Bharti Singh has landed herself in trouble. An FIR has been filed against the comedians for hurting the sentiments of the members of the Sikh community with a joke on moustaches and beards, in an old video.
In a turn of events, an FIR has been registered against the actress-comedienne at Adampur police station in Jalandhar. The case was registered on the complaint of Ravidas Tiger Force chief Jassi Tallan. According to the FIR, Bharti Singh has been accused of mocking the Sikh people examples of their moustaches and beards in an old video. She has been charged under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code.
In the old video that has gone viral, Bharti Singh is seen saying, when you drink milk and put beard in your mouth, it tastes like sewaiyan. She also talks about men having lice in their beards. The video which also features Jasmin Bhasin has circulated all over on the internet, upsetting the Sikh community for disrespecting beards and moustaches.
Earlier on May 16, Bharti Singh had shared a video to clarify that her intentions were to not hurt her. She requested netizens to not misjudge her.
In the video, Bharti apologised and said, “I was doing comedy with my friend but if it has hurt the sentiments of any section, I apologise with folded hands. I am a Punjabi myself, I was born in Amritsar and I'd always respect it. I am a proud Punjabi, too.”
On the work front, Bharti Singh has just wrapped up her shoot for The Khatra Khatra Show.