MUMBAI – Indian actress Gauhar Khan thanks her fans for supporting after she’s slapped by Akil Malik for wearing revealing clothes on Tele Vision.
Gauhar Khan, the presenter who was left in a state of shock after she was filmed being slapped by a man from the audience, who took offence to what she was wearing, has publicly thanked followers for their support.
The Bollywood actress and model tweeted the following message to her fans on Twitter:
I thank all my fans…loved ones n imp voices of personalities tat hav supported me in dis traumatic time..May almighty bless us all.
— GAUAHAR KHAN (@GAUAHAR_KHAN) December 2, 2014
Akil Malik, 24, responded aggressively to Khan’s cutaway outfit as she presented the grand finale of singing competition Raw Star at Film City in Goregaon, Mumbai, getting up out of his seat to threaten and assault her.
“Being a Muslim woman, she should not have worn such a short dress,” the Mumbai police quoted Malik as saying by way of explanation for his behaviour.
“Actresses are the face of society and they should not wear skirts and short clothes as they make youngsters get attracted to them sexually,” Indian publication Mid-day quotes the police as recording from Malik.
Earler, Bollywood actress and model Gauhar Khan was allegedly slapped by an audience member for wearing a short skirt during the recording of an Indian reality show.
Mohammed Akil Mallick is accused of assault and criminal intimidation following the incident at the Film City studio in Goregaon, near Mumbai, during recording for the Raw Star music talent show. He reportedly told police officers that because she is Muslim, Khan should not wear revealing clothing or dance in a racy manner.
Mohammad Akil Malik, 24, had been coming over to the show, as a member of the audience, for the past two to three days.
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