"It is anarchism, stupidity and insulting. It is like killing the freedom of expression. Deepak Dobriyal had said on a news channel that he (Ram Rahim Singh) came and made a joke of the film industry by making MSG (Messenger of God), so why can't we make fun of him?" said Piyush Mishra
"I felt very alone when this happened. It shocked me as I had apologized on twitter the next morning after I got feedback. It was not that I was scared," Kiku Sharda said
Jaideep Chopra, the film's director, says, "We have lost about Rs 80 lakhs as the entire shoot is on location in Moradabad. We had secured permission and had the areas blocked. Since it was supposed to be a combination shoot, we could not have gone ahead without him"
Kiku Sharda's colleagues have reacted with anger and disbelief to his arrest for imitating self-styled guru Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and actor Rishi Kapoor has tweeted in his customary provocative style. "See this picture!I would like to play this rockstar in a film. Let me see who puts me behind bars?"