After Sunil Grover, Is Navjot Sidhu The Next To Quit Kapil Sharma’s Show?

Amidst Sunil Grover-Kapil Sharma fight, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh seeks legal opinion on whether Navjot Singh Sidhu will continue his stint as a judge on The Kapil Sharma Show

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After Sunil Grover, Is Navjot Sidhu The Next To Quit Kapil Sharma’s Show?

After the entire Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover fiasco, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will seek legal opinion on whether his minister Navjot Sidhu can remain a part of The Kapil Sharma Show aired on Sony.

While talking to a section of media, CM Singh said, “I do not know what the Constitution or the law says on this matter. We will have to ask our advocate general to give us an opinion whether a person who is a minister can do what he wants to do. It will entirely depend on legal opinion and then I will bring it to Navjot Singh Sidhu’s notice. Frankly, I do not know whether it is a conflict of interest. Once I get an opinion from them (advocate general and legal experts), I will have a chat with him.”

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Sidhu's wife Navjot Kaur said, "I appreciate that the government has decided to seek legal opinion over the issue. He (Navjot Singh Sidhu) would abide by the law and would quit TV work if need be. However, I would also like to say that actors like Shatrughan Sinha and Kirron Kher have worked in films while being Parliament members. He has already stopped doing cricket commentary and if there is anything wrong in him appearing in TV show, he will quit that also.”

Sidhu, a front runner for the post of Deputy CM, was given a rather lightweight department to look after. Sidhu who has been made minister of tourism and culture, and local bodies in the new Congress government.

In a Facebook post, Kaur on Sunday said her family had no other source of income but television, and undue hype was being created over the issue.”Such hype has been created about Navjot earning a living from television. When I was working as an MLA, my electricity bill and tea for guests cost more. We have no other business or source of income except television. He has left 80 per cent of shows, which included IPL, commentary, etc. Shooting for two shows (of the comedy show) takes only five hours a week and that also mostly on Saturday night. I think it is a meagre time for a non-socially active God-fearing workaholic (sic),” she wrote.

Sidhu, a cricketer-turned-politician, served as Amritsar MP thrice when he was with BJP. In the recent assembly polls, he won the Amritsar East seat, which was earlier represented by his wife, on a Congress ticket. 

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