Navjot Singh Sidhu banned from entering Film City for his comments on Pulwama attack

In the wake of Sidhu’s remarks; the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), declared that no worker or technician affiliated with the Federation would work with the former Indian cricketer.

Navjot Singh Sidhu banned from entering Film City for his comments on Pulwama attack Navjot Singh Sidhu banned from entering Film City for his comments on Pulwama attack Source : press

Navjot Singh Sidhu's comments on the recently occurred Pulwama attacks were not received well by the nation and especially fans of The Kapil Sharma Show; who soon started trending hashtags like #SackSidhu, #BoycottKapilSharmaShow, and #UnsubscribeSontyTV.


Eventually; the makers of the show were compelled to take action and had to sack the former Indian cricket; who will now be replaced by Archana Puran Singh. Though the channel has not given an official word on the same, sources have revealed that the makers of The Kapil Sharma Show have already shot a few episodes with Archana.


In the wake of Sidhu's remarks; the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), declared that no worker or technician affiliated with the Federation would work with the former Indian cricketer.



The president of the board; Ashoke Pandit, however, states that news of Sidhu not being allowed in the Filmcity premises is baseless. He further went on to say," He can go to Film City. It's a government-owned premise. He can walk around freely; have tea with Kapil Sharma and his other friends. But he can't shoot in Film City or anywhere else with any technician on The Kapil Sharma Show or any other television or film set."


The cricketer turned politician; who is a special guest on The Kapil Sharma Show, stirred up a great controversy when he shared his views on the gruesome Pulwama attacks saying that an entire nation (Pakistan) and its people should not be blamed for the deeds of a few men. The attack, that took place on the 14th of February in Pulwama, killed at least 40 CRPF jawans who were returning to their postings after their leaves.


Several Bollywood actors like Anupam Kher and Manoj Joshi have criticized Sidhu for his comments and have called it a political gimmick. While Kapil Sharma; strongly opposed the sacking of Sidhu from the show, he too received major backlash from fans and viewers of the show. 


Krushna Abhishek; who too is a part of the show, said during a recent media interaction," I don't know what's going on but currently the country's atmosphere is not right. Everyone is mourning. We have already shot a few episodes with Archana Puran Singh. But, Archana has told some media house that she hasn't yet signed the full contract. I would only be able to comment after having a word with the channel."


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