During a recent media interaction, while speaking about the Pulwama attack, Navjot Singh Sidhu 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." This statement of the cricketer-turned-politician didn’t go down well with the people of the country and rightly so. They began bashing him severely on social media. Sidhu is a part of The Kapil Sharma Show and Twitterati began demanding that Sony, the broadcasters of the show, should be boycotted till Sidhu is removed from the show.
Reportedly, the channel has taken the decision to sack Sidhu and approached Archana Puran Singh to replace him. However, the actress spoke to ANI saying that she has already shot for two episodes of The Kapil Sharma Show which are yet to be aired. But those episodes were just a temporary replacement of Navjot Singh Sidhu as the politician was busy. She has denied the reports of being approached to replace Sidhu in the show permanently and would think about the offer if approached.
It will be interesting to see if the channel has actually sacked Sidhu or not. The makers, the channel and Kapil have not issued an official statement yet.