Kiku 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 arrested!
Many celebrities and people took to Twitter to support the actor, while few followers of the Godman too supported their guruji.
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!