In a shocking piece of news, an FIR has been filed against comedian Bharti Singh over a joke cracked in an old video.
The comedian has been accused of mocking men with beards. An FIR has been registered against the actress-comedienne at Adampur police station in Jalandhar.
The case was registered on the complaint of Ravidas Tiger Force chief Jassi Tallan.
As per the FIR copy, the Bharti has been accused of mocking Sikhs by citing examples of their moustaches and beards in an old video.
The complaint alleged that Bharti had hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community.
The news comes a day after Bharti was charged under Section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) of the Indian Penal Code.
As per a report on India Today, an FIR was also filed on the complaint of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in Amritsar, Punjab on Monday.
In the video, Bharti had said: "Beard-moustache has many benefits; drink milk and put some of the beard in your mouth, it will taste nothing less than seviyaan.
After the video gained momentum on social media, Bharti issued an apology on the internet. The comedienne uploaded a video to apologize and clarify that her intentions were not to hurt the sentiments of any community.