Archana Puran Singh memes surface after Navjot Singh Sidhu loses in Punjab elections, fans say, 'job sankat me hai'
After Navjot Singh Sidhu lost his seat in the Punjab Assembly elections, social media users shared memes warning Archana Puran Singh that he may return to ‘steal back’ his spot on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Amidst election results in four states across the country, almost all the conversation on social media on Thursday was about politics. So, it was unusual to see actor Archana Puran Singh trending on Twitter despite that. But the reason was semi-political. Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, whom Archana had replaced in The Kapil Sharma Show, lost his seat in the Punjab Assembly elections. And soon after, an Archana meme fest began on social media. (Also read: Shark Tank's Anupam Mittal recreates Kuch Kuch Hota Hai scene with Archana)
For the uninitiated, Sidhu was the permanent guest on Comedy Nights With Kapil and later the Kapil Sharma Show till 2017. After that, he was replaced by Archana. On the show, host Kapil Sharma often jokes that Archana 'stole' Sidhu's spot in the show. After Sidhu lost the Amritsar East Vidhan Sabha seat, jokes began that he was now 'unemployed' and would soon return to 'steal back' his seat on Kapil's show.
Pretty soon, memes began floating around on Twitter and Instagram, indicating that Archana should be on alert expecting a coup from Sidhu. A Twitter user shared a picture of Archana's face morphed on journalist Ravish Kumar's body with the popular meme template 'Darr ka mahaul hai (There is an environment of fear)." Another tweet with a Joker-themed meme read, "Archana puran singh trying to save her seat after Sidhu election loss".
One meme referred to the popular line from Hera Pheri where Paresh Rawal (as Archana) says 'Mere ko to aise dhak-dhak horela hai,' implying that the actor was worried about her spot on hearing about Sidhu's electoral defeat. Many fans even expressed support for Archana, assuring her that "nobody can replace you". Archana, herself, however, did not comment on the matter on social media.
Navjot Singh Sidhu had contested from the Amritsar East seat on a Congress ticket but he lost to Aam Aadmi Party's Jeevan Jyot Kaur.