Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is in the eye of storm following his remarks on a recent Pulwama attack in which atleast 42 CRPF jawans were killed.
He found himself receiving severe backlash and soon #BoycottTheKapilSharmaShow started trending. Fans asked Salman Khan to either take action or shut down the show.
Salman Khan ask Navjot Singh Sidhu to step down
The actor is producing Kapil Sharma’s ongoing TV show. Even filmmaker Ashoke Pandit has requested Salman to act against Kapil. He took to his Twitter account and wrote, ”Dear @BeingSalmanKhan. Would like U to act against @KapilSharmaK9 for supporting @sherryontopp ‘ s antinational activities. This request is being made to U as you are the producer of the show. #BoycottKapilSharma @SonyTV.”
Dear @BeingSalmanKhan . Would like U to act against @KapilSharmaK9 for supporting @sherryontopp ‘ s antinational activities. This request is being made to U as you are the producer of the show. 🙏 #BoycottKapilSharma @SonyTV
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) February 19, 2019
Now a latest report by DB post has claimed that Salman Khan asked Navjot Singh Sidhu to step down as the judge. The actor didn’t want the show’s ratings to be affected for the sake of one person. Sidhu won’t be shooting the next few episodes, the report stated. The final decision on his termination has currently been put on hold.
“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 DB Post.
The whole controversy started after Navjot Singh Sidhu made some comment on Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack in which India lost more than 40 CRPF jawans.
He said, “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.”