While speculations are rife that Archana Puran Singh might replace Navjot Singh Sidhu on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, the former while talking to a publication stated that if the channel and makers will ask her to step in she is more than happy to do the same.
Archana said, “Clearly, the online media has become so big today that one has to be very careful before commenting or expressing their opinion on any issue today. It is important that people’s sentiments are not hurt. Whatever you wish to express should be expressed in a responsible manner. I don’t know if I am replacing Sidhu permanently. I had shot for two episodes because he was busy with his political commitments. In the past too, many times when Sidhu had other commitments, I had stepped in for him on the show.”
On being asked her views about the controversy after Kapil Sharma took took Sidhu’s side, she says, “I would not like to express my views on what happened and whether someone should have commented on the current situation in the country, but I have a strong stand. Whenever our country is in conflict with any other nation, I will strongly stand by what my country, the government, the Prime Minister and opposition leaders feel is in the best interests of the nation. And this is not because the concerned person has said something, this is my belief that I will not have any other stand but to support my country.”
For those unaware, recently netizens lost their calm and asked the makers of the The Kapil Sharma show to replace Navjot Singh Sidhu when he said that although he highly condemns the Pulwama terror attack, he firmly believes that it would be wrong to blame a country (Pakistan) for it, The exact words of Navjot Singh Sidhu were as follows, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?” news agency PTI reported. He also added, “It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished.”