Shatrughan Sinha had a Bollywood career sprawling for decades. The actor who is known for his roles in the hit Bollywood films like Dostana, Kalicharan, Loha, Prem Pujari and others has gained a lot of respect. Now the veteran actor who is a member of a parliament is enjoying a life away from the silver screen, But this does not keep him away from mimics and fans. The actor turned politician has been admired for his on-screen characters and we often come across mimics who in act him.
Speaking about one of his famous mimic Balbir Singh who is still paying the price of entering inside the Indian Parliament, breaching the security and posing as Shatrughan Sinha. The incident took place in the year 2009, and ever since it happened the mimic Balbir, who is now 80 years old and has allegedly gone through two heart attacks is trapped in the web of legal charges and court cases.
Talking to Masala.com, the actor went in lengths to speak about Balbir and said that the “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 humankind. Let’s focus on those.”
Talking about the mimicry and expressing his thoughts about it, the 72-year-old actor says he has never had a problem with people enacting him and has always taken it as a sport. But then even he feels that there should be a limit to it all. Shatrughan Sinha recalls the time when popular comedian Kapil Sharma made fun of him on his show and says, “I am sporting enough to take it on the chin. All the greats Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Amitabh Bachchan have mimics impersonating them. It is fine, as long as the mimicry does not cross the limits of decency. This happened to me when Kapil Sharma made fun of me on his show. My daughter Sonakshi 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.”