Readers are aware of TV star Kiku Sharda's controversy who has now created a stir over a over a joke. Kiku Sharda, a popular comedian, recently had to face serious repercussions like legal action after he made fun of self-proclaimed godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, known for his film MSG: Messenger Of God. Many colleagues of Kiku Sharda from the TV as well as Bollywood industry have voiced their support to the comedian,
Rishi Kapoor: "See this picture! I would like to play this rockstar in a film. Let me see who puts me behind bars? Go Kiku Sharda!". (He posted a picture of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh from his film MSG)
Kapil Sharma: "Mera sant gurmeet ram raheem singh ji "INSAAN" se ek nivedan hai k is masle me media k saamne aye'n aur ek kalakaar jo duniya me sirf khushi baantne ka kaam kar raha hai k haq me khade hokar poori duniya me insaaniyat ki ek khoobsurat misaal pesh kare'n. Aao saath milkar shaanto aur khushi ke liye kaam kare'n." (He posted these sentences on an image).
Sonakshi Sinha: "Someone imitates god – nothing. Kiku imitates someone – gets arrested. This is wrong on SO many levels it's not even funny."
Farah Khan: "You find it offensive?… I find it funny…. That's why I'm happier than you." (She posted this on an image). #KikuSharda
Nimrat Kaur: "So a professional comedian can be jailed for recognising an unintentional one. No laughing matter."
Paresh Rawal: "In Bengal a cartoonist was n in Haryana a comedian is arrested ! Free Kiku . It's an opportunity for Baba to spread love n happiness ."
Sonu Sood: "So true.. Wakeup India. It's 2016.. @kikusharda bro we R with u. #WeStandWithKikuSharda"
Twinkle Khanna: "A country where everything is sacred except laughter #KikuSharda"
Boman Irani: "First things first, If the man has sincerely apologised could someone please put him out of his misery!!! #kikusharda"
Vishal Dadlani: "Heard @kikusharda 's been remanded to judicial custody for mimicking RamRahim on TV! Absurd! RamRahim's 'films' are the real joke, anyway! Comedy is meant to be irreverent, & to take the mickey out of EVERYTHING! Seems like we're going full-medieval in India, though! #FreeKiku Comedy brings joy ), unites people in laughter! Religious-leaders prey on the insecurity of 'followers', are a blight on humanity! #FreeKiku"
Anurag Kashyap: "Gurmeet Ram Rahim insults the sensibilities of anyone who is sixth class pass with his MSG films.. Why is he not arrested??? Really the man who has to call himself Insaan to prove he is maybe a human, is of such weak disposition that he gets a comic arrested.. This arrest of Kiku Sharda , the way it happened, and for reasons that it did is the really the rock bottom of democracy.."
Shirish Kunder: "Changing my bio to 'Godman'. I've 2.47 lakh followers. Anyone making fun of me will now be arrested under section 295A of IPC."
Sophie Choudry: "WTH?!!!!!! This is insane!!! We have really lost the ability to laugh at ourselves.. Hope u ok @kikusharda"
Ranvir Shorey: "Only a court in Haryana would want a comedian in custody, and criminals as law makers! @kikusharda isn't the one who should be in jail!"
Vir Das: "Congratulations India on speedily arresting someone for comedy. Now maybe you can do the same for actual crime soon."
Mini Mathur: "Again..We are so easy to offend. This is a comedy show for f*^@s sake!! It's MEANT to show us the lighter side. Oof! The agenda is to systemically silence all opinion & free speech. So no one can question anything anymore. Can't everyone see it? #KikuSharda Poor @kikusharda was doing his job. One that he is great at. Funny no one arrests him when he takes the piss out of actors. Oh wait.."
Pritish Nandy: "Not the law @TheBakraMan, its law enforcers. They dance to the tune of VIP clowns. Sad to see #KikuSharda apologise."
Cyrus Broacha: "We don't need comedians our law is funny enough. The arrest of #KikuSharda is a great example of absolutely 'A' level #bullshit"
Ashoke Pandit: "I know Kiku Sharda as a great human being apart from being a grt actor.He has apologised & hence shld be pardoned by #BabaRamRaheem."