The makers of “The Kapil Sharma Show” have refuted the rumours that Indian politician Navjot Singh Sidhu has quit the comedy show.
There has been speculation for a while about Sidhu leaving the show, hosted by popular stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma, in the light of the forthcoming Punjab Assembly polls.
The 52-year-old cricketer-turned-politician has launched a non-political front, “Awaaz-E-Punjab”. Prior to that, he had resigned from the BJP and quit his Rajya Sabha membership on July 18.
Sidhu’s wife has reportedly said in an interview that he will now completely focus on Punjab politics, and that he has recorded all the shows till September 30 and already said goodbye to the cast.
Navjot Kaur had told Bollywoodlife, “Sidhu will now completely focus on Punjab politics. And that is why he has recorded all the shows till 30th September and has already said goodbye to the cast.”
This fuelled rumours of his exit from the show.
Preeti Simoes, creative head of K9 Productions (Kapil’s production company), said in a statement here that, “There is no notice served by Navjot Sidhu to Sony Entertainment Television. A reaction on this issue is unnecessary. All propaganda that he’s leaving is false.”
There are reports that the former India cricketer earned Rs 25 crore every year from the show.
(With inputs from PTI)