Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu is being dropped from the TV show The Kapil Sharma Show following uproar over his remarks in the wake of Pulwama attack, according to media reports.
A source told The Indian Express that Sidhu’s remarks have not been taken kindly by most. The channel and the show were getting dragged into the unwanted controversy, the source further said.
Meanwhile, NDTV quoted a source as saying that he will be replaced by Archana Puran Singh. However, there is no official confirmation yet.
The actor has also rubbished the reports of replacing Sidhu.
“No one has offered me the show saying I would be replacing Sidhu. There is no truth of me replacing him. I have not got any call from the channel and the team. No one has contacted me yet,” Singh told PTI.
“I did shoot for the show on February 9 and 13, but that’s it,” she added.
While condemning the “cowardly” attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, the Punjab Cabinet minister had on Friday asked whether an entire nation can be blamed for a handful of people.
Sidhu had posed, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?”
(With PTI inputs)