Mumbai: Bollywood actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan has lent his support to comedian and actor Kapil Sharma on his recent tweet about corruption.
“Every citizen in our country has their own views on politics and they know the consequences they have to face on expressing their view. If Kapil has given any inappropriate statement, he is ready to face that,” Arbaaz said at an Eid celebration event on Tuesday.
He was referring to Kapil’s tweet in which he made the shocking allegation that he paid Rs 15 crore income tax every year since the past five years, yet was made to pay a bribe of Rs 500,000 to a municipal officer for expediting his office work.
“Everyday, someone says something and without making a correct meaning, people start misinterpreting. We say we should have freedom of expression but when we express, others start attacking,” said Arbaaz.
“Let’s allow him to express his opinion. You agree or disagree but leave him with his statement. Why crucify? Instead of standing with him for an issue like corruption, people have started accusing him,” he added.
Arbaaz also expressed that people don’t easily forgive and become intolerant.
His star brother Sohail, who was also present for the Eid celebration with his “Freaky Ali” team, added: “Everyone has their own personal experience. I have known Kapil for long. He is one of the nicest persons I’ve ever met in my life.”