Does Rakhi Sawant's show 'Rakhi in Khaki' have a role to play in her arrests?
Rakhi Sawant was in the news recently for the arrest warrant issued against her by a team of the Punjab police force for allegedly passing remarks against the sage Valmiki.
She later apologised for her comments, too. But a closer look at her latest show Rakhi in Khaki reveals that it may have been the reason for the police's ire.
In these videos, Sawant dresses up like a police officer, complete with a tag that says 'inspector'. The content of these videos is crass, much like the comments that Sawant has made in the past on several issues.
In one video, she explains why she decided to wear a dress that had PM Narendra Modi's face on it on 15 August when she was in the US. She says that she does not understand why people have created an uproar about the dress five months after she wore it. She uses the video to appeal to the prime minister and ask him if he thinks she did something objectionable. "Kya main balaatkari hu, kya main aatankwadi hu? Kya kisiko jalaya hai?" she asks.
She uses the video to make a point about how everyone has different ways of expressing their patriotism and that this dress was her way of representing her love for the prime minister.
In another, she threatens to incapacitate a caller by kissing him, which would result in him contracting chikungunya. She calls Nawaz Sharif "bewafa" and challenged Hafiz Saeed, who she thinks incapable of even buying proterty in Gurgaon, to take Kashmir. She has made fun of Fawad Khan and Karan Johar following the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil controversy. She has also taken on a fake godman Tom Baba in another video.
There are copious amounts of cuss words, slapstick humour, forced double entendres, sex jokes and references to Bollywood dialogues. The lines are meant to titillate and create headlines, in typical Rakhi Sawant-style. These videos average at 1 lakh views, and the comments from viewers range from encouragement to trolling and even disbelief.
In a sense, Rakhi in Khaki in an embodiment of everything that Rakhi Sawant is.