A day after Kamaal R Khan tweeted about his weight loss in jail, he shared another one on the microblogging site, clarifying if Bollywood bigwigs were responsible for his arrest.
KRK was arrested as soon as he landed in Mumbai from Dubai on August 30. According to the police, he was arrested over FIR against his controversial social media posts back in 2020.
Taking to Twitter once again, the actor-turned-film critic wrote, “Many people are saying that @karanjohar was behind my arrest. No, it’s not true. #Karan #SRK #Aamir #Ajay #Akshay etc have nothing to do with my arrest.”
On September 11, he revealed that he is back home after being in judicial custody for ten days.
The FIR was lodged on the basis of a complaint by Yuva Sena leader Rahul Kanal on April 30, 2020, where he alleged that KRK’s tweets on the late Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor allegedly spread “hatred”.
Rahul had said in the FIR that a person named Kamal R Khan regularly spreads hatred on social media.
“He came into Bollywood with a movie named ‘Deshdrohi’ and is really acting like one. Even when the world is going through a pandemic, I can’t understand his inhumane behaviour and spreading hatred in all spheres of life.” The complainant said KRK was making hateful comments against late actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor.
“After Irrfan Khan, who is India’s pride, passed away, he was making poor claims and statements on him. He was also talking crap about senior actor late Rishi Kapoor also,” he said in the complaint.
The same day he was sent into 14-day judicial custody.
On September 5, KRK was arrested by Versova Police for allegedly demanding sexual favours from an actress and holding the complainant’s hand in the first week of January 2019. He later got bail in this case. He got bail in both cases.