We had earlier reported that Kiku Sharda, who played Palak on Comedy Nights With Kapil, was arrested for hurting the religious sentiments. Now, the comedian-actor has been sent to 14 days judicial custody in Kaithal, Haryana.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's followers had filed a case against Kiku, after he mimicked the self-proclaimed godman in an episode of CNWK which was aired on 27th December, 2015. As soon as the news of arrest was announced, people took to Twitter to support Kiku.
Roji & Juno's Tweets
Roji M John: Comedian Kiku Sharda arrested
for mimicking Ram Rahim! Seriously? What's wrong with the Haryana
Govt? Reminding Charlie Hebdo shooting?
Juno: Rape as a minor, get a bail ...Crack a joke, go to jail....#KikuSharda #IncredibleIndia
Syed & Anand's Tweets
Syed Shamshir Ali
Declare India as a fascist country, then no one will outrage about the arrest of anyone for any stupid reasons. #KikuSharda
Dr. Anand Rai
The country has definitely changed. Kiku Sharda jailed for mimicry! Shame!
Political Keed & Hitesh's Tweets
Salman is OUT but Kiku Sharda is IN
I dont know about India but Ram Rahim bhakts lack sense of humor big time! Uneducated senseless frustrated bhakts! Kiku Sharda we are with u
The Bad Doctor's Tweets
The Bad Doctor
Kiku Sharda sent to jail for making fun of a baba? Looks like our country's sense of humor has gone Saudi
Ankita Shah Tweets
Mr. @narendramodi Please leave PM's Chair , Ram Rahim is ruling india and Controlling India's Law Kiku Arrested bcoz of Mimicry #KikuSharda
Tweets Against Kiku
Saloni Radha Insan
Kiku Sharda is awarded with what he did. All comedians should
learn that comedy is cool bt hurting some1 is shameful!
Freedom of Speech does not give U right to say nonsense about spiritual leader who has more thn 55 million followers! #KikuDekhHaryanaKiKick
Tweets Supporting GodMan
No Comedian hs right to play wid sentiments of people thru dere acts. Actors like Kiku Sharda must have gone thru ds
Absolutely! Kiku Sharda is comedian it doesn't mean he has right 2 play wid any1's feelings .#KikuDekhHaryanaKiKick
Tweets Supporting Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Kiku Sharda finally paying for his sins! A lesson and a warning for others! #KikuDekhHaryanaKiKick
Kiku Sharda arrested on charges of hurting the religious
sentiments of more than 5 crore people!!
Speaking about the incident, Kiku said in an interview, "I am an actor and the actor is given a script and clothes by the makers and will be instructed to act accordingly. As an actor, I had fulfilled my duties. I never realised that the look will hurt anybody's religious sentiments. And if this has happened, mistakenly, I have apologised before, and now again I'm apologising."
He further added, "I don't want my work to harm anybody in any way. I have been in the industry for 13 years and my work is to make people laugh, and I have been doing the same thing. I just want people to be happy with me."
Kiku continued, "I had accepted the look that was given to me, and I never said no to any acts. We are religious families, and I respect all saints/babas."
While many celebrities and fans have come in support of Kiku, there are a few followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who have appreciated the legal action. Here are a few celebrities who have supported Kiku.
Absolute rubbish if #kikusharda has gone to jail ... How on earth is noone defending him , the channel the ... (link)
Why artist to be blamed script is given to an artist why arrest @kikusharda #harayanapolice
This is not rights of honesty by law @kikusharda arrested this is not done he has to be release now @BJP4India @RSS_Org @bjpsamvad
Actor Kiku Sharda arrested for mimicking Dera chief Ram Rahim Singh..., but this is really sad (Click on slides to view how people supported Kiku, while followers of the Godman supported him)