The 24-year-old man who slapped Gauahar Khan during the shooting of India's Raw Star has justified his actions, claiming he did it to safeguard India's youth.
A junior artist, Akil Malik, was attending the shooting of India's Raw Star for a few days before he slapped the show's host, Gauahar.
As reported by NDTV, the 24-year-old showed no remorse for his actions and instead claimed if actresses stopped wearing short clothes, crime will decrease.
A source said about the incident, "While Malik was being escorted out of the place, he managed to go up on stage and slapped her. It was chaos after the security pulled the man away. Gauahar was shocked and was crying a lot. A stunned Gauahar didn’t understand what happened. Though the shooting was stopped, Gauahar took a break of an hour to gather her bearings and then reported back on stage to finish the leftover one hour shoot."
Malik said he disapproved of Gauahar's clothes and tried to make her "understand". During the argument, he slapped her even as the audience and a security staff of 250 people watched.
Even as social media erupted in anger after his action, Bollywood celebs also condemned the incident, this self-appointed moral policeman went on to say that it was his way of "teaching" Gauahar a lesson so that she would never wear a short dress again.
He claimed that since he was sexually attracted to girls who wear short skirts, other youths could too. He told the police that girls wearing short clothes "damage the brains" of youngsters and instigate them to commit crimes.
Malik was produced before a court and remanded to police custody till Thursday.