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'Comedy Nights' actor booked for mimicking Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim


Updated: January 13, 2016, 5:04 PM IST
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'Comedy Nights' actor booked for mimicking Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim
Actor Kiku Sharda has been sent to 14 days judicial custody for mimicking Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

New Delhi: Popular comedian Kiku Sharda, who has gained immense popularity for his onscreen character Palak on TV show ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ has been booked for allegedly mimicking Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and hurting religious sentiments of his followers.

Hurt by Kiku’s remarks, Singh’s followers filed a case against him after he mimicked the self-claimed godman in an episode of ‘Comedy Night With Kapil’, which was aired on December 27, 2015.

Kiku has been sent to a 14-day-long judicial custody. After his arrest, the actor also apologised.

While apologizing for his act, Kiku called himself a ‘god fearing man’ and clarified his act wasn’t meant to hurt anybody’s sentiment. “I apologise if my act has hurt anybody's sentiment. I never want people to get hurt because of my work,” he said.

Kiku, who maintained that he has immense respect for all religions and spiritual gurus, further added, "I respect religion and rituals. I respect all Gurus. I'm a god fearing man. It was just an act which was done with the intention to make people laugh. Channel also edits what they consider cannot be aired."

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