Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has landed into a trouble. Senior advocate of Punjab and Haryana high court, HC Arora, has filed a plea against Sidhu for cracking “vulgar jokes” in a recent episode of the popular comedy show.
The senior advocate has asked the Punjab chief secretary to take cognizance of the lack of propriety shown on national television by Sidhu.
In a letter to Punjab chief secretary, the complainant wrote, “I viewed the Kapil Sharma Show on Saturday from 9 pm to around 10.15 pm. The ‘comedy’ of Kapil Sharma, and particularly that of Navjot Singh Sidhu was replete with vulgar, double-meanings and obscene dialogues. It violated various provisions of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, as well as those of the Information and Technology (IT) Act. Their dialogues offended my conscience while viewing the show along with my wife and daughters… Although I am yet to procure a recorded version of the utterances of these two comedians, yet on the basis of whatever I can recollect, Sidhu told Kapil Sharma ‘Kapil, you please get married, otherwise after crossing 40-years of age, you shall lose your reproductive capacity’.”
“I believe that working in the entertainment world will certainly divert the attention of a person who holds a ministry. It would be a hindrance to performing his duties as a minister. I would, therefore, call upon you to convey my feelings to chief minister, that the situation has reached such alarming proportions that the chief minister must rein his colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu.” HC Arora added.
The whole incident happened when Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana visited the show to promote their upcoming film ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’.
Sidhu, who is facing criticism over his appearance on TV despite being a minister, had said that what he does outside his office should be nobody’s business. He had said that to work in TV, he would fly down to Mumbai at 6 pm and be back before anybody wakes up. He had said that he would balance his work as a minister as well as his television stint.