Now, comedian Kiku Sharda takes a dig at Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
Kiku Sharda is a famous Indian telly star, most famous for his role as 'Palak' Photograph: (DNA)
Indian television actor and comedian Kiku Sharda who was arrested last year for hurting the sentiments of the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh by dressing up as Baba, on Wednesday took a dig at the convicted leader.
Kiku who was at a song launch of the film "2016 The End" did not mince words when he got an opportunity on the stage.
The event started with a fun interaction between co-actors of the film, Divyendu Sharma, Rahul Roy, Priya Banerjee, Narendra Jha and director Jaideep Chopra.
Divyendu and Kiku had a fun exchange of words:
Kiku introduced Divyendu as "He was last seen in Toilet (referring to the film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha)."
Divyendu responded: "Yes, and you were living in jail."
Kiku said: "I went to jail for a day and now sir has gone for 20 years."
Divyendu asked him to elaborate and Kiku replied: "No, no, I am not taking any credit for that."
Kiku then addressed the media by commenting on Dera Sacha Sauda chief's conviction:
"Well, things have been proven in the court and now we all know what he did. Justice happened and it was bound to happen, it’s karma. But whatever violence took place (following Ram Rahim’s conviction) was really sad. We shouldn't have room for violence, we are peace-loving people, and we should stay in peace."
On August 28, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted for the rape of two female disciples and sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment.