Television host and comedian Kapil Sharma has clarified that rumours alleging Navjot Singh Sidhu will be replaced on The Kapil Sharma Show are not true. Sharma while speaking to Pinkvilla said that Sidhu would be gone for some time and that this has happened in the past too. Sharma said, ”The news is false, this has happened in the past as well. Sidhu sir has been out before also like the time when we had recorded the Sairat episode. Even when Jackie Chan came to our show Sidhu sir wasn’t around, we had to call Raveenaji for that episode. I haven’t spoken to Sidhu sir, these reports are false.” Navjot Singh Sidhu and Kapil Sharma have been working together for many years, they have been working since Comedy Nights With Kapil which aired on Colors channel, according to the Hindustan Times.
Rumours had been doing the rounds that Archana Puran Singh will replace Navjot on The Kapil Sharma Show. A website had reported that Archana Puran Singh had been roped in to replace the former cricketer after he had once called in sick. The website had reported that after an argument between the show’s host and Sidhu, Sharma decided to call Archana Puran Singh for another episode. Both Sidhu and Sharma had kept mum on the report. Archana had maintained that she was replacing Sidhu for only a few episodes, HT reported.
Archana Puran Singh told newswire service IANS, “It feels weird on Sidhu’s chair, we are so used to seeing him on his throne. I am only here for a few episodes, once Sidhu is fine he will come and take over. I will miss the show and wait to be called again”. Sidhu was one of the very few people who remained with Kapil after a mid-air fight involving Sunil Grover, Ali Asgar, Sugandha Mishra and Kapil Sharma, according to the HT report.