After days of swirling rumours that Kapil Sharma Show is facing yet another rift – this time between Kapil and Navjot Singh Sidhu, the matters have now come to a head. It is inded true that the cricketer-turned-politician is out of the show and has been replaced by Archana Puran Singh. This was confirmed by Singh to IANS on Wednesday. She said the change is “for a few episodes”.
It all started when an entertainment website reported that Kapil had offered Sidhu’s chair to Singh when he didn’t show up for the shooting of the show citing ill health. Sidhu apparently is not too fond of Singh, said the report, and an argument followed between the show’s host and Sidhu. However, Kapil didn’t relent and continued with Singh for yet another show. Neither Kapil nor Sidhu spoke about this report or the speculation about a rift.
However, now Singh has said that she is part of Kapil’s show for the near future. “It feels weird sitting on Sidhu ji’s chair as we all are so used to seeing him on this throne. Kapil called me the same day of the shoot and I couldn’t say no to an old friend as we go back a long way,” she said in a statement.
“I’m here only for a few episodes, once Sidhu ji is fit and fine, he will take over his throne. I will miss the show when he comes back and I’ll always be waiting for Kapil to call me to come again on this show,” she added.
The Kapil Sharma Show is aired on Sony Entertainment Television. Kapil and Singh were earlier seen together on the same channel in TV show, Comedy Circus. Earlier, when Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar and Sugandha Mishra had walked out of Kapil’s show after a mid-air fight, Sidhu was among the handful who stuck with him. He has been managing his political career as well as weekly appearances on Kapil’s show ever since.