Navjot Singh Sidhu, who faced severe backlash for his remarks on Pulwama attack has now been removed by makers of The Kapil Sharma Show. Soon after Sidhu’s reaction to the terrorist attack in Pulwama, in which over 40 CRPF jawans were killed, people on social media started demanding that he should be removed from The Kapil Sharma Show. Some even threatened to boycott the how if Sidhu is not removed. Swiggy, which is the main sponsor of the show also had to face consequence, as Uninstall Swiggy trend was stated by few.
The production has been told about the decision and the shoot which was schedule to take place tomorrow has been postponed till a replacement is found. Archana Puran Singh is in talks to replace Navjot on the show.
“It is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished. For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?,” Sidhu had said.
The attack was claimed by a terror outfit called Jaish-e-Mohammed, which is believed to be having its base in Pakistan. The CRPF jawans convoy was moving from Jammu to Srinagar when a suicide bomber carried off the attack with around 60 kilograms of explosives. It is the worst terror attack on soldiers of the country in decades.
Sidhu had triggered a controversy last year also when he attended Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s swearing-in-ceremony. He was much criticised for hugging Pakistan Army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa as well