Trouble mounts as third police complaint filed against Raveena Tandon, Farah Khan and Bharti Singh of The Kapil Sharma Show

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The trouble for three prominent celebrities of the Indian entertainment industry has mounted further after a third police complaint was filed against actress Raveena Tandon, director-choreographer Farah Khan and comedian Bharti Singh of The Kapil Sharma Show in Punjab’s Rupnagar district for hurting religious sentiments.
Bharti Singh

Two police complaints have already filed against the three entertainment artists in Punjab’s Amritsar and Ferozpur districts in the same case. Another FIR was filed in Maharashtra’s Beed district. Angry Christians had also staged protests in some places in Punjab and Jammu.

Quoting SSP Swapan Sharma, news agency PTI reported that Raveena, Farah and Bharti were booked under Indian Penal Code section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs). The latest complaint was filed by All India Christian Welfare Front chairman Charan Masih.

The three celebrities have already apologised but that hasn’t stopped the protests against them in Punjab and the neighbouring Jammu and Kashmir.

An online petition on change.org had demanded the removal of Bharti Singh from The Kapil Sharma Show. 

The three artists are accused of making fun of the religiously pious word Hallelujah in a programme called Backbenchers. Bharti had also wrongly spelled Hallelujah on a blackboard.



Faced with condemnation, the three had to issue unconditional apologies. Farah had written in her apology note, “I’m extremely saddened that some sentiments have been inadvertently hurt by a recent episode of my show. I respect all religions, n it would never be my intention 2disrespect any.On behalf of the entire team, Raveena Tandon, Bharti Singh and Myself.. we do sincerely apologise.”

Bharti’s apology had read, “From the bottom of my heart I would like to say Sorry to my Christian brothers and sisters for hurting their sentiments.Thank you YOUR EMINENCE CARDINAL OSWALD for personally hearing my apology in the voice note(as I’m not in the country)& forgiving me.?? Yours Truly,Bharti Singh.”

Last week, even Raveena had apologised after she took to Twitter to write, “Please do watch this link. I haven’t said a word that can be interpreted as an insult to any religion. The three of us (Farah Khan, Bharti Singh and I) never intended to offend.”

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  1. We, Christians in India, should not drag this issue further because all the three ladies have apologized for the mistake they have done on a TV show. It is not in the teachings of Jesus to punish but to pardon. So I request all complainants to withdraw and allow them to lead a peaceful life. If they have really repented for what they have done on the show I am sure they will not repeat again. But whoever produced this show must be brought to book as per the law of the land. This is my opinion.

  2. Enough is enough they should not be pardoned, you simply can’t make fun of any religion in India… Bharti should be removed from the realty shows they cannot take advantage and say what ever they want…

  3. Why Christians don’t speak when Christians are being tortured, burnt, raped. Now these ladies already apologized and they didn’t mean to hurt. What Christians are these. Didn’t understand.

  4. Ok I do agree that we need to forgive those who trespass against us seventy times seven. And besides let the here ladies know that their over smartness is nothing close to being funny. Really lost respect for them as previously their material in bollywood was pretty good

  5. It’s not in your religion, for what they said?
    After all, we live some 79 years
    How can anyone decide which religion is good or bad ..how do they determine to convert and pursue another without acknowledging the principles each have……
    What these religions have to offer and how they differ,, is this something like a differing quality between Nokia n samsung or us dollar n indian rupee.,,
    I just don’t like people being fooled with the conversion propaganda that is well recieved in the account of secularism and then hated there after…why secularism is promoting this kind of hatred and criticism?

  6. Christ came not to be served but, to serve. In the gospel, God said, if you forgive I wil forgive you, and, if you don’t forgive, I will not forgive you. Stop acting like a child, grow up, understand what it means, it is, that, flesh and blood are not your enemies.

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