabha’s session due to which I couldn’t go for the shoots of The Kapil Sharma Show and they got somebody else in my replacement for two episodes. I have no intimation about my termination from the channel. If it is regarding my statement, I will stick to what I have been saying yesterday, today and ever tomorrow.” (sic)
Sidhu got widely criticised for his statement on the Pulwama attacks when he said that “nations cannot be held responsible for the dastardly acts of terrorists” and that the dialogue with Islamabad should continue.