Sharda, who played Palak on Comedy Nights With
Kapil, was booked for hurting religious sentiments of the
followers of Dera Sacha Sauda. Yesterday (13th January), he was
arrested and was sent to judicial custody in Kaithal, Haryana.
The latest development in this case is that, the comedian-actor
was released on a surety bond of Rs 1 Lakh! But, Kiku was arrested
again in Fatehabad.
Apparently, after Kiku was granted bail, on protection warrant,
Kiku has now been taken by the Fatehabad police (from Kaithal).
About the incident, the self-proclaimed Godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim
took to Twitter, "I was busy shooting OnlineGurukul; just got to
know, devotees are hurt due to Kiku's action.If he has apologized,
no complaint from my side."
It has to be recalled that the episode of Comedy Nights with
Kapil, where Kiku mimicked Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was aired on
December 27, 2015.
Speaking about the incident, Kiku had 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." But even after apologising the comedian was
Many celebrities and people took to Twitter to support the
actor, while few followers of the Godman too supported their
After this incident, we can say, comedy has become a serious
business, and now, to make people laugh also the comedians will
have to think twice!