Members of the film and TV fraternity are shocked and speechless after actor-model and TV host Gauahar Khan was slapped by a man for reportedly wearing a 'short' dress on the sets of a reality singing show.
Director Madhur Bhandarkar finds it "disgusting and highly condemnable". The Chandni Bar director tweeted: Shocked to hear that Gauahar Khan got slapped for alleged indecency. Absurdity just touched a new level. Disgusting and highly condemnable.
Khan was slapped on the sets of TV show India's Raw star by 24-year-old audience member, Akil Malik, who was reportedly enraged that the actor, a Muslim wore a 'skimpy' dress.
Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar too took to Twitter to express his anger. “Dearest natural selection, please help us out-evolve morons like the one who slapped Gauahar Khan. Sincerely,” he tweeted on Monday.
Actor Rohit Roy was left "speechless" after reading the headline: Man slaps actor Gauahar Khan for 'wearing indecent clothes'. Sharing a shot of the story, he captioned it: "Headlines of today! I mean, seriously?? Have I moved to Taliban country ?! #speechless".
Sample some of the reactions:
Dearest natural selection, please help us out-evolve morons like the one who slapped Gauhar Khan. Sincerely...— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) December 1, 2014
@GAUAHAR_KHAN When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.. U hold Ur head up high darling— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) December 2, 2014
Shocked to hear that Gauhar Khan got slapped for alleged indecency. Absurdity just touched a new level. Disgusting and highly condemnable.— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) December 1, 2014
One tight slap on the pervert who abused #GauharKhan ! Hope he and the likes of him rot in hell!— Vishakha J Singh (@vishakhasingh55) November 30, 2014
Meanwhile, the case is being investigated. An official from Aarey Colony police station said: "On Sunday night, the accused Mohammad Akil Malik was brought here and he is in our custody. We are investigating this case."
The Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year actor had sought help from police on Sunday night itself.
Zonal DCP Panjabrao Ugle added: "Gauahar Khan was shooting on Sunday night so, after finishing her shoot she came to the police station and we have already recorded her statement. Now, the case has been registered and we are taking care of it”.
The accused had been reportedly observing the model for over three days. On Sunday night, he suddenly got up and went to the stage. He initially tried to touch her and then slapped her.
He is likely to be booked on charges of molestation and assault.
(With IANS inputs)