Chitale was arrested from Navi Mumbai on Saturday for a post he shared on his Facebook page.
The post shared by Chital is thought to have been written by someone else. It contains phrases like “hell is waiting” and “you hate brahmins”, allegedly referring to the NCP president.
“I don’t know him. It’s a cultural issue. I thank Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Leader of the Opposition Devendra Farnabis and MNS chief Raj Thackeray for speaking out against such posts,” Sule told reporters.
Asked if he supported the NCP workers’ protest against Chital, the Baramati MP said, “When someone wishes for the death of your parents and whom you consider the norm in public life, it is a matter of culture.”
“Distorted mentality is not good for society,” he said.
On Saturday, activists of the NCP’s women’s wing threw black ink and eggs at Chitale outside Kalamboli police station in Navi Mumbai.
Shiv Sena leader and former Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said age and seniority should be respected in public life.
“The actor said he was sick,” Pednecker claimed.