Mumbai, Jan 14: A day after comedian Kiku Sharda's arrest for mimicking Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in one of his television skits, veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has come out in support of the actor.
The actor said he would play Ram Rahim and see who arrests him.
Kapoor, 63, took to Twitter to lend his support to the actor. "I would like to play this rockstar in a film. Let me see who puts me behind bars? Go Kiku Sharda!," he tweeted along with a picture of Dera Chief.
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 Bollywood celebrities like Farah Khan, Kapil Sharma, Huma Qureshi and Vir Das have also expressed their displeasure over the arrest of the comedian. Kiku was released after furnishing a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh.
Kiku Sharda, best known for his drag act as Palak in popular TV show "Comedy Nights With Kapil", was on Wednesday arrested twice by Haryana police on a complaint alleging he hurt religious sentiments by mocking Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Kiku, 40, was sent to 14-day judicial custody after police produced him before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Nandita Kaushik here. He was arrested from Mumbai by the Haryana Police.