Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Kiku Sharda, who was earlier arrested for lampooning a religious leader, has thanked the entertainment industry for supporting him. He says he is “proud of the industry”.
Kiku, best known for playing Palak on TV show “Comedy Nights with Kapil”, was arrested from the set of the comedy show on January 13, after a complaint filed by Dera Sacha Sauda sect follower Uday Singh.
He was accused of dressing up like Gurmeet Ram Rahim and mimicking the self-proclaimed godman in the show “Jashn-E-Ummeed”.
His arrest was strongly condemned by various Bollywood celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Sonakshi Sinha, Twinkle Khanna, Huma Qureshi, Vir Das and Boman Irani.
“Thanks everyone for standing by me through this traumatic time. Means a lot. Thanks to my fraternity, am proud of the industry I’m in,” Kiku tweeted on Saturday.