Shatrughan Sinha Says Kapil Sharma Insulted Him

Mimicry  is a dangerous art , specially in a politically sensitive  country like ours. One  needs to be very careful  of whom one impersonates  and in what context.

This,  poor Balbir Singh who is know as Shatrughan Sinha’s mimic all his life, discovered when in  2009  in order to show alleged security breaches in the Parliament , Balbir entered  the Indian Parliament in New Delhi unchecked  posing as Shatrughan Sinha.

Ever since  then Balibir’s life has been an endless whirligig  of  court cases and  criminal charges. Now 80-plus  Balbir who has allegedly suffered two heart attacks, asks for forgiveness for a crime that he did not commit alone.

Speaking on showing his impersonator some  compassion and leniency Shatrughn Sinha says, “The man has suffered  enough. He was the bakra in this so-called sting operation. The  people who masterminded  the  whole thing, the  tv channel, got away with it and  left this poor undefended man  to  face the music. What  did he get out of it? Not even any money, I am told. Forgive him , let’s move  on. Much worse crimes are being committed against human  kind. Let’s focus on those.”

Shatruji also reveals startling never-known truths about the   case.

 “This Balbir never entered  parliament as Shatrughan Sinha,” reveals Shatrughan Sinha. “He has imitated me  all his life. But nobody can be fooled into believing he is me. Balbir is  much shorter than  me and far more podgy .At close range he looks nothing  like me.In fact he tried to break into my office as Shatrughan Sinha and was immediately caught out. He had to flee from the premises. No, he didn’t enter parliament as Shatrughan Sinha, He was mistaken for just any parliamentarian.”

Speaking on the cult of mimicry Shatrughan Sinha  says he has no problem with  it. “I am sporting enough to take it on the chin. All the greats Lata Mangeshkar, Asha  Bhosle , Amitabh Bachchanhave mimics impersonating them. It is fine , as long as the mimicry does nor cross the limits of decency. This happened with me when Kapil Sharma made fun of me  on his show.My daughterSonakshi even reprimanded him.  The mimic  should not forget that he is  paying a homage to a man or a woman he  or she admires. Limits of decency should not be crossed.Also  the mimicry should be  restricted to the stage, and not taken out on the streets and certainly not  into the Parliament.”

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