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The Kapil Sharma Show: Why did Kapil replace Navjot Singh Sidhu with Archana Puran Singh?

This was a surprising move on part of Kapil Sharma as it wasn’t the first time he was dealing with Navjot Singh Sidhu’s absence from the show.

tv Updated: Aug 16, 2017 16:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Kapil Sharma Show,Navjot Singh Sidhu,Archana Puran Singh
Navjot Singh Sidhu is said to be unwell these days.

Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma is fighting many battles simultaneously. Struggling with decreasing TRPs and absence of Sunil Grover, Sharma now has a new problem to tackle on The Kapil Sharma Show.

There are reports that he has replaced Navjot Singh Sidhu with Archana Puran Singh as the judge on the show. It so happened that Sidhu took leave of some days from the shooting of the show due to his health. He also informed Kapil about his unavailability.

Meanwhile the promoters of a big budget Bollywood film requested the team of The Kapil Sharma Show to shoot with them. The team decided to go for it, but Sidhu was unavailable. Finally, they roped in Archana Purana Singh to step into Sidhu’s shoes.

It was a surprising move on part of Kapil as this wasn’t the first time he was dealing with Sidhu’s absence from the show. In an earlier episode, he had put Sidhu’s cut-out on his chair and refrained from calling anybody else in his place.

Lately, Sunil Grover has given hints that he might return to The Kapil Sharma Show. Nothing has been finalised yet. Similarly, Ali Asgar has also moved on to perform solo in different parts of the country.

In a situation such as this, getting Sidhu upset will be the last thing on Kapil Sharma’s agenda.

First Published: Aug 16, 2017 16:48 IST