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Navjot Singh Sidhu thrown out of The Kapil Sharma Show

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 16, Feb 2019, 17:26 pm IST | UPDATED: 25, Feb 2019, 20:32 pm IST

Navjot Singh Sidhu thrown out of The Kapil Sharma Show

Delhi: After receiving backlash from opponents and social media for his statement on Pulwama attack, now Navjot Singh Sidhu has to step down from The Kapil Sharma Show. The channel has asked him to leave the show and he will be replaced by Archana Puran Singh.

A source close to the channel told Indian Express that, "His remarks have not been taken kindly by most. Also, the channel and the show was getting dragged into the unwanted controversy. This is when the team amicably decided that Navjot make a distance from the show. The team has already shot a couple of episodes with Archana."

Post the Pulwama attack, Sidhu had 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". His comment did not go down well with the netizens and also made #BoycottKapilSharmaShow trend on Twitter yesterday.
40 CRPF jawans were martyred when an explosive-laden SUV rammed into one of the buses out of a 70-vehicle CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Thursday (February 14).

Retired Major General GD Bakshi also attacked Sidhu for what he deemed an "inappropriate comment" and said Sidhu has not faced what the CRPF has, what men in uniform routinely do in conflict areas.