Munawar Faruqui joins hands with Kangana Ranaut, Alt Balaji unveils comedian as contestant for Lock Upp


Comedian Munawar Faruqui has joined hands with pro-BJP actor Kangana Ranaut, who is notorious for spewing venom against Muslims. Ekta Kapoor’s Alt Balaji unveiled Faruqui as the new contestant of Kangana’s upcoming series Lock Upp.

Faruqui had courted controversy last year after he was arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Police for allegedly mocking Hindu deities through his comedy.

A tweet by Alt Balaji read, “Shows huye hain inke cancel, kya chalenge Lock Upp mein inke plans? #LockUpp streaming from 27th Feb, LIVE free.”

Faruqui was arrested in Indore on 1 January last year after a son of a local BJP MLA created a ruckus even before the comedian could start his performance. He was arrested along with other associates. The comedian from Gujarat had spent weeks in jail until he was granted bail by the Supreme Court.

Faruqui had later announced that he was quitting comedy.