Comedian Kapil Sharma has reacted to the entire hullabaloo on social media against what he said on Navjot Singh Sidhu‘s removal from The Kapil Sharma Show after his statement on the tragic Pulwama terror attacks. Kapil talked to an entertainment portal and said that he is equally angry and wants justice for the families of the martyrs. He added that he might have a ‘difference in opinion’ in how he put his words across, but he is feeling hurt and disgusted like other citizens of the country.
Kapil was quoted by Pinkvilla saying, “We may have a difference in opinion about how to deal with it but like every Indian, I am hurt and angry with this cowardly act of terrorism. The biggest tribute we can give to our Martyrs is to stand united with our Armed forces and give a befitting reply to the terrorists and their handlers sitting in Pakistan.”
Twitter got abuzz with hashtag #BoycottKapil and appeals were made to the producer of his show, Salman Khan, to sack him after he said that ‘removing Navjot Singh Sidhu from a show is not a permanent solution’ of a problem like terrorism. His statement read, “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.” (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).
Earlier, while reacting on the news of the attacks that happened on February 14, Thursday, former cricketer, politician and television personality, Sidhu said that “nations cannot be held responsible for the dastardly acts of terrorists” and that the dialogue with Islamabad should continue. This stance of the former Indian cricketer was widely criticised for being ‘insensitive’ and ‘anti-national’.