The violent and abusive vigilante, and social media sensation Deepak Sharma, who recently uploaded a video of him assaulting a boy for making 'objectionable memes', has claimed that the video was actually a "film" and like actors in films, he was trying to deliver a "message" by thrashing the youngster.

Yeah, he just gave an interview to a media house.

"My name is Deepak Sharma and I am from Rashtriya Swabhiman Dal. In the video, I had already mentioned the heading as "A Film". I do not have to explain here what a film means. If you watch that video clearly, then you will come to know that it was filmed to show that if you post such demeaning things on the internet, then it hurts the sentiments of the society and in turn, you will have to face the consequences," Sharma told ANI in an interview on Tuesday. 

Sharma, who sports a tilak and saffron stole in his viral videos, is a self-proclaimed guardian of religion. He claims to be from Jaipur but, as per the police, lives in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh.

During the interview, Sharma also refuted allegations of some netizens who had claimed that the victim in the video was a Muslim.  

"I haven't mentioned his name, then how can people jump onto the conclusion that he is a Muslim...The film stars are not arrested for spreading such messages. I have put the heading of the video as 'A Film', so I don't think the police will have any kind of discomfort with that. A sane person will understand what I have been trying to show in that video," he said. 

Here's the video of assault 

Notably, while the video of him assaulting a boy has gone viral on social media, there has been no police complaint against Sharma in the case, as per the Hathras police. 

Here's all you need to know about the man.

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