After an ouster from ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ of Sony Entertainment, because of his controversial comments following the Pulwama terror attack, cricketer-turned-politician, Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has now been banned from entering the Film City in Mumbai.
The decision was taken after a meeting by the Federation of Western India Cine Employees in Mumbai. After the February 14 Pulwama Attack, the federation had also announced a complete ban on working with Pakistani artistes in India.
In a letter to the managing director of the Film City in Mumbai, the Federation asked not only to ban the Pakistani artistes but also to ban Sidhu from entering the premises of the Film City. Earlier the Federation had also directed the Indian filmmakers not to work with Pakistani artistes and also not to release their films in Pakistan.
The Punjab Minister drew a lot of flak for his comments after the Pulwama attack in which over 40 Central Reserve Police Force soldiers were martyred. Sidhu stated, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual? It (Pulwama terror attack) is a cowardly act, and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable, and those who did it must be punished.”
His remarks drew angry reactions on social media platforms as many found his comments insensitive. People called for a boycott of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ where Sidhu appears as a special guest.