Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha has extended his support to Kamaal Rashid Khan aka KRK, who was arrested by the Mumbai police over 'derogatory' tweets against late actors Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan. In a series of tweets, Shatrughan demanded justice for the film critic, calling him a ‘self-made man.’ The actor turned politician also claimed that KRK has been a ‘victim of a conspiracy of circumstances. To note, Shatrughan has supported KRK despite him taking nasty digs at his daughter Sonakshi Sinha.
Years ago, the self-proclaimed film critic had body-shamed Sonakshi and following this, the actress called him a ‘waste of space.’ However, Shatrughan took to his Twitter handle to voice his support for KRK saying he speaks his mind without any fear. The actor tweeted, “One should not forget that Kamal Rashid Khan @kamaalrkhan & one should always remember that despite great opposition & struggle the 'KRK' is a self made man, he has the blessings of the Almighty. He has made his place in the film industry, as well as society.” ALSO READ: SHOCKING! KRK Arrested For Demanding Sexual Favours; Actress Alleged He Tried To Have Sex With Her At His Bungalow- Report
In another follow-up tweet, Shatrughan added, “His biggest asset has been his confidence, he seems to speak without any fear or favour. He doesn’t shudder to speak his mind against all odds as he has the conviction & freedom of opinion/speech of any kind, within the framework of law/constitution, even if not accepted. He seems to be a victim of conspiracy of circumstances. God Bless him! Hope, wish & pray that Kamal Rashid Khan gets justice which he deserves soon, sooner the better. Jai Hind!”
Kamaal Rashid Khan is currently sent to 14-day judicial custody after his arrest over derogatory tweets on the late actors. Recently, he was arrested by Versova Police for allegedly ‘demanding sexual favours from an actress. In her complaint, the actress and model claimed that KRK tried to have sex with her when she visited his residence in 2019.
In 2021, the actress filed an FIR against him at Versova police station.