Is Archana Puran Singh facing pay disparity on 'TKSS'?
Just recently, The Kapil Sharma Show witnessed a major change in its cast, after Navjot Singh Sidhu was replaced by Archana Puran Singh as the judge. The seasoned comedienne-actress was quite excited to step into Sidhu's shoes for the show. However, the 56-year-old recently made a shocking revelation about facing pay disparity on the show. Here's all about the controversy.
Sidhu got double salary than me, Archana reveals on show
Archana made this revelation during one of TKSS episodes that featured Mouni Roy and John Abraham. In the episode, Kapil asked Mouni, John and Archana what they would like to become if they were given the power of shape-shifting. While Mouni and John gave their respective replies, Archana said she would like to become Sidhu, because he got double salary than her for TKSS.
Archana being paid Rs. 10 lakh per episode, said reports
To recall, there were reports about Archana being a temporary replacement of Sidhu. According to those reports, she has been roped in for only 20 episodes of TKSS. And for her entire stint on the show, she is, reportedly, being paid just Rs. 2cr. This is way less than what Sidhu was paid for TKSS, which was around Rs. 25cr per season.
Netizens slammed Sidhu for allegedly supporting terrorists, demanded his removal
For the uninitiated, Sidhu was terminated from TKSS for his tasteless comments after the Pulwama attack. He had said 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. They also demanded that he should be sacked from TKSS, which the makers paid heed to.
Given everything, is Sidhu slated to return on 'TKSS'?
Meanwhile, reports suggested that producer Salman Khan is planning to bring Sidhu back 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.