Comedian and actor Kapil Sharma has been in the news for a few days now for all wrong reasons. It’s an open secret that he had a fight with Sunil Grover in a flight because of which Sunil has refused to shoot for “The Kapil Sharma Show”. Not only Grover but also Ali and Chandan have boycotted the comedy reality show. This is indeed very bad news for all the fans of the show but it was definitely a boost for the shows TRP when Sidhu said he would not quit Kapil’s show even after being a cabinet minister.
However, Captain Amarinder Singh, CM of Punjab, made a statement on Wednesday according to which Sidhu might be given a different portfolio as his present portfolio of the Cultural Ministry might result in the conflict of interest. He has stated this when the government of the state is seeking legal opinion whether Sidhu can continue with “The Kapil Sharma Show” or not.
Here’s what Captain Amarinder Singh informed reporters,
“If it’s a permissible then we have no issue, otherwise he (Navjot Singh Sidhu), has Culture Ministry and we may have to change his portfolio.”
It was on Monday that Punjab CM talked about seeking legal opinion over the matter. As far as Sidhu’s take regarding the issue is concerned, he said, “the boss is always right”. Nevertheless, he repeated his statement of pursuing the TV career and continuing with TKSS. On 16th March, Sidhu took the oath of cabinet minister in Punjab government and presently, he has portfolios of local government, tourism and cultural affairs.
Sidhu defended his move of being a part of TKSS by maintaining that he would need to visit Mumbai on Saturday for just a night for the shooting and other that this, he would be fulfilling each and every duty of a cabinet minister. As per his claims, TKSS was his only source of income, as he didn’t do any other thing, such as commentary. In his words,
“It is a matter of only one night. I will be available for the rest of the time.”
As per Sidhu, the TV show doesn’t come under the scope of ‘office of profit’ as the government is not paying him any money.