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Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty use casteist slur on TV shows, complaint filed

Salman Khan had allegedly used the word ‘bhangi’ during the promotion of his film Tiger Zinda Hai, while referring to his dancing skills while Shilpa Shetty reportedly used it to describe how she looks at home.

bollywood Updated: Dec 22, 2017 11:45 IST
Asian News International
Salman Khan,Shilpa Shetty,National Commission for Scheduled Castes
Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty face a complaint for using casteist slur against Scheduled Castes during their appearances on TV shows,

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has sought a reply from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the police commissioners of Delhi and Mumbai over complaints against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and actress Shilpa Shetty for allegedly using derogatory language against the Scheduled Castes in TV shows.

Salman had allegedly used the word during the promotion of his film Tiger Zinda Hai, while referring to his dancing skills. Shilpa had reportedly used the word to describe how she looks at home.

The NCSC has asked to file a reply on the action taken against the actors as per the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Act, 2015, within a week. The commission issued the notice after it received a complaint from an ex-chairman of the Delhi Commission for Safai Karamcharis, Harnam Singh.

Singh, in his complaint, said that the actors used the word ‘bhangi’ in TV shows which clearly insults the entire Valmiki community of the world.

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First Published: Dec 22, 2017 11:45 IST