After Sidhu, Archana Puran Singh quits 'The Kapil Sharma Show'?
The Kapil Sharma Show has been in headlines for a while now, especially after its judge Navjot Singh Sidhu was embroiled in a controversy over Pulwama attack. Soon, he was replaced by Archana Puran Singh as the new judge on TKSS. But looks like the veteran actress' stint on TKSS was short lived as she has, reportedly, quit Kapil's show. Here's more on this.
Harbhajan Singh to replace Archana on 'TKSS'
The news of Archana's exit from TKSS surfaced after the promo of the upcoming episode of the show was unveiled. This weekend, TKSS will witness a historic moment as 1983's World Cup winning team will grace the show. As the audience is excited about the show, Archana's absence caught everyone's fancy. In fact, she was replaced by spinner Harbhajan Singh as the judge.
Here is the promo
Krishnamachari Srikkanth describes what the 1983 World Cup did to them! Catch them all and all their epic moments on #TheKapilSharmaShow, this Sat-Sun at 9:30 PM. @therealkapildev @harbhajan_singh @KapilSharmaK9 pic.twitter.com/lSV0Nn29BA— Sony TV (@SonyTV) March 9, 2019
Earlier, Archana had replaced Sidhu for 20 episodes
Although an official confirmation about Archana's exit is still awaited, gossip mills are abuzz that she was a temporary replacement for Sidhu. Reportedly, Archana was roped in only for 20 episodes. In fact, she was paid just Rs. 2cr for her entire stint on TKSS. Notably, this is way less than what Sidhu was paid for TKSS which was around Rs. 25cr per season.
Netizens slammed Sidhu for supporting terrorists, demanded his removal
To recall, the controversy started after Sidhu, while condemning the Pulwama attack, stated that an entire nation can't be blamed "for the dastardly acts of terrorists". Naturally, Sidhu's comments didn't go down well with netizens who slammed him for allegedly supporting terrorists. In fact, they also demanded that he should be sacked from TKSS. As a result, Sidhu was terminated from the show.
But, would Sidhu return to 'TKSS'?
Meanwhile, there are reports that producer Salman Khan is planning to bring back Navjot Singh Sidhu on the show. According to a report published in Dainik Bhaskar, despite his termination from TKSS, Sony TV hasn't ended its contract with Sidhu. In fact, it also suggested that Salman is keen to have Sidhu back on the show and is waiting for the controversy to subside.