There are reports in the media that Archana Puran Singh will be replacing Navjot Singh Sidhu in The Kapil Sharma Show. When asked, the actress didn’t confirm the reports but said there’s ‘a possibility’ that she might step into the shoes of the cricketer-turned-politician on the show.
Sidhu has been reportedly ousted from the show after his controversial comment in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack. Archana had earlier shot two episodes for The Kapil Sharma Show before the February 14 attack on a CRPF convoy that left 40 troopers dead. She went back on the show’s set on Wednesday.
Asked if she has replaced Sidhu, Archana said: “Nothing is confirmed. It is a possibility.”
According to a source, there is another shoot with her slotted for the coming weekend. “I think the Sony Entertainment Television people will be able to answer to that. I am not sure if I will be shooting this weekend or not,” she added.
The channel has not yet made an official announcement. Following the terror attack, Sidhu, who has been part of Kapil’s show, had said during a media interaction: “Nations cannot be held responsible for the dastardly acts of terrorists. The terrorists do not have deen, mazhab (sect and religion). There are good, the bad and the ugly. Every institution has them. Every nation has them. The ugly need to be punished…”
His comments led to a huge uproar, with hashtags like #BoycottSidhu #BoycottKapilSharmaShow and #BoycottSonyTV trending on Twitter.
(With IANS inputs)