Stand-up comedian and Indian Of The Year In 2015, Kapil Sharma, who has courted controversies in the past is once again in news, but this time for his newly launched TV show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’. According to media reports, nursing staff from different medical colleges and hospitals staged protest at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar. They have resorted to agitation towards the indifferent portrayal of those belonging to the medical fraternit.
One of the reports stated that the nurses and nursing staff raised slogans against both Kapil and Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is also part of the show. Both Kapil and Sidhu are from Amritsar.
A report in Hindustan Times, quoted Raj Bedi, State General Secretary, Punjab Nursing Association, saying, “How can Sidhu be part of a show like this that demeans someone’s profession? He keeps laughing at jokes made about the medical profession, including those on doctors, even when his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu (Amritsar-East MLA) is a doctor. We as a community expected that Sidhu would not support this nonsense and such vulgar jokes. Nurses have been objectified on the show since its beginning.”
The nursing union is planning to file a defamation case against Kapil Sharma, concluded the report.