A popular Comedy Nights with Kapil actor Kiku Sharda was arrested for a comic act impersonating Dera Sauda chief. Now, it’s a crime to do comedy but isn’t a crime when Sauda Sadh impersonated the 10th Sikh Guru’s Amrit Ceremony.
Brave Bollywood celebrities have taken to social media to express their outrage.
Rishi Kapoor challenged Sauda Sadh to arrest him.
See this picture!I would like to play this rockstar in a film. Let me see who puts me behind bars? Go Kiku Sharda! pic.twitter.com/8Dfre237NY
— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) January 13, 2016
Many celebrities have since come forward to support the artist for his harmless act.
— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) January 13, 2016
Comedy brings joy ), unites people in laughter! Religious-leaders prey on the insecurity of ‘followers’, are a blight on humanity! #FreeKiku
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) January 13, 2016
Many celebrities started to trend various hashtags in support of Kiku.
Kiku Sharda’s arrest is a blatant, disgusting misuse of the law. One’s heart goes out to him & his family.
— vrajesh hirjee (@vrajeshhirjee) January 13, 2016
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) January 13, 2016
A country where everything is sacred except laughter #KikuSharda
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) January 13, 2016
#KikuSharda got arrested for mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim. Are you serious police n court? Are you really serious? What a joke of the law!😛😭
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) January 13, 2016
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) January 13, 2016
Doston the act on TV was not to hurt anyone’s feelings. My apologies to @Gurmeetramrahim ji and his followers. Let’s spread happiness. 🙏
— kiku sharda (@kikusharda) December 28, 2015