Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty have been issued summons by the deputy SP of Churu, Rajasthan for allegedly making derogatory remarks against a particular community in an interview on December 22, ANI reported. Film analyst Komal Nahta has also been summoned.
A day after the interview, the Rojgar Aghari Republican Party of India had filed a police complaint in Mumbai against the two stars for using the word ‘bhangi’ on a public platform and hurting the sentiments of the Scheduled Caste community.
However, Shilpa Shetty had later issued an apology on Twitter saying: “Some of my words from an interview in the past have been misinterpreted. It was never said with the intent of hurting anyone’s feelings… I apologize if they have. I’m proud to belong to a country that boasts of diverse castes and creeds and I respect each one of them.”