New Delhi: Actor-comedian Kiku Sharda was today arrested for mimicking Baba Ram Rahim Singh and sent to 14 days of judicial custody in Kaithal, Haryana. Kiku is famous for his role as Palak in the hit show ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil'.
Post his arrest, which was uncalled for, the actor said, “I'm an artist who is given a role, a get-up and told what to do. I've already apologised, I didn't want to hurt anyone's sentiments. I did not mean to hurt anyone's religious sentiments. I am sorry, I was just following a script.”
In an apologetic tone he added, “"I am really very, very sorry. If I've hurt anyone's sentiments. I fold my hands and apologise to everyone.”
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After his arrest, Kiku Sharda started trending on the micro-blogging site Twitter. The website was flocked with tweets who lent their support to the actor calling the arrest as absurd.
Kapil Sharma, the host of the show also took to Twitter to show his support for his co-actor. In his tweet he requested Gurmeet Ram Rahim to come forth in the media and support an artist whose only motive is to spread happiness.
Here is his tweet:
While Kapil was seen appealing in his tweet, there were a few eminent personalities who slammed the action taken on Kiku. Here are a few tweets by netizens and celebrities who are standing by Kiku during this trying time.