Mumbai: 'Achhey Din' for Kapil Sharma are vanishing at a rapid pace. At a time when Kapil is grappling with an all-time low TRPs of his show, yet another storm has englufed his show.The time it is celebrity judge Navjot Singh Sidhu who is in the eye of the storm.
The Punjab government may have allowed Minister Sidhu to participate in the show dismissing the propriety issues on legal ground, but problems for Sidhu continue. Now, the state government has received a complaint against Sidhu for cracking double-meaning jokes on the Kapil Show. The complainant is HC Arora, an advocate of the of Punjab and Haryana High Court. Arora had earlier filed a PIL against Sidhu for his participation in the show.
“I viewed the Kapil Sharma Show on Saturday from 9 pm to around 10.15 pm. The ‘comedy’ of Kapil Sharma, and particularly that of Navjot Singh Sidhu was replete with vulgar, double-meanings and obscene dialogues. It violated various provisions of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, as well as those of the Information and Technology (IT) Act. Their dialogues offended my conscience while viewing the show along with my wife and daughters… Although I am yet to procure a recorded version of the utterances of these two comedians, yet on the basis of whatever I can recollect, Sidhu told Kapil Sharma ‘Kapil, you please get married, otherwise after crossing 40-years of age, you shall lose your reproductive capacity’,” says Arora in his letter to Punjab Chief Secretary Karan Singh
Letter quotes another joke. “Navjot Singh Sidhu further elaborated, saying ‘An old man once went to the toilet to attend nature’s call, when he returned he saw that he had not fastened the button of his pant. When asked for the reason, he replied, a road that has no treasure, what is the point of putting a lock to it?’ What Sidhu wanted to bring home to the audience was that an old man need not button up his pants, as he being virtually impotent, cannot harm any woman. I would, therefore, call upon you to convey my feelings to chief minister, that the situation has reached such alarming proportions that the chief minister must rein his colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu,” reads the letter.
The Punjab and Haryana HC had recently questioned Minister Sidhu's appearance on a comedy show. “Everything is not about law, but what about propriety and morals? If a minister is not following service rules, how can he make his juniors follow it?” the court had said. Next hearing in the case has been fixed for May 11.