Kapil Sharma has said that whereas he's with the government on the issue of the terrorist act once Pulwama attack, the move to remove Navjot Singh Sidhu from his show isn't correct. He conjointly added that Archana Puran Singh had to step in as Sidhu was trapped along with his commitments.
Speaking at an anti-drug event in Chandigarh, Kapil Sharma said there was a requirement to search out an answer to the problem of terrorism so that attacks like Pulwama don’t happen but such quite info (to remove Sidhu) isn't right.
The media quoted him as saying: “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. (Because of some prior commitments of Sidhu, currently Archana is shooting with us.)
“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 se bahaar karna in baaton ka solution nahi hai. Ek Sthai samadhaan humein milkar dekhna hoga. (All this is propaganda. I believe banning people, sending Sidhu out of the show is not the right solution. We need to look for a permanent solution.)”
On the issue of banning Pakistani artists, Kapil Sharma said: “Hum insab 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 on this however we want a permanent resolution. we want to search out and kill each one of those who attacked our soldiers in a cowardly manner in Pulwama. The entire nation stands with the government.)”
The former cricketer-turned-minister in the Punjab cabinet was heavily trolled and hashtags, #BoycottSidhu, and #boycottkapilsharmashowbegan, to trend within the Net. While it's not clear if the minister has been removed, what's proverbial is that Archana Puran Singh has stepped in for some episodes of the same show.
Navjot Singh Sidhu also said that he has not received any intimation from the channel with relation to the alleged termination of his contract. He has further said that just in case such a factor ought to happen, he would continue his views.