Salman Khan asks Navjot Singh Sidhu to resign from 'The Kapil Sharma Show'; decision on hold
Mumbai : Following Navjot Singh Sidhu's controversial comment on Pulwama terror attack, producer of 'The Kapil Sharma Show', Salman Khan asked Sidhu to step down from his production. #BoycottKapilSharmaShow started trending soon after Sidhu's comments on Pulwama blast and a source close to the comedy show confirmed that Sidhu has been sacked.
Meanwhile, a latest report claims that though Salman called up Sidhu and asked for his resignation, the actor has decided to put the final decision on Sidhu's exit on hold. Salman Khan decided to fire Sidhu because he didn't want the ratings of the show to be affected for the sake of one person. However, he is waiting for things to cool down and Sidhu will not be shooting a few episodes.
"When this entire controversy happened; the channel was still not sure on what decision to make. It was the producer of the show, Salman Khan’s immediate decision to ask Sidhu to step down from the show. Obviously, as a producer, Salman did not want to take a chance especially when so much money has been involved in its production. The show is doing well in terms of TRP and Salman doesn’t want to lose it just for the sake of one person. And so, he decided to take a call immediately", a source told media.
As of now, the meeting between the producer and the channel is still on; the final decision on Sidhu’s exit is on hold. Sources confirmed that Salman has advised the channel is to let the matter cool down before they announce their final verdict. Certainly, Sidhu won’t be shooting for the few coming episodes; however there might be chances of him returning back.
Sidhu's controversial comment on Pulwama
"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," Sidhu was quoted as saying.
What Kapil said about Sidhu's controversial statement
Kapil spoke about the controversy at an Art of Living event on Monday. "These are very small things, or can also be a part of propaganda. I feel banning someone or sacking Navjot Singh Sidhu from the show (The Kapil Sharma Show) is not the solution. We need to look for a permanent solution," he told the reporters.
Regarding Pulwama attack, Kapil said that he is with the government. "We are with the government but still we need a permanent solution. The cowardly act in Pulwama that killed our soldiers shouldn't be forgotten and the culprits should be punished," he added.