The comedian-actor Kiku Sharda, famous for his role of Palak from Comedy Nights With Kapil, recently landed himself in trouble. He was booked for hurting religious sentiments.
Apparently, the actor made fun of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in an episode. And a case was filed against him by the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda. Now, there are reports that the actor has been arrested!
According to sources, Kiku was shooting till late night (2 am), when police arrested him. The police took him to the Aarey Police Station, Goregaon. It is also reported that Kiku will be taken to Haryana from Delhi, for further interrogation on this case.
It has to be recalled that the episode of Comedy Nights with Kapil, where Kiku mimicked their sect head, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was aired on December 27, 2015. Kiku was booked under section 295 A of the Indian Penal Code (outraging religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious belief).
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After this issue came to light, the actor apologised as well. He had tweeted, "Dosto the act on TV was not to hurt anyone's feelings. My apologies to @Gurmeetramrahim ji and his followers. Let's spread happiness."
The actor was also quoted as saying, "I have a lot of respect for Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singhji. The look [on the show] wasn't deliberate; it just happened to match [Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's look]. We didn't plan it as a spoof on him. It's a coincidence, and it is unfortunate. I am sorry that people felt hurt. We never try to do any such thing intentionally, or try to get headlines out of it, or want people to talk about our show in this manner. There is nothing more to it."
Well, looks like his apologies went unnoticed.
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