The controversy started after a statement by former Punjab cricketer and Congress minister Navjot Singh Sidhu after a horrific attack on militants in Pulwama, after he was removed from ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ and Sidhu was dropped and brought to the show by Archana Puran Singh. At the same time, Sidhu was backed by popular TV actress Shilpa Sindh who was the winner of Bigg Boss 11 in this case. Shilpa said, ‘What did Paji say wrong? People are distorting his statement. Where have they supported terrorism? I agree that he will probably be politically correct not to speak out against his friend Imran Khan, but you have to understand that they have played together for many years because everyone is following them. Now the reason for supporting Shilpa Navjot Singh Sidhu has also been trolled on social media. But the issue escalated when trolls started threatening them with rape and death.
Receiving the threat of rape, Shilpa said, “I will not leave such people now. I will take legal action against them. Such people have used such words against many women in the past. Now it is time for people with such mentality to be more strict.”